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Health and healing

A selection of quotes from Maitreya, Benjamin Creme's Master, and Creme's own writings highlight the cause of disease and the variety of available resources for healing.

We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ëHealth and healing' 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 Heart embraces all who know Me, who come to Me for help. Thus shall it always be. My brothers and sisters, My help is yours to command, you have only to ask. Take My Hand, My friends, and let Me take you with Me into your Glory. (Maitreya, from Message No. 49)


Disease is ultimately the result of wrong relationship: to our higher self, the soul; to our brothers and sisters throughout the world; and to the Whole of which we are a part. By the misuse of soul energy we set in motion the causation. By wrong relationship to our fellows we bring about disequilibrium and disharmony, and illness of all kinds. Through our sense of separation we cut ourselves off from the healing potencies which everywhere surround us. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and healing, part 2')


The stress which exists in the world today is a result of competition and fear – the fear of failure, disease, death, war, calamity, and economic disruption. The pressure that these fears put on humanity inevitably results in psychosomatic diseases. The cure lies in a re-establishing of equilibrium. When we establish equilibrium in our lives through a restructuring of our political, economic and social institutions, we will find that the health of humanity will improve dramatically. We will not have to spend enormous sums of money maintaining health. In fact, illness prevention will become the norm. Disease can generally be prevented more easily than it can be cured.  (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)


Market forces have created social and natural havoc. People have been condemned to death, literally, in the name of profit and loss. Hospitals have been shut because they are not profitable, schools have difficulty in staying open. These institutions are essential for the health and well-being of society.

Spiritually and mentally, many people are bankrupt. They know only how to get up in the morning and go to work. They come home and go to bed. They have been conditioned by politics and religion and condemned to spiritual and mental imprisonment. Everything around us has been created by nature, but disasters, destruction, depression and disease are man-made. The people you must demand an answer from are your leaders, those who have conditioned you and prevented you from enjoying a life of bliss and peace.

The energy which is wreaking havoc in the world now through storms, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been unleashed because man thinks he can do what he likes. He believes that if he has a healthy bank balance he has a healthy life. But greed drives him to destruction. Spiritually and mentally he is bankrupt. We are seeing the end of the old age and the beginning of a new era. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)



Toxicity, pollutions, of all kinds, and in all fields, is now the greatest danger to men, animals and the Earth itself. All are poisoned and sick in their own way. Unknown to men but evident to Us, the greatest harm sustained by men and planet in this sorry tale is caused by nuclear radiation. Men have gone far astray in the development of this most dangerous energetic source. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëInvisible peril')


Our air, water, soil, the food we eat, all are polluted by many substances and poisons. The worst of all is the nuclear radiation that spills out from the nuclear power-stations and the nuclear experimentation which is still going on. That is the greatest danger; it breaks down the immune system, and the allergies are the result of this breakdown. These allergic reactions are appearing worldwide. The Masters say pollution, particularly radioactive pollution, is the number-one killer in the world. The sooner we close down our nuclear power stations and all nuclear experimentation of the fission kind, the better for humanity. (Benjamin Creme, The Great Approach)


One of the outstanding happenings of the present time has been the rise into prominence of so-called spiritual or faith healers of various kinds. There has been a marked shift in public acceptance of their role and gifts and this on a worldwide scale. A new interest in the ancient healing methods of the East has widened the technical resources and understanding of Western practitioners, while prevention of disease – the creation of conditions of health and vitality – is gradually gaining a major role.

All of this portends well for the future, a future in which we shall see the gradual conquering of the ills which so beset mankind. The first step will be to eradicate the fear of disease and, from an understanding of its cause, inculcate a more correct approach to its control.

The transformation of social structures will do much to improve the health of humanity, removing much of the chronic stress and anxiety which is the experience of millions today. Greater leisure and recreation will play their part while sounder agricultural methods will ensure the production of food whose vitality is adequate to man's needs.

When mankind realizes the true nature of its constitution – as a soul reflecting itself through mental, emotional and twofold physical (etheric and dense) bodies, the first step in the conquering of disease will be taken. Until now, man's attention has been focused on the dense-physical plane while the causes of disease are to be found in the misappropriation of the energies flowing through the subtler bodies.

Man is on the verge of a great discovery: that disease is the result of imbalance; that correct balance is maintained by correct thought and action and that such correct thought and action involves his brothers and sisters everywhere. If man would end disease he must first end separation. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and Healing, part 1')


The Self

Experience the Self within If you follow others instead of being yourself, you lose your sparkle; you cannot reflect the light of individuality. Without that light, there is no progress in life. Similarly, when you experience the Self within and come to know you are an immortal entity, completely separate from mind, spirit and body, you learn to use these temples of the Lord creatively, with awareness. Processes of healing follow automatically.

This is why Maitreya has said that even people with AIDS will be healed through prayer and through the practice of honesty of mind, sincerity of spirit and detachment.

Without detachment there is no salvation. The Prayer for the New Age, given by Maitreya, can lead people to experience that Self within who is detached from mind, spirit and body. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)


Etheric planes

The etheric planes of matter await man's exploration and study. Therein will be found the origin of that disequilibrium of forces which manifests itself as the body's ills. The treatment of disease will take on a new dimension when the function of the force centres (chakras) as receivers and dispensers of energy is understood and when their connection with the major glands of the endocrine system is known. Already, of course, there are those few practitioners who know this and who do valuable work, but not until this knowledge is general shall we see much advance in the understanding of the mechanism of disease.

It will not be long until this research into the etheric fields begins in earnest. When it does it will transform the therapeutic situation. The new psychology, the coming science of the soul, will throw much light on the nature and cause of disease and point the way to its prevention. In time, man will learn to approach and work with the deva (or angelic) evolution, many aspects of which are deeply engaged in the healing process. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and healing, part 2')


In the etheric body – the body of finer-than-solid but still physical matter – there is a group of chakras or energy centres, including seven major ones in the spine, through which our energies flow. The energy that we receive comes from cosmos, the solar system, our own planet and our soul, entering the system we call ëourselves'. If the chakras are working in a balanced way we get equilibrium in the energetic system. If from wrong use of soul energy (the major factor in dis-ease) we have produced a stasis, or dislocation of the flow, some of the chakras will not be functioning as they should. This results in an imbalance in the energy streaming through the body.

Related to the chakras is our endocrine system, the glands in the physical body. The health of the glands depends entirely on the correct flow of energy in the etheric body through the chakras, while the health of the physical body depends on the correct functioning relationship between the glands.

We are souls in incarnation. The energy which galvanizes our life is coming from the soul. As we evolve we can come more and more into touch with the soul, but if we do not use the energy in the correct way we produce dis-ease, disequilibrium. Healing brings to bear a degree of higher or stronger energy, to create a balance. That might be total and permanent, or in many cases temporary.

The best way to produce correct health is (a) to treat the body with respect and (b) to use the energy of the soul in service. The soul knows only service, it wants only to serve; that is why it comes into incarnation. If a person meditates, for example, and brings in energy from the soul but does not use it in service, then one may get the problems of disease, neurosis, emotional imbalance and so on.  (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)


Children need to be taught ìthe three Rsî (reading, writing and arithmetic). But this is not enough. They need to be taught who they really are. The children of today will understand the relationship between the Self and mind, spirit and body with greater ease than adults imagine. Even a child who is bullied and has no one to turn to, a child who has been abused, can be healed through this understanding. He will be able to know and experience that what has been abused, whether in mind, spirit or body, is not his true Self. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)


If you would maintain the health of the body, you must maintain the correct balance of the endocrine system which needs the correct, uninhibited flow of energy in and out of the chakras, in a balanced, co-ordinated way. Because of our wrong living conditions, of our badly-constructed and maintained environment, and because of all sorts of inhibiting factors in our education, our upbringing and so on, no one lives in a perfect state of total equilibrium. No one has perfect health. Everyone is inhibited because of the social norms within which we live, especially in our cities. Each of us suffers from the results of inhibition of one kind or another.

We repeat this on the emotional and on the mental level. The inhibitions on the mental level are very severe indeed; they lead us to become fundamentalist Christian, fundamentalist Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. These are mental straightjackets. They inhibit the free, thinking process of the mind. We cannot think creatively because it has all been thought for us. We are given a set of ideas, of beliefs, to believe in.

The same is true of the emotional body. We are taught not to show all these negative emotions. We know that they are not nice, and we are brought up to be nice; every little boy and girl has to be nice. So we learn a mechanism to keep all our bad, naughty thoughts in place. We do it by tensing the muscles. First of all, we tense the muscles of the solar plexus. Once we have got them really tight and hard, the rest take care of themselves. There is a group of muscles in the chest which inhibits our breathing, because we find that, if we breathe freely and easily, our ideas and gestures and feelings also come freely and easily, and we become dangerously spontaneous, a very dangerous thing to be, we have found, in the normal world among our parents and their friends. Psychoses and neuroses are the result of inhibition of the life functions.  (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Two)


Man's illnesses result from man's imperfect use of the energies of his soul which, inhibited or squandered, find a deviant path for their expression and create dis-ease. A new and clearer understanding of how man functions is needed and is on its way. This will reveal the intricacies of his energetic network and the inter-relatedness of all the parts. The roles played by man's different bodies, as vehicles of the soul, will become known and understood, and lifestyles will be adapted to ensure their proper use. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and Healing, part 3')



The great secret in transformation is the re-direction of thought, away from ourselves to the needs of the world. The more we are engaged in serving the needs of the world, the healthier and the happier and the more serene we become. The fears, the jealousies, the unhappiness fade away from lack of energy. These glamours are only held in place by the energy with which we feed them. The first thing is to recognize them, to look at them. That is all; do nothing about them. Do not judge them or condemn them, do not try to change them, but do not try to repress them, do not try too hard ëto be better'. Every undue effort you make to overcome a failing, a glamour or whatever, simply makes the condition worse. The way to deal with a glamour is, first of all, to recognize it. Just look at it and do nothing about it. Do not identify with it. Just withdraw your attention from it and it will die of starvation. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Two)


Depression When a person is depressed he goes to the doctor. Very often he is prescribed drugs so he does not experience a particular state of mind. When the effect of the drug wears off he goes back for more. ìEveryone goes through processes of depression. Do not be afraid of them. Sit quietly and experience what you are going through. The Self will be able to identify that It is not depressed. It will be able to observe a state of consciousness, a state of mind which is undergoing change. It is the personification of this state which creates confusion and chaos. Personification is self-destructive. Whatever is personified is not the real Self.î

ìObserve. Be detached. When you experience depression you will be able to explain what it is. The Self can practise awareness through detachment and free the mind, spirit and body from imprisonment.î (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)


Matter has its own integral needs and where these are satisfied there is no conflict. Where, for instance, the physical body demands more than it needs (and we allow our physical body to demand more than it needs – the Master Djwhal Khul has said that most people eat four times more than they need), then of course it creates conflict which manifests as ill-health. (Benjamin Creme, The Art of Living)


The problem of AIDS – A Swami who works closely with Maitreya in London asked him what he should do when people came to him suffering from AIDS.

Maitreya answered: ìIn your mind, spirit and body, practise detachment. Harmony between mind, spirit and body will be restored. You will find you are healed. AIDS will vanish.î The Swami then asked: ìWith this statement, why can't we go out and preach this?î

Maitreya replied: ìFirst of all, if you go out and give this to someone when his hands are full, what will happen? It will slip from his grasp. But if there is a real hunger on the part of any individual (ie the individual must first experience a sincere yearning) and you give him this, you will heal him.î

This is a form of what is called ëautomatic healing', an ancient art.

 ìI am giving you one of the easiest ways to know Me: be honest in your mind, be sincere in your spirit, feed your body with right food.

ìThen your awareness will grow. In anything you do with a sense of detachment, if it is a natural course of action, I am with you. But attachment, possessiveness, is undivine. There I cannot be with you.î (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)


Waters of Life

The Waters of Life created by Maitreya all over the planet (777 eventually) – sources of practically inexhaustible water charged by the energy of Aquarius – will vastly increase the health of humanity. They strengthen the cellular structure of the body and act as a general tonic. It almost does not matter what the disease is: if your karma allows it the cure or amelioration will take place and on a wider margin of karma than would normally be the case Ö the [water sources] will increase tremendously the quality of physical, emotional and mental health. This will inevitably give people longer lives but just the lessening of stress in the world will allow people to live longer. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)


Soon, the many miracles [Maitreya] has wrought will endear Him to the hearts of men and women everywhere. The healing waters will be discovered, one by one, and a great cleansing of men's temples will begin. (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëThe One who knocks')


The technology of light in healing Drugs and surgery will no longer be needed as doctors are trained in the use of the technology of light in healing. Scientists in Russia and America are already experimenting with genetic engineering and this will develop until the time will come when they can transmit genetic information into a sick organ to rejuvenate it without the use of surgery. Eventually the need for so many hospitals will diminish, as people will be able to undergo treatment within hours for even the most serious conditions Ö The technology of the future will be nothing other than Light. Through the knowledge and use of the seven colours the technology will evolve. Mind, spirit and body will be healed. Surgery will vanish. (Maitreya, Maitreya's Teachings – The Laws of Life)


Maitreya has talked about a new technology which He calls the Technology of Light which uses energy directly from the sun. This will give us energy for all our needs – industry, transportation, heating – and healing. In fact, He says that as far as healing is concerned, with an advance in our present genetic engineering, organs can be rebuilt. Instead of going to a hospital and having an organ removed or receiving a transplant, we will have the organ remade through this technology. This will be a tremendous fillip to the health of humanity. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Three)


The Masters will institute healing centres, and train initiates and disciples, who will be doctors of all kinds, in groups. These groups will be made up of orthodox doctors, surgeons, homoeopaths, acupuncturists, radionic practitioners. Colour and sound therapy will be used; the groups will have spiritual healers, and someone with etheric vision to advise on the state of the etheric body and centres. They will work as a team.  (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)


A mighty task awaits humanity at this turning-point in its life: to cleanse the world of the age-old habits of wrong thinking and living; to change entirely its manner of social living in such a way as to make possible a new freedom from fear: fear of want, of war, of disease and death. An enormous task, indeed, but one worth all the effort involved, for it will lead to a new livingness, a new and sweeter relationship between men, and to a world governed by the principles of justice and brotherhood, sharing and love.  (Benjamin Creme's Master, from ëHealth and healing, part 2')


Take My hand, My friends, and I shall take you to a New Country in which your true nature as gods shall flourish, in which all men together, as brothers, shall work out their dream of life. Many await My coming with some fear. Nothing but good shall grow where I tread. My promise stands: I shall reveal to you the nature of yourselves and God. I shall show you that for all men life is blessed. I shall create among you a pool of Love from whose waters all may quench their thirst. My heart shall speak for your heart, My tongue for yours. The leaders and the people will respond, and all shall be made anew. Take heart, My friends, I am here among you. I come to serve you, to live with you and love you, to lead you and guide you. Look no more to the dark. (Maitreya, from Message No. 123)

From the June 2008 issue of Share International

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First published April 1999, Last modified: 15-Oct-2005