|At the beginning of every year, mankind, almost
universally, celebrates the opportunity to begin afresh and to make resolutions towards
betterment of one kind or another. As this year of tension and crisis draws to a close, men
may look for new and more constructive policies and actions which will change the lives of all
for the better.
This period of crisis is soon ending, to be followed by one of experiment in every branch of human life. Vast new vistas await manís exploration as he grapples with and solves the problems which beset the world today.
The minds of most are focused on the political crisis which threatens to destabilize the world. This is natural and inevitable. The hysteria engendered in the United States by the events of 11 September 2001 has swept across much of the world. The fighting talk and tone of the American President has fanned the flames of fear, making it all but impossible to take a balanced view. That such a balanced view is to be desired is obvious if correct assessments and responses are to be made. Speculation and rumour hold sway in the present situation and drain the vitality of the watching world.
The first priority is true knowledge of the facts. This, however, is hard to find. So many voices chant or scream their various conflicting information, so many opinions are elevated to the status of facts, that few can be believed or listened to with respect. Under such conditions caution and restraint are wisely counselled.
Comprehensive actions are under way and planned, and few can see whereto they lead. Our view is that they will be both positive and negative in effect: the destruction of a bleak and punitive tyranny at the cost of many innocent lives, and the further destabilization of an area already in crisis.
There are voices in America and elsewhere which call for caution but, it would seem, they are not strong enough to stem the passion of the group of zealots around the President. They are lost in the glamour of power and will take much to bring to reason. The oil-rich sands of Iraq are too tempting a target for their unconstrained greed and urge to dominate.
Nevertheless, those who oppose the launching of a dangerous war on Iraq must continue to make their opposition known. They must strengthen their will to march and demonstrate, to make their voices heard. These reckless men must realize that the world does not belong to them; that if they rule they must do so within the law; that many past and greater empires have fallen from the same cause.
This indifference to world opinion can be maintained for a time only. World events, events of a different nature, are moving now so fast that they will outstrip these men of the past, locked in the outworn methods of the past, and consign them, silently, to that vanishing yesterday.
Maitreya, the Great Lord, is emerging and will show the way. Be not discouraged for all will be well.
[This article from Share International
magazine, November 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.]