by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme - April 2002
Many are the ways in which humanity is advancing, knowingly or not. From Our viewpoint, these forward steps are clearly to be seen. Notwithstanding the present chaos and crisis, the amelioration of the worst conditions of human life, in many places, goes on apace. It is true that there are areas of the deepest deprivation and neglect; that millions still starve and die without cause or need; that half the world cries out for justice while the others bask in the sunshine of their complacency and ignorance. Nevertheless, real and far-reaching changes are taking place and augur well for the future. This gives Us hope that humanity's response to Maitreya will be eager and swift.
When Maitreya appears before the world He will outline the programme for its renewal. He will show that the present methods of coping with our many problems are deeply flawed, relying as they do on rivalry and self-interest; that the present tensions and dangers are a direct result of the imbalances created by complacency and greed; that by co-operation alone will the problems of the world be solved, the poor and starving fed, the health of the planet secured, war a forgotten nightmare of the past.
The peoples will listen and debate and take their stand: for the creation of a new and better way of living based on accepted brotherhood and sharing, or a descent into further degradation and violence and final self-destruction.
Humanity must make its choice. Men and women everywhere should understand that this is a choice for life, unimaginable in its newness and grandeur, or ignominious death by their own hand. Better by far it is to face boldly the future and build together the new, than to creep, defeated, to the abyss.
How will you choose, then, reader? How will you cast your life? Will you stand with
Maitreya and His call for justice and freedom? For a world remade by sharing and love? Will
you come to know your divinity and that of your brothers? Your path to the stars a reality
Maitreya knows already those on whom He can depend. He knows that the hearts of men are sound and strong, on them He can rely. He knows that His army is ready for the good fight for the Common Good. That the men and women of Goodwill everywhere are sensing His presence and responding to the world's need.
He has no fear that the men and women of today will miss their destined opportunity to cast their vote and their choice for the General Good. Fearless, they are ready for the future and longing to serve.
[This article from Share International
magazine, April 2002, is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His
name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal
spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master
who dictated his article to him.]