HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Maitreya and the emergence
Life in the new age
Effects on the environment
Science and technology in the age of light
Maitreya's teachings on religion
Maitreya's spiritual teachings
The overcoming of fear
Growth of consciousness
The Seven Rays
Discipleship and practice
Disease: causes and cure
Practical psychology from an esoteric perspective
Towards group initiation
The call to service
―Midwest Book Review Maitreya's Mission is a three-volume tour de force of commentary on social, religious and metaphysical matters.
―Monte Leach Open Maitreya's Mission, Vol. II at random and you will, more likely than not, find a pearl of insight somewhere on the page:
On the economy (p. 131): "Capitalism, in its pure form, is at an end in Europe. It has no future whatsoever. Instead, countries will model their governments on a form of democratic socialism. Gradually, this will become the model for all nations as the most effective way to ensure that the voice and will of the people is properly represented."
On service to others (p. 613): "The basic impulse behind all evolution is that activity of the soul which we call service. Service is nothing less than the demonstration in relationship of the Law of Love."
On overcoming fear (p. 287): "If we can simply look, without condemning at what is, without judging, making comparisons, without feeling superior or inferior... then I believe we can enter into communion with the Self, which is all Being, and know from then on the absence, the overcoming of fear."
Such blending of spirituality and practicality is typical of Benjamin Creme, the British artist, author and esoteric scholar, whose previous books, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom and Maitreya's Mission, Vol. I, are in circulation worldwide. The Scottish-born artist says that the chaos and turmoil now occurring in the world are the birth pangs of a new and brilliant civilization in the making. "We are standing at the beginning of an extraordinary period in the history of the world, a time when the true, spiritual nature of humanity will become manifest for the first time."
In his books, as well as lectures worldwide, Creme says that the birth of this new civilization is being assisted by a group of illumined spiritual teachers known as the Masters of Wisdom. The presence of such teachers was first written about in the West in the late 18O0s by Theosophist H.P. Blavatsky and later by Alice A. Bailey. Creme says these Masters, long the inspirers and protectors of humanity from behind the scenes, are now returning to the everyday world. At their head is Maitreya, the World Teacher, the one awaited under various names by many religious traditions. When humanity, via its representatives, the world's media, invite Maitreya forward, according to Creme, Maitreya will begin to work openly, inspiring humanity to create a world based on sharing, social and economic justice, and global cooperation.
Whether or not one agrees with Creme's views on Maitreya and the Masters, this tome is a treasure-trove of practical information on a wide range of topics, including: The Art of Self-Realization, Disease: Causes and Cures, science and technology in the new age, meditation, the environment, global economics and politics, and the international drug problem.
With corruption and crime reported ad nauseam these days in the newspapers and on television, Maitreya's Mission, Vol. II provides a needed antidote - a healthy dose of hope and more than a measure of insight.