Goodwill - a compilation
A selection of quotes from Maitreya, Benjamin Creme's Master, and Benjamin Creme on the subject of Goodwill, the lowest expression of Love. on and partnership.
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of Goodwill – 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.
My friends, I am here with you to show you the way to Peace, which is the way to God. Simple Justice will take you there. Know this and create around you Justice and Love. Know this and be ready to respond to My lead. My Teaching is, as ever, simple indeed. Men must share or die. Loath am I to say this, but such is the Truth, and many today now see this. Forming themselves into groups, men of goodwill will brandish aloft their hopes and dreams of Justice and Peace. This clamour will light the Torch of Truth among the nations, and at its centre shall I be found. Make way in your hearts for My Truth. Make way in your hearts for My Love. Manifest that Love around you and know the meaning of Life. Create thus the forms which will henceforth allow you to manifest as gods. Do this with Joy, My friends, and enter your heritage. (Maitreya, from Message No. 135)
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. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The new simplicity’, A Master Speaks)
For most people, this is a time of crisis and uncertainty, but behind the apparent chaos is emerging a new pattern, a new way of approach to life, which has in it the seeds of the new age civilization whose keynotes will be co-operation and sharing, tolerance and goodwill. These qualities are already firmly planted in the minds and hearts of millions and will gradually manifest themselves more and more. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)
The outstanding attitude of the new time will be the attempt to create right relationships, to express goodwill. A massive shift in emphasis from the individual to the group will reorientate humanity along more fruitful lines, and will reflect itself in the creation of structures more in keeping with the Plan of God. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The New Civilization’, A Master Speaks)
Wherever you look throughout the world the response to My Message can be seen. The Principle of Sharing, basic to men’s lives, engages the minds of the leaders. A growing group of such awakened men sound the keynote of the New Time. Thus gladly do I see the response to My work. My friends, you too can manifest Sharing in your lives; by all means should this Divine Principle govern. Teach Sharing to your children, to the little ones, and enable them to cultivate the Good. My task is to enlighten all men; to change ignorance into true knowledge and faith; to teach men that behind all that they see stands the One Reality, and thus to take them to God. My plan is to include you, My friends, in My work, for to each is given a task to fulfil. (Maitreya, from Message No. 127)
Maitreya will emphasize the need for goodwill in all relationships. Goodwill is the lowest aspect of the energy of love expressible by the bulk of humanity. Loving in the real sense is very difficult. The expression of goodwill is the next stage on the onward path of evolution which we will achieve. This creates right human relations.
Goodwill is attainable. It is the level of the energy of love that should not be too difficult for humanity to express. In fact, many millions of people do indeed feel and express goodwill. That is not just being nice, tolerant and decent; all of these are the result. Goodwill is an active force. It is the will aspect allied with the love aspect. When the love aspect informs the will aspect, you get goodwill. If you think “good”, meaning love, and “will”, meaning purpose, you get good purpose, loving purpose. That loving purpose has to imbue our lives and create right human relations.
Right human relations will free us from guilt and fear, will share the resources in the world and create peace. Right human relations is a priority of humanity, and Maitreya will make that one of His major concerns. The laws of love mean right relationship. The laws of life mean right thinking, right acting. When you get a combination of right acting, right thinking, and goodwill, you have the kind of free, tolerant, harmless society to which we should be aiming. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
Maitreya will seek to galvanize into action the men and women of goodwill everywhere. Many there are who are but waiting for His call. Thus will be set in motion a great debate in which the basic needs of men everywhere will be examined and appraised. In this way men will come to know and test the possibilities that change can guarantee and so find the courage to begin the needed transformation. Thus will it be, and thus will the Great Lord advise and guide and inaugurate the New Time for men. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The New Time for men’, A Master Speaks)
Help and guidance
Maitreya, the Master of the Masters, is poised to begin His emergence, to work openly before men. This cannot mean that His work behind the scenes will cease entirely. Much that He does even now supports the efforts of some who otherwise would fail. His help and guidance directs the hand of more than one wise leader and protects them from harm.
Those who would assault the world to prove their strength attack Maitreya too. Behind all people of goodwill stand Maitreya and His Group; They form a shield on which all arrows beat in vain. Come quickly to His side when He emerges. Rally to His Banner of Peace, Justice and Freedom and aid Him in His mighty work. A new day in the lives of men is dawning, a day unlike aught known before. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘A new day’, A Master Speaks)
When I tell you that My feet have already walked the pavements of cities, this, My friends, is the truth. Men are known to Me in the fullest sense: I know their hopes and fears. I know their longings and yearnings. I know their aspiration for good. Upon all of this I rely. (Maitreya, Message No. 73)
Co-operation is the natural result of right relationship. Right relationship likewise follows wise co-operation. Co-operation holds the key to all successful group effort and is a manifestation of divine goodwill. Without co-operation nothing lasting can be achieved, for co-operation brings into synthesis many diverse points of view.
Co-operation is another word for Unity. Unity and co-operation are the springboards to the future and the guarantee of achievement for all men. Great reservoirs of power lie untapped within humanity, waiting for the magic of co-operation to unleash. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Co-operation’, A Master Speaks)
[Goodwill] is the next aspect of divinity to be manifested by humanity – goodwill is an aspect of the love nature of God and our next step in the expression of that nature. It is part of the Plan of God that we manifest this goodwill, this love nature, and as we bring our own little personal, separate will into line with the Divine Will, it becomes possible for the Will of God to manifest truly for the first time on earth. This is what a true spiritual age is about. A spiritual age is the outcome of the manifestation of God’s Will on Earth. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)
Maitreya’s social concern
My simple means attract the good in man. When you see Me you will know that the time has come to serve, to lift yourselves and your brothers through service to the world. This Way, My Way, will take you quickly to God. My Masters, too, know this Path and under Their instruction shall you realize your Godhead. My purpose is to show man that he need fear no more, that all of Light and Truth rests within his heart, that when this simple fact is known man will become God. God’s nature is to love. God’s purpose is to serve. God is known through Sharing and Justice. Spread abroad these simple Truths, My friends, and perform a mighty act. (Maitreya, Message No. 98)
Paramount among [Maitreya’s] concerns is the welfare of the poor and dispossessed. Half the world’s population enter this category and present an enormous challenge to the goodwill of men. Maitreya’s intention will be to inspire and galvanize that goodwill and so end for ever this injustice. That it will not be easy He already knows; deep-seated and tenacious are the greed and selfishness of men. But, gradually, people will come to see that it is in their own best interests to share the resources of the world, that naught else can save them from disaster. When men gladly and willingly accept the need, the blueprints of sharing will be unrolled and presented to the nations. Thus will end for ever a dark chapter in the history of this planet and men can start again on the upward path. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘End of a dark chapter’, A Master Speaks)
Maitreya’s social concern is reflected in His list of priorities: an adequate supply of the right food, adequate housing and shelter for all, healthcare and education as a universal right. His social message can be summarized in a few words: “Share and save the world.” Maitreya knows we will accept His advice and that we are on the threshold of an era of peace and goodwill. (Benjamin Creme, Share International, Jan/Feb 1994)
On the subject of ‘Africa, hunger and famine’:
It will become a global duty to provide the first thing in life: food. This will become the basic duty of the United Nations, which will play the most important role. “Food will pour out.” Certain disciples at the United Nations have been trained by Maitreya and will have an unwavering dedication to this cause. There will be no shortage of food. This policy has already begun.
This message will become so forceful from Maitreya’s Day of Declaration onwards that governments will begin to take heed. Politicians are also looking for solutions. It will harness much basic goodwill in an appropriate direction. (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings – The Laws of Life)
Many are clamouring for change yet fear its advent, so influenced are their minds by established institutions and media. When Maitreya, soon, emerges, men will realize that the changes which He will advocate are for the betterment of all men, that no group need fear the future. Thus will the Great Lord work to unite the forces for Good, to invoke the latent Goodwill in all. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The common good’, A Master Speaks)
Throughout the world, the desire for peace has been expressed by young and old as their dearest wish. They recognize, better than the politicians, the imperative for peace. A new sense of human unity, if only briefly, has shown men the possibility of lasting peace and practical goodwill. This, alone, augurs well for the future. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The New Millennium begins’, A Master Speaks)
The soul has total, absolute goodwill. It knows only divine intelligence, divine love, and divine purpose or will. Goodwill is an aspect of love, the purpose of God and the love of God together, and is essential love. The soul tries to inculcate this in its vehicle, which inevitably leads to co-operation. When you co-operate you express the quality of goodwill. The more co-operative you become the more goodwill you express. The more goodwill you have, the more you will want to co-operate. It is easy to co-operate if you have goodwill. It is difficult to co-operate if you are working under the desire principle, and wanting what your ‘intelligence’ tells you is needed. The brain intelligence is often at variance with the insight and intuition coming from the soul which always leads to goodwill, to the expression of right relationship.
The soul only knows right relationship. That is what it wants to produce on the physical plane. This of course is difficult since for long ages, and especially now through our modern political and economic structures, we have created a world whose essential nature is competition. (Benjamin Creme, The Art of Co-operation)
Goodwill necessarily comes before harmlessness. Harmlessness has gradually to be evolved, but anyone can have goodwill which every child is born with. It is the nature of the human psyche to have goodwill. It is the will to good, and every individual comes into incarnation with it; it is human nature. It can be stamped out of the individual quite early on if a child is ill-treated. A child can be warped psychologically and his/her innate goodwill transformed into an undying hatred which brings about the violence that is being expressed around the world.
The distortion of the innate goodwill of humanity is probably the greatest cruelty perpetrated in the world. The cruelty of parents to their children is unbelievable and is done usually quite unconsciously. They are simply passing on to the child the cruelty, the behaviour, by which they themselves were raised. That is passed on, over and over again, generation after generation. The result in some cases is the destruction of the individual’s goodwill. That individual becomes, sometimes, a murderer, not because there is anything innate in their make-up that makes them a murderer, but because their goodwill has been thwarted and strangled in their early years. The first five to seven years of life, especially the first five years, are crucial in the creation of a harmless individual. If a person from birth is treated harmlessly, that person usually becomes harmless in their turn. If they are treated cruelly and abused in one way or another, they perpetuate that cruelty. That is the sad story of our present civilization.
First of all, keep the goodwill of the children intact by not harming it, by not implanting your idea of what that person is and should be, thus stamping out their spontaneity, their originality, their own very special free will. Everyone infringes the free will of everyone else. Only the Masters do not infringe free will. Infringement of free will very quickly leads to the end of goodwill. When you have free will and correctly use it, you inevitably have goodwill.
The world is going to be changed, above all, by the countless millions of people, men and women everywhere, of goodwill. It is precisely the people of goodwill who, in the first place, will respond to Maitreya. He will potentize that goodwill. He will confirm in them their attitude to life and will so potentize it that He will build a world public opinion against which no government on earth can stand. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
When men take the decision to share together the produce of this bountiful world, an extraordinary and mysterious happening will take place: at a stroke, men will realize that the need for war is past, the menace of terrorism will quickly disappear, the trust engendered by sharing will make the problems facing men, environmental and territorial, resolvable in blossoming goodwill. Through sharing, men will realize that they are brothers, and acting as brothers in close co-operation, will begin the process of transforming this world. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The secret of living’, A Master Speaks)
Imagine then a future where no man lacks for aught. Where the talents and creativity of all men demonstrate their divine origin. Where war has no place in their thoughts and where goodwill casts its benevolent net over the hearts and minds of all. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The Blueprint of the future’, A Master Speaks)
As millions rally to His cause, demanding peace and justice through sharing and understanding, men will be swept up and galvanized by new hope and a longing for brotherhood and right relationship. They will demand change on a scale hitherto unknown. The governments and men of power will be forced to respond to the demands, and bit by bit, the edifice against change will crumble before the onslaught of a now empowered voice of public opinion. Thus, by logic, revelation and the trust engendered by His love, will Maitreya harness the goodwill which exists, even if unknown, in every heart. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Maitreya steps forward’, A Master Speaks)
From the June 2008 issue of Share International