Between September 1977 and June 1982, British author and lecturer Benjamin Creme received a series of 140 Messages from Maitreya, the World Teacher. You may listen to or read some of these Messages or get a copy of the book.
These Messages were given during Creme’s public lectures in London via a process of mental overshadowing or spiritual telepathy, which is not related to mediumship or channelling.
Through these communications, Maitreya suggests the lines that social change must take, and evokes the desire to share and serve humanity. He also gives hints on how to recognize him and urges people to make known the fact of his presence.
It is almost impossible to say these Messages aloud, with attention, without invoking Maitreya’s energy, his heart response. They are apparently simple, sent from heart to heart, but work on various levels and should be meditated upon for their full meaning to come through.
Message no. 11, January 5, 1978:
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My dear friends, I am happy to be with you once more.
My plan is that my teaching should precede my presence and prepare my way. My people will release it through their groups and group endeavour. When mankind is somewhat prepared, my voice shall be heard.
Meanwhile, my efforts are bearing fruit, producing change, drawing together men and nations, and bringing new hope to the world. I am emerging soon, but first I would point the way into the new direction which man, if he would survive, must take.
Firstly, men must see themselves as brothers, sons of the One Father. This is essential if they would progress one step nearer the Godhead. Throughout the world there are men, women and little children who have not even the essentials to stay alive; they crowd the cities of many of the poorest countries in the world. This crime fills me with shame. My brothers, how can you watch these people die before your eyes and call yourselves men? My plan is to save these, my little ones, from certain starvation and needless death.
My plan is to show you that the way out of your problems is to listen again to the true voice of God within your hearts, to share the produce of this most bountiful of worlds among your brothers and sisters everywhere.
I need your help, I call on you to aid me in my task. How can I stand aside and watch this slaughter, watch my little ones die? No, my friends, this cannot be. Therefore I am come quickly among you once more, to show you the way, point the path. But the success of my mission depends on you: you must make the choice — whether you share and learn to live peacefully as true men, or perish utterly.
My heart tells me your answer, your choice, and is glad.
May the divine Light and Love and Power of the one most holy God fall now upon your hearts and minds. May this Light, Love and Power lead you to seek That which dwells in silence within you. Find That and know that you are Gods.