by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
Many times over the years have I said that Maitreya was emerging ‘soon’, and thus has this expectation been kept vividly alive in the hearts of millions. That His full emergence has not yet taken place is not a sign of perfidy on My part, but rather a result of the extraordinary nature and difficulty of this enterprise. Men in general know nothing of the laws which govern such an event, nor of the boundaries to Maitreya’s action which these laws create.
Also, We, your Elder Brothers, work outside and beyond the notion of time, and find difficulty in placing Our insights and information before men whose understanding is still governed by the ‘fact’ of time.
Nevertheless, when all is said, this present ‘time’ should be seen by men as the anteroom in which Maitreya patiently awaits the signal to emerge openly onto the world stage. The present chaotic conditions, especially in the economic and financial fields, have tipped the scales and made possible a decision on a period which men themselves would welcome as ‘soon’. It will not be long, therefore, until the Great Lord begins His open mission, albeit undeclared. Watch and wait with a sure understanding of His priorities, and so miss Him not.
How will humanity view this extraordinary man, like none seen in recent memory yet obviously one of us? How will men respond to the simple truth of His utterance? And how quickly will men respond to His analysis of their plight? It is not possible to know precisely how men will react on first experience of Maitreya. The Great Lord will be circumspect and relatively restrained on first appearance, lest He drive away those who need time to evaluate His thoughts and judge their relevance.
Soon, however, many We surmise will gather round Him, eager to see adopted the changes He advises. They, in their turn, will stir their brothers and sisters to consider these seminal ideas, and to launch a crusade for sanity in world affairs. These ideas, requiring a complete reconstruction of our present way of life, will gradually appear more logical, more practical and achievable than first they may have seemed, and so a great wave of enthusiasm for sharing and right relationship will sweep across the world.
Maitreya, Himself, will potentize these natural stirrings of right thinking among the nations, and will work to foster the growing public yearning for a new direction.
Thus will Maitreya work through men to sow the seeds of the New Garden. Thus will He engender in men a longing for the real and the true, for the manifestation of love and justice. In this way does the Great Lord serve humanity, showing them the way to live within the Spiritual Laws. Thus will the Lord of Love reveal Himself to men: as a Brother, a Friend, a Way-shower, a Traveller, like them, on the Way.
See Him soon then and rejoice; join His ranks and serve; awaken through Him to your divinity.
Over many years Share International magazine has published regular articles by a Master of Wisdom. Far from being mystical or remote, the Master often addresses the immediate problems facing humanity. The Master – is a senior member of the Hierarchy of the Master of Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in constant telepathic contact with this Master Who dictates His articles to him since 1982.
The above article is published in the September 2008 issue of Share International magazine.