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Star heralded Maitreya’s appearance in Nairobi
Kenya Times reporter Job Mutungi, describing Maitreya’s visit to Kawangware, Nairobi, on 11 June 1988, wrote: “On Saturday 4 June 1988 a big, bright star was sighted above the skies by worshippers. It was unusually brighter than ordinary stars.” (Share International, Sep. 1988)
Another witness on that day, Agnes Mutua, described seeing Maitreya leaving Mr Gurman Singh’s car: “As he disappeared, a big shining star with rainbow colours rose up to heaven. All the neighbours and my children saw it, and they have no doubt that Jesus had come to Kawangware. This star can be seen during Mary’s [Akatsa’s] healing sessions at Kawangware.”
The star was still visible in 1994 when Share International co-worker Memo Neupert visited Nairobi. The healer Mary Akatsa confirmed that it was the same star. (Share International, July 1994)
On Saturday 29 March 2008, two co-workers and I were manning a Share International stand at the Vitality Show, Olympia, London. Two ladies approached the stand. The first lady looked Caribbean, was middle-aged, tall and well-built. She wore a long, deep-pink dress with a silver-sequined v-neck, a red coat and a large, red turban. She had a friendly face and was very eye-catching! Her companion was a younger, Asian woman who was tall and slim, with long brown hair tied back. She stood further away, appeared solemn and serious, and didn’t smile so much.
I explained the information and the lady in red nodded and smiled enthusiastically. Then she led me through a series of questions. “Had I ever experienced Maitreya personally?” I recounted an incident and explained that many people are having such encounters, and marvelled at the imaginative guises and the sense of humour the Masters have. The strange thing was, if I paused only for a second, she finished the sentence off for me! It became quite obvious. I wondered if she could be Maitreya, but at the same time was trying to be professional and tell the information as I normally would. There was a twinkle in her eye, and our exchange gave me a light-hearted boost.
We talked about living a simpler life and sharing the world’s resources, and then I spoke about Maitreya’s interview on television soon. I said that Benjamin Creme explains that when Maitreya talks about how to solve the world’s problems, we may have heard similar ideas and concepts before, but this time, with Maitreya Himself conveying the words … I paused slightly … she said emphatically: “We will understand.” “Exactly,” I said.
Her eyes fell on a Transmission Meditation leaflet. She immediately said: “It’s like helping a good cause isn’t it?” I hadn’t spoken yet about the meditation or that it was for service, so her remark surprised me. They said “thank-you” and went, leaving me uplifted and slightly bemused.
Please could you say if these two ladies were, in fact, Masters?
G.F., London, UK.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the ‘Caribbean woman’ was Maitreya, and the ‘Asian woman’ was the Master Jesus.)
On 6 September 2008 another group member and I were going to help out with the Share International stand at the paranormal fair in a church (‘De grote kerk’) in The Hague. When I arrived, two visitors said that they had come especially to hear the talk about Maitreya and that people were already waiting in the lecture room. I was shocked because we did not know anything about a lecture and there was no-one to give it. I went to the lecture room to cancel the lecture and explain why.
There were half a dozen people, including an oriental-looking gentleman who said to me: “Why don’t you give the lecture?” I said uncertainly that I could not do it, but he said: “Do it yourself, you already have so much wisdom and knowledge within you,” and he looked at a lady sitting next to him, who nodded approvingly. I felt confused and a little panicky.
The gentleman said again: “Do it, you can do it, you have so much to tell,” and again he looked at the woman who said: “Yes, you can do it.”
I was still confused and thinking it over when the man repeated: “You say that at the booth you give information about Maitreya. You believe the message, tell it! It does not need to be perfect.”
I replied that I would give it a try and returned to the stand to tell my colleague. He had heard about the lecture and, although he too had never given a talk, he had already decided to do it. I told him what had just happened and we decided to give the lecture together.
When we returned the gentleman nodded: “Yes, you can also do it together,” and the lady smiled. Then we told the people present about Maitreya and sharing. During our talk the gentleman regularly nodded in approval and afterwards he said: “You did great, really fantastic,” and the woman agreed.
Later I remembered that three days earlier I discussed with a friend how difficult it is to initiate steps to make Maitreya’s message known. I had said something like: “I wish Maitreya would give a very clear indication which steps to take.”
(1) Were the gentleman and lady Masters? (2) Was this a reaction to my remark?
N.H., the Netherlands.
((1)Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man was Maitreya, the ‘lady’ the Master Jesus. (2) Yes.)
On Saturday 15 July 2008 I was on my way home after attending a demonstration in London, called at short notice to object to the visit of George W Bush, his welcome by the Queen and invitation to dine with the British Prime Minister in the evening.
I felt a bit self-conscious standing there on the underground platform with people looking at my banner saying: “Sharing and justice will bring peace”. The train arrived at last and just as I moved towards the doors, I heard a voice at my side: “I see you’ve been to the demonstration then.” Once on the train I noticed that my companion was a middle-aged studious-looking woman wearing very thick-lensed glasses. She had dark hair and was wearing a jacket covered in all kinds of activist badges. She leaned forward earnestly and started commenting on the large number of people who had attended the demonstration given the very short notice and also on the excellent calibre of the speeches.
We discussed the speech of Mozzam Begg who had been held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. He portrayed a cultured and intelligent person who had moved me to tears with the description of his treatment there. Another speaker was Walter Wolfgang, a socialist who had been arrested at a Labour Party Conference a few years ago. He said that people who came to the demonstration and those around the world who were sympathetic would make the future while Bush and his partners would remain in the past. Another speaker said that the media were complicit in engendering deception in people living in the West by not reporting on the war in Iraq and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and control of Gaza.
Then the woman told me an extraordinary thing: “The only areas of growth in America are the military and prisons.”
My stop came and I had to leave after saying goodbye. I would like to ask if this person was a Master?
S.P., West Sussex, UK.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms the ‘woman’ was Maitreya.)
On my computer I have a nifty little programme called ‘Rijks-widget’ that pops up a different work of art from the collection at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam every day, for display on my computer desktop. On the morning of 17 September 2008 I was feeling rather nervous as I was going to translate for Benjamin Creme’s lecture in Amsterdam that evening, when the Rijks-widget showed a Buddha-like statue which drew my interest. When I clicked to enlarge it, and turned the page to read the description, it turned out to be a statue of Bodhisattva Maitreya from the 3rd century AD, with his hand raised in “a gesture of reassurance”, as the accompanying text read.
Was this just a coincidence or did Maitreya have a hand in the art selection that showed up on my computer desktop that day?
G.A., Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that Maitreya manifested the image for the questioner.)
I was riding my bicycle to work on 10 September 2008, at about 3pm, along Avenida Diagonal, in Barcelona, when I passed a man sitting on a bench, who looked like a street beggar with long dark hair, reading glasses, and a hat on. He looked unusual, and somehow similar to a friend of mine. I had just been thinking about what it was like to sleep on the streets and after passing him the thought “this is Maitreya” suddenly entered my mind. I turned my bike around and went back to talk to him. I asked if I could take his photo: he was friendly and said yes, and asked me if I was a tourist. I said no, that I live in Barcelona, but I know that I look like a tourist. He then said to me: “The God of all that is loves you and wants you to be happy”, which seemed specifically related to the state of mind I had been in earlier, worrying about not doing enough Emergence work, and thus unable to be happy. He also asked me for some money which I gave him, and then he got up and said he was going to go look for something to eat. He walked to the curb and began crossing the street as I rode away. Was this man Maitreya?
S.Q., Barcelona, Spain.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man was, indeed, a familiar of Maitreya.)
We have bought the same brand of organic biscuits for years. They have a round shape and a hole in the middle. Some weeks ago, I opened a pack and found one biscuit very different from the rest: it was considerably larger and had a distinctive heart shape. I found it nice, but I thought no more about it. Days later, when I bought another pack and opened it, I found two heart biscuits in it. The next pack I bought days afterwards contained three heart biscuits. I began to smile and wonder and made some enquiries at the shop: all biscuits should have the same round shape, the packages were alright and no one had reported anything strange with that brand of biscuits. So, are these heart biscuits the result of a mistake in their production or something else?
C.F., Barcelona, Spain.(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that this was not a mistake, the biscuits were manifested specially by Maitreya. In short, a sign.)
Share International regularly prints photographs sent in by readers showing a variety of different light phenomena: light blessings, crosses of light and light images. Typically, a column or swirl of light is discovered on the photograph after development. These patterns of light are not caused by film faults or accidents in the developing process and are only seen on the exposure in question, not the whole film. Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that they are blessings manifested by Maitreya or the Master Jesus. A further selection of light-blessing photographs follows, chosen from the many sent to Share International.
A marble statue of Shirdi Sai Baba (c.1840 to 1918) an Avatar and the previous incarnation of Sai Baba, has miraculously opened one eye. The miracle occurred in July 2008 while the owners, devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, were cleaning the statue in preparation for the following day’s puja (worship). The 12-inch high white statue is in the home of Babu, Lakshmi and their son Dhrupad who was cleaning it. At first the statue seemed to have some particles in the corner of its left eye. As Dhrupad was cleaning it, he felt a sudden change in the statue and the eyelashes appeared to move. The family decided to stop washing it and wait.
On the following morning (18 July) they were astonished and thrilled to see that Shirdi Sai Baba had opened his left eye over night. Since then the miraculous winking statue has drawn huge crowds already.
Shirdi Sai Baba once said: “My eye is ever on those who love Me.”
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms this is a genuine miracle manifested by Maitreya.)
A young Baptist woman in Arlington, Texas, has discovered a grape bearing the image of the Virgin Mary. Becky Ginn posted a photograph of the grape on her LiveJournal and then contacted NBC 5. “I thought this stuff just happened to Catholics?” she said. “We generally don’t expect to see holy people popping up in our foodstuffs.” However, she has not made a shrine to it or prayed to it, she said. (Source: NBC5.com)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that it is an authentic sign manifested by the Master Jesus.)
Hundreds of people have gathered to gaze at an image of the Madonna which appeared on 30 September 2008 in a second floor window of the Mercy Medical Centre, Stafford Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The car park of the Medical Centre is attracting daily crowds, who come to pray, say the rosary and take photographs on their cell phones. Some sing and others are overcome and weep. Olga Romero who lives nearby and came to pray for her health, was convinced it was Our Lady of Guadalupe. Said Sister Kathleen Sullivan, senior vice president at Mercy: “What it is I don’t know, but it was certainly humbling to see the faith of the people. It was so beautiful.”
The image has a clearly defined outline as the sun shines through the window, agreed Mark E Dupont, Roman Catholic Diocese spokesman, but cautioned that it would take the church years to investigate it.
Deirdre Gogel of West Springfield found it comforting that the image appeared when the United States is going through such trying economic times and people are frightened. (Source: masslive.com)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that it is an authentic sign manifested by Maitreya.)
“Important events are taking place in many parts of the world. People everywhere will be astonished by the reports. These will include sightings, in unprecedented numbers, of spacecraft from our neighbouring planets, Mars and Venus in particular.”
(Benjamin Creme’s Master, ‘The gathering of the Forces of Light’, SI March 2007)
Two-thirds of the population of Russia are convinced that extra-terrestrial life is a reality. A survey carried out by the Visiom Centre in more than 150 villages and cities of Russia, just before the national celebration of Astronautic Day, reveals that more than 60 per cent of Russians consider that the possibility of other evolved intelligences is probable; a third think it is real. (Source: www.infos-paranormal.com)
Australia: Northern Territory June to August 2008 has seen a spate of sightings in Northern Territory skies. The Territory’s unofficial UFO capital, Wycliffe Well, 1,100 kilometres south of Darwin, attracts hundreds of visitors each year. “The last three months have been pretty full-on with sightings,” said Lew Farkas,Welcliffe Well Holiday Park owner.
Howard Springs, Darwin A member of the state parliament of Australia’s Northern Territory saw a UFO fly across the sky in the early morning of 16 July 2008. Gerry Wood said the object moved at a tremendous speed in the sky above Howard Springs, a rural suburb of Darwin.
Photographs taken in July 2008 by Alan Ferguson of Acacia Hills reveal the image of a UFO. He noticed the images after downloading the pictures to his computer. (Source: Northern Territory News, Australia)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms these invariably were spacecraft from Mars.)
A retired officer of the UK’s Royal Air Force said that a fleet of “spaceships” were tracked on radar at his military base in 1971. Wing Commander Alan Turner, who was a radar supervisor at the RAF Sopley base in southern England in 1971, said 35 craft appeared on their radar screens. The UFOs were equally spaced and increased their altitude from 3,000 feet to 60,000 feet at almost 300 miles per hour. Every few seconds one of the craft would disappear from radar and be replaced by an identical UFO shortly thereafter. Turner said six military radar, as well as radar operators at Heathrow Airport in London, tracked the UFOs. Three days later, after reports were filed about the phenomenon, the UK Ministry of Defence visited the RAF base and told staff to “never speak about the incident again”, according to Turner.
“UFOs are a fact I tracked them on military radar units,” Turner said. “What I saw defied all logic and was, quite frankly, extraordinary. It wasn’t just me. More than 30 pairs of eyes of RAF staff and radar operators at Heathrow Airport witnessed the same thing.” He continued: “I instantly knew this wasn’t a convoy of military planes. The only craft with that rate of climb were supersonic lightning aircraft but they wouldn’t have been able to hold such a perfect formation. They also make a lot of noise. No one heard a thing on the night in question.” (Source: The Sun, UK)
A photograph showing the overshadowing by Maitreya of Benjamin Creme during his lecture in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 17 September 2008. Approximately three-quarters of the audience of 600 were newcomers attracted by an extensive advertising campaign which included television advertisements.
Benjamin Creme’s yearly visit to the Netherlands finished as usual in the south of the country with a three-day European Transmission Meditation conference. The conference theme was “Education, education, education”, emphasizing the importance now, in the very short time remaining, of making known as widely as possible our information about the Emergence of Maitreya into public recognition.
Interview with Noam Chomsky (Part Two)
by Jason Francis
Noam Chomsky is professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, where he teaches linguistics and philosophy. He has received wide recognition for having revolutionized modern linguistics and has been awarded, among other honors, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Also internationally acclaimed as a scholar on such subjects as politics and foreign policy, he has written many bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (2003), Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (2007) and Interventions (2007). Noam Chomsky was interviewed for Share International by Jason Francis.
Part One of Jason Francis’ interview, with Noam Chomsky, The democratic deficit, was published in Share International, October 2008.
Share International: What effect is religious fundamentalism having on democracy around the world?
Noam Chomsky: If religious fundamentalism is kept as a personal or community matter, it has no effect on democracy. But if it enters into the political system, the public arena, it has a very significant and, of course, negative effect upon democracy, because its principles are pretty much inconsistent with it. This is developing all over the world. It’s quite dramatic in the United States right now. The United States has always been off the chart in terms of extremist religious beliefs. It’s quite radically different from other industrialized societies. There is no industrial society outside the United States where you can find a significant number of people about 50 per cent in the United States who believe that the world was created several thousand years ago exactly as it is now. That’s similarly true for other extremist beliefs.
Religious fundamentalism has occasionally entered into the public arena and political life during periods of religious revivalism, which had an effect on policy in the 1950s, for example. But there has never been anything like the most recent 30 years or so. By the late 1970s political party managers began to realize that if they catered to the religious fundamentalist community, which is very substantial, by offering them small things that didn’t matter much to the policy makers, they could gain electoral votes. Since the 1980 election, every presidential candidate has had to declare themselves deeply religious. The question never really arose much before, but since the 1980 election that has been uniform.
In other parts of the world, Islamic fundamentalism is of most concern to the West. The most extreme Islamic fundamentalist state in the world has been and remains Saudi Arabia also the closest US ally in the world, in part because of its Islamic fundamentalism. Back in the 1950s and 1960s there was a struggle between secular Arab nationalism and Islamic fundamentalist extremism. The two main figures in the struggle were President Nasser in Egypt and the King and Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. The US was strongly opposed to secular nationalism in Egypt, Iraq and elsewhere, and favored Islamic fundamentalism.
That conflict was basically settled by Israel’s conquests in 1967, which pretty much destroyed the Nasser center of secular nationalism and one of the pillars of the Third World movement, the Non-Aligned Movement, which the US also despised. In fact, that’s when the US/Israeli relationship became really firm. A kind of ‘love affair’ developed between US intellectuals and Israel, which had not existed before as a real service to US power, supporting Islamic fundamentalism against the dangers of secular nationalism. The same thing happened inside the Israeli occupied territories: Israel supported the fundamentalist groups, which emerged finally as Hamas, as a weapon against the secular nationalist PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization].
This has also happened elsewhere. It is well known that former US President Reagan supported the most extreme Islamic fundamentalists the US could round up around the world to try to bleed the Russians in Afghanistan.
During the same years, the 1980s, the US strongly supported the Zia ul-Haq dictatorship in Pakistan, which radically Islamized the country, established the famous Islamist madrasas with the funding of Saudi Arabia, which significantly moved the country towards Islamic fundamentalism. The Reagan administration also overrode congressional restrictions against aid to Pakistan, based on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, which the Reagan administration pretended they didn’t know about. Now, of course, radical Islamism has taken on its own very threatening and dangerous characteristics.
The same is true of Hindu nationalism. The fundamentalist nationalism is represented mostly by the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party], one of India’s main political parties, which puts forth a dangerous and quite extreme Hindu nationalism. In Gujarat, the recent election was won by Narendra Modi (the main figure in the Hindu Nationalist Movement), who was largely responsible for the massacres there a few years ago in which a couple of thousand Muslims were killed. These are not minor developments, and are not only threatening to democracy, but to any meaningful conception of human rights.
SI: What effect are the socialist presidencies of Chavez in Venezuela, Morales in Bolivia, Kirchner in Argentina, Correa in Ecuador and Lula in Brazil having on regional integration, socioeconomic sovereignty and democracy throughout South America?
NC: Let’s begin with democracy because that’s the easiest one to measure. There are regular polls taken throughout Latin America by a highly respected Chilean polling organization, Latinobarometro, which studies in depth the attitudes of the populations in the various countries toward democracy. Much to the discomfiture of the United States, Venezuela ranks way at the top in many measures. It ranks right alongside Uruguay at the top of support for democracy and support for the government. It ranks highest in assessing the role of the government in meeting economic progress and in a series of other measures. These results are so unacceptable in the United States that they’re just not reported but you can find them annually by looking at Latinobarometro polls. The last one was taken in November 2007.
As far as Venezuelans are concerned, they have made great progress in democracy and they’re proud of it and support the government. Of course, it’s the opinion of Venezuelans that matter, not [North] Americans. The same is true in Bolivia. In fact the election of Morales was a spectacular victory for democracy. It’s hard to find a comparable example in the world, certainly nothing like that is conceivable here. In Bolivia the large majority of the population, which is an indigenous Indian population, for the first time since the Spanish conquest, seriously entered the political arena, gained political power and elected someone from their own ranks overcoming enormous odds. Could you imagine that happening in the United States or any Western country?
They didn’t just go to the polls on election day. These were mass popular movements, which had been struggling for crucial issues like cultural rights, control of resources, eliminating the neo-liberal policies that were destroying the populations, major issues they had been fighting about for years. When it came to the election they were organized and elected their own candidate. That’s democracy. The election in Bolivia in December 2005 is, far-and-away, the most remarkable democratic change anywhere in the hemisphere. Morales was immediately condemned for being autocratic and endorsing dictatorship and so on. The main reason was that he was calling for the nationalization of Bolivia’s resources. The critics failed to mention that this was with the approval of probably 90 per cent of the population. But that’s so autocratic and antidemocratic by our measures. It’s not following our orders, which is what democracy means to us.
Nestor Kirchner was a somewhat different story. Argentina had been the poster child of the International Monetary Fund [IMF], a great economic miracle they had created, except that it all collapsed in a total catastrophe and Argentina’s economy was ruined. Kirchner got Argentina out of it by radically violating the orders of the IMF and moving on, as he put it, “to rid ourselves of the IMF forever”. The IMF is essentially a branch of the US Treasury Department. Argentina restructured and paid off its debts with the assistance of aid from Venezuela. It recovered very rapidly, much to the surprise of the conventional economists who predicted disaster from these measures. Other countries in the region are going the same way. Brazil in its own way paid off the debt and rid itself of the IMF. Bolivia is moving in that direction, Venezuela and others. In fact, the IMF is in serious trouble now because the countries on which it relies for its funding, mainly by debt collection, are refusing to follow its orders and are paying off their debts or restructuring them.
All of these efforts are moves toward integration. The United States is now in a position where it is supporting South American governments of the kind it would have overthrown by military coups not many years ago. So Lula in Brazil is the ‘fair-haired boy’. His policies aren’t all that different from [former Brazilian President] Goulart’s back in the early 1960s. He was overthrown by a military coup planned by the Kennedy administration, which took place a few weeks after Kennedy’s assassination, by establishing a kind of neo-Nazi national security state of vicious murderers a plague [which has] spread over the hemisphere.
Now the United States is supporting Lula as its hope and in order to maintain a fiction that there’s a split between the ‘good left’, Lula, and the ‘bad left’, Chavez and Morales. There’s some truth to that; they are different. But in order to maintain that fiction it’s necessary to suppress quite a lot of information. For example, it’s necessary to suppress the fact that when Lula was re-elected his first major act was to travel to Caracas, Venezuela, to support Chavez’s electoral campaign and to dedicate a major bridge over the Orinoco River, a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan Project, and initiate another one. It’s also necessary to suppress the fact that shortly after that in Cochabamba, Bolivia, which was the center of the Bolivian democratic revolution the leaders of the South American states gathered. They apparently papered over their differences and issued a declaration calling for integration of Latin America in the style of the European Union. They recognized there was a long way to go to reach that but it’s the beginning of moves in that direction. You don’t find this in the press but it’s very important. The Bank of the South was just initiated, joining the major countries Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and others which would concentrate on development problems in South America. That could turn out to be an independent funding institution independent from the World Bank.
There are two important, related steps being taken in South America, for the first time since the Spanish conquests. One is that countries are moving toward integration. They had been very separate from one another, each related to the imperial powers in its own way but separated from one another. That’s beginning to be overcome. That’s a prerequisite for independence. If they’re not unified they can’t resist an outside imperial power.
Also, they’re beginning for the first time to come to terms with extraordinarily important internal divisions in each country. South America has some of the worst inequality in the world. Traditionally it has been ruled by a small Europeanized, mostly white elite with very wealthy ties to the West: they send their capital to the West, they have their second homes in the West and their children go to the West to study. They’re pretty much disconnected from their own societies. On the one hand, you have the rich, dominant, mostly white elite, and on the other, you have a huge mass of deeply impoverished people. That gulf is beginning to be overcome.
What happened in Bolivia is a striking example. Even in Venezuela there’s an element of that. One of the reasons for the elite’s bitter hatred of Chavez is that he’s not white; he’s of mixed race. Racial issues are important there and they’re beginning to be overcome. There are plenty of pitfalls. You can’t predict the course it will take, but the developments are very positive ones.
Latin America is diversifying its economic relations. It had been totally dependent on US-European investment, trade and so on but that’s changing. There are now South-South relations developing India, South Africa and Brazil. The raw material exporters in Latin America Peru, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela are beginning to diversify their exports to Asia. China is now beginning also to move in investments. All of this is giving Latin America many more options than they’ve had in the past.
The integration, the steps toward overcoming the radical internal divisions, and the diversification of relations with the world are all very significant developments. Sometimes it is called socialism, whatever that’s supposed to mean. But it is true that there are moves toward benefiting the general population. In Venezuela, for example, contrary to claims here [in the US], poverty has been significantly reduced. There are efforts sometimes successes, sometimes failures, often corrupt, but efforts at least to try to develop a popular control that undermines the traditional elite control. At the same time, there are also autocratic tendencies that are dangerous in the long run, maybe, but certainly complex arrangements. Overall, steps are being taken that are quite positive and you can see that by the hostile reaction here. It’s a good measure of it.
Steps are being taken in some countries toward shifting wealth and power toward the authority hated in the United States. In earlier days that would have led to military coups or economic strangulation but the United States is no longer capable of that. The last effort at a military coup was in 2002 when the United States supported a coup that briefly overthrew the government in Venezuela, kidnapped the President and disbanded parliament and the supreme court. This overthrow of democracy was supported by the United States and very publicly welcomed. In fact, they called it a step toward democracy. It was quickly overthrown by popular uprising and the United States had to turn to other ways to try to overthrow the government propaganda, subversion and so on. But military coups are no longer as easy as they were in the Kennedy and Johnson years.
SI: What can we do in the US to move toward true democracy?
NC: We should take successful moves toward democracy tomorrow. It’s ridiculous to claim that in the richest, freest and most powerful country in the world we are incapable of doing what poor Bolivian peasants succeeded in doing. Of course, we can do it. But it takes commitment, energy, dedication, overcoming illusions, dismissing propaganda, developing real popular movements and demanding accountability from leadership. Develop your own programs and push them through the political system and get them implemented. If they can do it in a place like Bolivia and we say we can’t do it here, if someone were watching this from Mars they would be cracking up laughing. Of course, we can do it here but it doesn’t happen by itself.
With the world still reeling from the recent stock-market and bank collapses we present a selection of quotations on the true problems facing humanity, and the overcoming of them, in response to the teachings of Maitreya and His group of Masters. The selection is gathered from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ, and Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
[It is] not only large financial institutions which are tumbling into bankruptcy; the whole world is becoming bankrupt mentally and spiritually. The world is going through a huge crisis and all the medicines have been tried and failed. The tumour has to burst open before the healing can begin. [May 1992] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
Humanity is going through a great spiritual crisis because we do not know who we are. We do not know why we are here nor the purpose of life. We have replaced our reverence for life with commercialization, a market forces economy and the worship of money. The economy is the new religion of the world, and it is this commercialization that is driving us to the very edge of destruction. Humanity’s spiritual crisis is focused through the political and economic fields and must be resolved in these areas. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
In the last two to three years [late 1980s] we have seen a reduction in the wars and conflicts taking place throughout the world as the superpowers withdrew from their policy of supplying arms to further their own foreign aims and interests. The energy which drives soldiers into battle and fills the air with warplanes has been switched off. But that energy cannot just disappear, it has to go somewhere. This energy has been roaming the world and suddenly it has found a new womb: commercialization, which has been created by market forces. The new creed of the superpowers has become the economy, which is the soul of commercialization, and this represents a serious new threat to the world, one that could even compromise human life. The quality of commercialization is greed, and it will affect all nations. This negative energy which recoiled from the battlefield is a force without eyes or mind and will create a very hostile world. But although the politicians believe that commercialization is the future of the human race, they cannot control this energy. [Mar 1989] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
Driven by market forces, governments vie with one another in fierce competition, sacrificing thereby the livelihood and wellbeing of their peoples. In the name of business efficiency, healthcare and education, once hallmarks of civilized life, fall foul of the predator’s claws. Rootless and hopeless, millions face the future with despair.
Blinded by “the logic of the market”, the ideologues enact their unholy ritual on the long-suffering poor. Nor do they see the inevitable result of their folly: the collapse of the structures they seek to control. Whatever they do, whichever way they turn, they find the working of the Law against them; cause, and its effect, may not be denied.
Soon, the remnants of this civilization will be seen for what they are the frail and final fragments of injustice and greed. Soon, the people themselves will usurp this faltering power and claim their rights as citizens of the world and children of God. The sickness at the heart of the present dispensation is selfishness, complacency and fear. Where these three reign, separation and exploitation, handmaidens to ruthless greed, inevitably flourish.
Only a rethinking of the meaning and purpose of life will suffice to steer men from the edge of disaster. Only a new sense of realism will provide the key to unlock these mysteries. When man’s erstwhile temples, the stockmarkets of the world, crumble and crash, that key will turn and reveal a new beauty waiting to be born.
Then men will know themselves as brothers, searching in the dark for the same guiding star. They will come to see that the only way forward is together, in co-operation for the general good. They will realize anew the reason for their presence on Earth and seek to implement, in every possible way, their understanding of the Plan. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The Teachers are ready’)
You should never allow market forces to rule life on planet Earth. If you do this you create a giant. What does a giant do? It keeps on eating, day and night, regardless of whether it is hungry or not. Market forces should not govern the life of the individual; they have a place, but will have to fall into a perspective where the individual remains sacred. [Jun 1991] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
The strains of market forces hurt very badly in all of the developed world. It is almost impossible to walk in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin and elsewhere without falling over people who are sleeping out the vast army of homeless and workless of the developed world. This is the creation of market forces. Then there are the drugs, and the crime which arises to pay for the drugs. Eighty-seven per cent of all crime in America is drug-related. It is almost the same in Britain and the rest of Europe. As the crime grows, drugs grow, and as the drug culture grows, crime grows they interact. Maitreya says that people who suffer from drug abuse are suffering from spiritual starvation. Spiritual starvation, the outcome of competition, drives people to drugs….
How long do we imagine this can go on? We have to change the lifestyle. We have to obliterate from the consciousness of humanity the fear which expresses itself in competition. How do we do it? We have to find a way. We can ask Maitreya, and He will say: “Trust Me, trust life, trust yourself, trust the God within, and share the resources of the world.” As soon as we accept the principle of sharing, and create justice in the world thereby, we will come to the end of competition. (Benjamin Creme, The Art of Co-operation)
People will feel again that freshness and vitality and uplifted spirit, blitheness, which children have, but which most adults have lost. Because they go around with their worries: “How am I going to pay the rent, the school fees, the doctor’s bills?” People are worried to death. They are worried out of life. It is called commercialization. Commercialization has taken over from real life. That is why Maitreya calls it “more dangerous than an atomic bomb”. It steals life from the people. It takes their life until every drop is out, like a squeezed lemon. (Benjamin Creme, The Awakening of Humanity)
The essence of market forces is greed and separatism. The more one is attached to these forces, the more they create cells of imprisonment. This leads to spiritual bankruptcy and mental disequilibrium. [May 1990] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
Humanity has for long suffered from the disease of speculation. The symptoms of this disease are world poverty, crime, drug abuse, violence and war. The basic cause is age-old human greed based on separation and fear. Under the leadership of the Christ (the Lord Maitreya) the Masters will help humanity to see this and evoke from them a greater sense of their interdependence. The very presence of Maitreya, known to all, will go far to make this transformation possible.
When humanity gains that sense of interdependence it will lose its fear and thus its greed. Naturally this will not take place overnight but nor will it be too long delayed. The economic collapse and the transformation which will ensue will prove a potent teacher. The relative strictures of a transformed economy will bring to humanity a new sense of reality, and in this way the changes will be logical and acceptable. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Three)
The impending stock-market crash is an outcome of commercialization. Commercialization means making money while others starve. The moment you are taught ‘the art of selfishness’ you cease to follow your destiny, which is to be aware of yourself…. This type of culture (that created this state of affairs) will disappear. The end of commercialization is now at hand. Here and there, there will be “pockets of gambling” to keep certain minds occupied, but in general the stock markets as they are now run will have no place in the new society. [Apr 1989] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
The stock exchange is used to register the financial standing of any particular corporation which is only on paper. So long as it is written up on the stock exchange, people will invest in it if it is going up, because it is a good buy. If it is going down, they will sell. They are gambling. That is why shares go up and down. People are not doing anything. They are just lending their money for a time to that company at such and such per cent. They are sitting back. They are living off their winnings. It is money for nothing. The whole thing is built on this lie that you get something for nothing. You do not. The cost to the world is colossal, the cost in jobs and heartache when families suddenly have no one who can support them because the breadwinner is out of work. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
As already announced (SI Dec 1988) a world stock market crash will begin in Japan. Maitreya reiterates: a stock market crash is inevitable. The end is in sight. Stock markets are like gambling casinos where everyone is ‘hooked’ on the drug of making more and more money. They even hide their wealth and create a criminal atmosphere. This is a bubble that is about to burst. [Jun 1989] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
Until now, Maitreya has been awaiting a cycle in which there will be the best possible response from humanity to what He has to say and to give. He knows that the best possible cycle would begin with the collapse of the world’s stock exchanges. That would bring humanity into reality for the first time, and it would entirely change our expectations. As long as that does not happen, the actions and expectations of the Western powers are very much at variance with the plans of Maitreya. From the point of view of the evolution of humanity, of the change of consciousness, and therefore of values which humanity needs to go forward under His banner, a crash is essential. We must gladly respond to His ideas: justice, freedom, and sharing for all people on Earth, not just for the Western powers. That requires a dissolution of the existing social/economic structure which so far has not occurred. (Benjamin Creme, The Art of Co-operation)
After the crash, the first duty of governments will be to feed people with the right food. Their second duty will be to ensure adequate housing. Health and education will be the next priorities. Investment along these lines in other parts of the world will follow and lastly, defence. In short, the crash will lead to a reordering of priorities. [Oct 1988] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
The idea of politicians as ‘masters of the universe’ is coming to an end. Now politicians are realizing it is the will of the people which is important for the happiness and safety of society…. To believe dogmatically in market forces, for example, is to believe in forces of destruction which are like a snake without eyes let loose. Market forces divide: some will be happy, others will be unhappy. This creates contradictions and chaos. [Jun 1989] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
We begin to hear the voice of the people; they are beginning to realize that the politicians have failed them…. People who are forced to live on the streets, or are finding it hard to pay their mortgage, are saying that we did not elect these politicians to live like this. [Sep 1989] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
The recent stock exchange crash is not the result of Maitreya’s influence but of our irrational economic system. Speculation, the basis of stock market activity, is a major disease of our present society. The ‘wilderness experience’ is the voluntary adoption by humanity of a simpler way of life to rid it of the excesses and injustices of a gross materialism. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Two)
The wilderness experience, particularly for the West, is the acceptance of a simpler way of life, so that all people everywhere can live. In fact, one of the Christ’s main tasks is to release humanity from the glamour of materialism. It is this glamour, this fog of unreality, which prevents man from knowing who he really is and what the meaning of life really is. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission, Volume One)
We shall see the taming of market forces which have become the creed of so many politicians. They have deprived people of their health and wealth but the people are awakening now in the name of humanity. The bounty of the nations will be shared among everyone. [Jan 1992] (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings The Laws of Life)
In this coming Age, mankind will evolve several methods of dealing with the problems involved in implementing the Principle of Sharing. Each stage in the unfoldment of this precious principle will bring man closer to his Source. Gradually, a new humanity will be seen, manifesting more and more of its divine potential. In the first stage, redistribution will be the keynote, each nation making available to the common pool those resources which it has beyond its needs. Through a sophisticated form of barter, the world’s goods will be shared until such time as man’s inner divinity awakens in him a desire for a simpler method of structuring his economic life. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Sharing’)
The developed world, in particular, has to learn to live more simply. Quite apart from the disparity in living standards around the world, we cannot sustain the assault on the world’s resources at the present pace. If we do, the ecology will completely break down on this planet. It will become denuded of trees, water will be even more polluted, the air and soil likewise, and we will die of poisoning. My Master says pollution is already the number one killer in the world. It breaks down the immune system and leads to deaths from various illnesses as a result. In 10 or 15 years this planet will become almost uninhabitable, so deadly is the misuse of resources unless we change direction. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)
My Teaching, simple though it is, will show you the necessity for sharing, for the creation of a pool of resources from which all men may take, the substitution for greed of co-operation and trust, the manifestation of the inner divinity of men.
This manifestation, My friends, must proceed, for without it, the future for man would be black indeed.
A crisis of decision awaits mankind.
My Love creates a polarity of viewpoints; that is the Sword which I wield.
My friends, know well where you stand and receive My Light.
(Maitreya, from Message No 64)
[After the stock-markets crash] the number one priority will be the provision of adequate food for all the people; two, the provision of adequate housing for all the people; thirdly, the provision of adequate healthcare and education for all the people. These are the basic human rights needed everywhere by all people, yet there is no country in the world in which all of these pertain as a universal right. When the economic collapse occurs, humanity will begin to recognize its oneness, and the need to co-operate and share the world’s resources. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Two)
by the Master , through Benjamin Creme
There will come a time, in the not too distant future, when men will know with certainty that they are Gods. This achieved divinity will demonstrate itself as Brotherhood, and through the creation of a civilization in which humanity will unfold God-given faculties and powers.
Under the stimulus of the Christ and the Masters, men will find themselves the recipients of knowledge and insights which will open before their eyes vistas of new being and meaning. Inevitably, as a result, will flow the creation of new forms, new techniques of living and working, new methods of production and new goals and aims by which to measure man’s achievements. An entirely new approach to life will express itself through new relationships and rituals.
At first, the changes will be slow, but, gradually, far-reaching changes will transform the world. Each nation will contribute its special gifts to a new world harmony. Above all, a new spirit of goodwill will motivate men’s actions and lead to the creation of truly lasting peace. Thus will it be. Thus will ‘The Desire of all Nations’ be established in our midst. Thus will the sons of men come to know themselves as Sons of God.
Many today await the manifestation of a great Teacher, an Avatar, a Guide, one Who will take them safely through the labyrinth of present difficulties and dangers and lead them to the ‘Promised Land’, a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’, a land of plenty, of abundance. This vision of the Teacher is not entirely false but reflects an outlook of deep materialism. Abundance there will most certainly be, bringing new life to men on all the planes. This ‘new life’ is the spiritual gift of Cosmos focused through the Christ and presented to all men. But a land of plenty could be every man’s today. No need is there to await the Avatar to right the present wrongs. No need for a Saviour is there when man can save himself. “Take your brother’s need as the measure for your action and solve the problems of the world.” Thus spoke the Christ, outlining the simple steps to justice and plenty for all.
Many await the Avatar to cure their personal ills, forgetting that they themselves have the cure within their hands. “No man is an island”, nor was meant to be, and when the needs of all are met the individual will flourish.
Prosperity is a state “where no man lacks”, where there is neither very rich nor very poor. Far from this blessed state are men today when luxury and starvation walk hand in hand.
A new simplicity will the Christ present to men, allowing them to share as brothers all. Co-operation will be the keynote of this simple life, the sharing of resources the order of the day. Thus will man’s divinity be expressed and thus will the Plan work out through men.
There begins now a great adventure for men which will take them to the highest heights. In simplicity will the new life be known and lived, rich and full in meaning and purpose. From ‘The Waters of Life’ of Aquarius will flow that spiritual abundance for which all men in their hearts yearn.
In this way a new approach will be made to the problems of money and power, privilege and prestige. The desire to serve will replace the desire for gain, and the longing for justice will supplant divisive greed. Each one has a part to play in the creation of this new freedom. It behoves all who sense the happenings of the time to play well their role.
Wherever you look today, you see the results of change.
Much is happening which causes fear, but, My friends, naught need be feared while I am among you, for I embody the Will of God.
His Plan for change necessitates destruction of old forms.
This, My friends, is inevitable and will usher in a new beauty.(Maitreya, from Message No 110)
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UFO over Slovenia
On 14 October 2008, many people saw a UFO over Ajdovšèina, Ozeljan and Šempas in south-west Slovenia. Witnesses also reported hearing a strange sound and a man from Šempas, near Nova Gorica, saw a large object which was moving irregularly and “felt a sort of electric charge in the atmosphere”. (Source: 24ur.com, Slovenia) where short video is viewable.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that this was an authentic sighting of a spacecraft from the planet Mars.)