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From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances. Many of these articles seem more relevant now than when they were first published. This article was written in April 1990 and yet it could have been written today so closely does it reflect the events unfolding now.
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme
With every day that passes, more and more people are becoming aware that something new, quite unusual, is happening to them and the world. They sense that events are under way which will reshape the future and carry them they know not where. This expectancy simultaneously frightens and thrills. They feel a growing confidence that mankind is not doomed, but, against all odds, has, they know not why, come through the fire that threatened its existence.
They feel, too, a gathering power within themselves with which to effect changes in their lives, and so control their destiny. Thus disappearing for ever is the time when governments rule against the peoples’ will and force their unwelcome doctrines on the passive populace. The days of the autocrats are numbered and, one by one, they leave the stage of their inglorious reign. The new times are with the people and from their ranks will the new spokesmen come.
Waiting, behind the scenes, stands the Christ. In patient silence and unhurried, ceaseless toil, He fashions the means of His emergence before the eyes of men. All, now, is prepared. The final touches, only, await His hand. Soon, the world will know that the Teacher is here; that the Son of Man has returned; that the Representative of the Most High has placed Himself at the service of humanity once again.
His call, resounding through the world, will draw the best from all who find in Him an echo of their heart’s desire for justice, freedom and love, and, in ever-gathering force, the cry for their enactment will rise from every nation. Thus will it be. And thus will He focus the will, and become the outspoken voice, of a myriad aspiring souls.
His voice is not the only one that men will hear. Throughout the world, in every country, groups await the opportunity to speak. Prepared and trained they stand now in the wings, ready to serve when called. They know the needs of the time and the answers to the problems which beset mankind today. Little by little, these problems will be conquered and a new chapter opened in the evolution of the race. Before too long, these wise ones will come forward and place themselves at the disposal of the world. Their altruism will recommend them to the peoples and their judgement will win the trust of all.
Take heart, therefore, from all of this, and know that new and better times are on the way. Take heart and know that naught can stop the momentum of change that now grips this world.
Formerly, people awaited events in passive acceptance of fate. Today, a new consciousness informs the minds and hearts of men and awakens them to their inborn need for justice and freedom. They will not be denied.
[This article from Share International magazine, December 2019, 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, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]
At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his life, Benjamin Creme was asked numerous questions covering a vast range of topics. We draw on this large recorded resource and publish answers provided by BC and his Master over the years, none of which have yet appeared in Share International.
Q. What will happen to those who will not want to change after Maitreya’s public emergence? I’m thinking of Christian fundamentalists, for example. (US radio interview, 27 November 1991)
A. Those who cannot change, don’t change. They wait maybe for the next incarnation and come in as little babies and then they change. But they are so conditioned by the teachings and doctrines and dogmas that are conditioning their minds and putting blinders on them that they can’t see the reality before their eyes. Indeed, these Christian groups will be the last to recognize the Christ — ‘their’ Christ. They have the wrong idea of the Christ. They think He’s sitting up in heaven at the right hand of God. He is not. They think He is the one and only Son of God. He’s not.
He is a man like you or me, who has evolved to be a great spiritual being, a god. All of the Masters are gods, but so are we in potential. The only difference between the Christ or the Buddha, or any ‘ordinary’ Master, is that They have achieved the kind of perfection that we are on the way to achieving.
They act as a kind of example of what we shall be one day. That’s true for everyone. They are not gods descended ready-made from heaven. They became gods through the evolutionary process, just as we are becoming gods. If you compare humanity today with early animal-man, we have come a fantastic distance. But if you compare us to the Masters, we are nowhere.
From Their point of view, all of the potential is there. They see the potential. We do not see our potential. They are coming into the world more and more openly to present us with this potential, to show us what one day we will be like. When you see Them, you will see the brilliance of Their minds; Their extraordinary breadth of vision; Their capacity to love and serve the world, which is something that no one can measure.
The Christian fundamentalists have steeled themselves because they are frightened and have enmity with Maitreya. He’s not harming them. He loves them and even more than the people who are easy to love, because there is no separation in His mind between Him and them. One day they will realize that He is the Lord of Love come to teach us how to love. We still have to learn that.
Q. How can one start receiving love energy right now, tonight, today? Is it possible?
A. It isn’t [a matter of] receiving it. It’s already there. It’s intrinsic to your nature. You are a soul in incarnation. The nature of that soul is love. You can’t help yourself. But you either release it or you don’t. Most of us don’t because we are afraid. We are afraid of being rejected. We are afraid people won’t love us unless we are tough and strong. What we are is in competition and, so long as we are in competition with each other, we cannot demonstrate love. Competition is not a worthy thing. Competition is the result of fear and where there is fear, there is no love. Take away the fear, and love will demonstrate automatically.
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Share International has a large reserve of letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme’s Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or a ‘spokesperson’, but which have not yet been published.
Other letters presented here are new. While we cannot confirm or indicate if a Master is involved, the experience may be such that it ‘speaks for itself’ in providing hope, inspiration and comfort. We present these letters for your consideration.
My friend A.P. from Australia phoned the Benjamin Creme Museum a couple of months ago as part of an ongoing conversation we were having and in the course of the phone call I told him I had recently undergone extensive cervical surgery and was struggling to recuperate. He mentioned to me that there had been a weeping Madonna statue from which he had collected tears, and that Benjamin Creme had suggested taking the tears to a homeopathic pharmacy and having them made into a remedy. A.P. arranged for me to receive some of the pills, and I began taking them about five weeks ago [written in October 2019]. Besides the neck surgery I had also developed serious problems in my legs due to severe nerve compression in the lumbar and sacrum areas. This leg issue had made sleeping nearly impossible for the prior eighteen months.
When I started taking the remedy the problems in the hamstrings, calves, feet and toes disappeared overnight. So too did a rather bothersome side effect of the post-surgery medication I am taking which also made life quite difficult. Both of these issues cleared up overnight, literally in one night and they have not returned. I do not think I am prone to the placebo effect, especially as one of the problems stemmed from a mechanical issue and to be honest I have never had a connection with the Madonna. It was not an emphasis in my childhood religion and even the pictures of the Madonna miracles in Share International magazine held little interest for me. Jesus was the focus in childhood and this resulted in little interest in the Master Who was the Madonna. Looking at it now it really isn’t a rational response to the Masters and the Ageless Wisdom Teachings.
There has not as yet been any improvement in the neck from the surgery, but I have high hopes in that as well. But I thought your readers who are struggling with intractable health issues might like to try this remedy. (The remedy can be ordered from www.simillimum.co.nz under ‘weeping Madonna tears’).
S. C., Palm Springs, California, USA.
At our Share International Veg Fest booth in Atlanta, Georgia, on 9 November 2019, a man named “Ron” visited. He looked to be in his mid-40s and had a name tag around his neck with a media pass which read “Ron G—”. (I didn’t catch his last name but at a quick glance, my thinking was that his surname was Filipino.) He asked, “What is this all about?” and “How did you get involved?”. That is when we began sharing the story with him.
We talked about Transmission Meditation, and he said he was from Charlotte, North Carolina. Ann Dougherty, Share International co-worker in Atlanta, responded that there was no group in Charlotte at present, but other co-workers do an expo in that city and give talks, and they are hoping that a Transmission Meditation group will emerge there soon.
I asked Ron what he did and he answered that he put together programs about energy and synergy, that he was a “program developer”. He said he taught these programs at MIT and Stanford. I asked him if he taught only the academics, or ordinary people, and he answered, “Both. I teach energy first because they must know about energy before they can understand about oneness and synergy. You can’t teach about energy without thinking of our interconnectedness. People are so disconnected these days. They have to understand energy first. We’re talking about oneness.”
Ron also said that he travels a lot to gather information for his programs and that he visits booths in the various cities where he goes. He said, “I know Share. There are more and more Share booths.” He said that he always asks the same question at the booths, “What is this about?” and listens to their story. Occasionally, someone presents a different “take” on the story. He said he uses the information he gathers in his programs.
By now, we were well into our conversation with Ron. He had been at the booth for about 20 minutes and now he gave us hints on how to present our message. He looked up at the banner behind our table which declares: “When we Share the world’s resources there will be Justice in the world; There will be Trust among the nations; It will lead to Peace.” He said, “If I were telling the story, I would say, ‘If you believe in justice, equality, and peace, we invite you to join us. We can do so much more together. This is synergy!’” During this part of our conversation he seemed to emphasize “justice” and twice repeated his suggestion for presenting the message in this way.
Ron continued, “There is a tsunami coming!! A tsunami-like wave after wave!” We thanked him for his suggestions and I told him that he’d given us a different way to present our message. We asked him again for his name and he answered, “RONNIE TSUNAMI!”
Later, as we talked about our day at Veg Fest with all of the wonderful interactions with various folks, we decided that Ronnie Tsunami was foreshadowing events by suggesting a different emphasis in our presentations – an emphasis on justice, peace and equality. A co-worker asked, “Do you think Ronnie Tsunami was someone special?!” The answer: “Of course!”
K.P., Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Satenik Kazaryan, 22, from Spandaryan village in Shirak Province in Armenia weeps up to 50 sharp-edged crystals a day.
At first Satenik said dust seemed to get into her eyes and then crystals began to form. Soon crystal tears were appearing more rapidly, which she said was causing her agony.
A video shows Satenik’s relative drawing one of the crystal tears from her eye using a cotton bud. The crystals can be seen collected in a box.
“When we removed the first crystal,” said her relative Svetlana Avagyan, “we thought glass got into her eye during work on our farm. But the pain did not stop, and we kept getting more crystals from her eyes. So we took her to the doctor. At first they did not believe us … no one here has seen anything like this before.” “All the doctors are in shock,” said Satenik. “They have not encountered such a disease and do not know how to treat it. They have not even diagnosed it.”
Satenik was even accused of faking it, but now, according to her mother-in-law, it is generally accepted that the crystal tears are real. (Source: dailymail.co.uk; sputniknews.com)
Woman with crystal tears - © Sputniknews, Armenia. Reproduced with permission
Editor’s note: In the 1980s an independent journalist, Patricia Pitchon, contacted other journalists and coordinated efforts to ‘find’ Maitreya, as described in her book, Searching for Maitreya. To allow Maitreya to come forward into public recognition required the media, as representatives of humanity, to put sufficient energy into a ‘search’ for Him so ensuring that humanity’s free will was not infringed.
It has never been the task of people working with Benjamin Creme or associated closely with this group to ‘find’, point to or ‘produce’ Maitreya. However, this personal account, which took place in 1996, provides a glimpse of Maitreya in a particular part of London, although in reality He is omnipresent.
by Janez Ferjancic
This happened in June 1996. At the time I had been familiar with the Second Coming idea for a couple of years, but not yet active in the work as there was no established Reappearance group yet in Slovenia. It was a period when I was doing long hours of personal meditation a day, I was young and strong, maybe a bit naïve, and thought I could spot Maitreya wherever or whenever I really wanted to.
Looking back now, I see that the search for Maitreya as an attempt of a young man looking for his place under the sun. There are still people who need proof and signs and this account is for them. When Maitreya and Benjamin Creme’s teachings on the Self are universally understood, signs will no longer be needed.
In the summer of 1996 I decided to go to London for a week to “test the vibes”. It was my first trip to London and I immediately started to ‘search’ for Maitreya in the Muslim community. I would join Muslims every day at their prayers in various London mosques. I became really impressed with the sincere devotion of the Muslims. I had only seen that kind of devotion in Christian and Buddhist monasteries before. I met all sorts of people and I would indulge in endless religious discussions with all Muslims of all types – from social workers to Imams, from Sufis to Sheiks from Saudi Arabia… .
I wandered a lot through the Whitechapel area of east London where I was told Maitreya came regularly to the Whitechapel mosque. Almost every day I would go there and hang around in the evening. The mosque impressed me with energy from the first moment; it was almost the same Christ-like vibes I could sometimes experience in a church. In the mosque, I would stand at the back and carefully gaze at the dozens of people who attended the prayers every day, but I could never feel anything or anyone I was looking for and the days were just passing by.
Then came Friday, a holy day for Muslims. At the main prayers at around 1pm, the mosque was packed, and it was almost impossible to move. There must have been more than 500 people greeting and chatting. The atmosphere was lively, electrifying. When the time came to line up for prayers, instead of starting to pray, everyone suddenly quietened down. Only then I noticed a man who was standing in the front of the crowd at the place where the Imam would normally lead the prayer. He was about 190cm tall and very thin, with a beard and white Arabic headgear. He wore a long tunic of a very deep yellow colour. Because of the crowd I couldn’t really feel anything directly from him, but the silence was profound, and people seemed to have a deep respect for the man. He spoke calmly and with some gentle authority so that his words felt like music. The problem was he was speaking in a language I didn’t understand. It was too far to see his pale face clearly, but the man definitely was my candidate! I made up my mind that at the end of the meeting I would wait for him at the entrance and definitely try to interview him.
He spoke for about 10 minutes and then the prayer started and lasted another 10 to 15 minutes. At the end, when I started to hope for an interview with him, some young Sheiks from Saudi Arabia, whom I met earlier, approached me and started asking me all sorts of questions about my background, political situation, the war in Bosnia etc. I decided to accompany them to the lobby and wait for the man there, and we talked for 15 minutes as I was watching the door all the time. Finally, they left and I returned to the main hall, which was now half empty. Then I really panicked. I couldn’t see the man anymore and there were other doors at the other side of the hall. I rushed out into the back street, but he was gone.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed that the speaker had been Maitreya.)
A recommended read by Phyllis Power – an excerpt
In the foreword to this book Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes of his sense of “pride and some relief” that his granddaughter, the author Mungi Ngomane, is passing on lessons he taught to his children, her parents, and that they passed on to her: the concept and practice of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is an African word and concept that should resonate everywhere, although it has not come into the everyday language of the rest of the world. This book is a good introduction.
What does it mean? The qualities of Desmond Tutu perhaps encapsulate ubuntu: when we think of him, we have an image of a man overflowing with a boundless love of humanity, and a sense of humour without a trace of malice that derives from that innate love. Our image of Tutu is all the more powerful when we remember the horrors of the decades of apartheid that he lived through in South Africa and that he has come through still smiling and still loving. He says: “I knew from an early age that being a person with ubuntu was one of the highest accolades one could receive.” So, Ubuntu “encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live well, together. We feel it when we connect with others and share a sense of humanity”: “I am only because You Are”. Ngomane says: “Ubuntu is the founding principle of my grandfather’s life.”
The book is divided into 14 “lessons” onhow to live in the world with ubuntu. Each precept is accompanied by practical ‘everyday’ suggestions about how to practise them, small steps we can take towards being a person with ubuntu.
The lessons include:
“See yourself in other people – absolutely everyone on this earth is of equal value.” Ngomane emphasizes that the anti-apartheid movement was not an ‘anti-white’ movement but “a struggle for all South Africans to be seen and treated as equal”. She suggests that we try to view others not just via a prism of equality but also of gratitude, acknowledging all those who have helped us in any way, psychological as well as practical. “Put yourself in the shoes of others”; don’t make swift judgement; take time to listen and always consider others’ point of view and motivation. …
Mungi Ngomane, Everyday Ubuntu: Living together the African way, Bantam Press, 240 pp, September 2019.
– an excerpt
Today, it is the people who are ahead of their leaders, and are voicing aloud their understanding and needs. In country after country, the voice of the people is becoming more focused and distinct. Millions are now educated and sure of their needs: peace, work and hope for their future. A growing sense of unity, too, is beginning to inform their expectations and demands. They know they are not alone in the world but have millions of brothers and sisters everywhere,
In this way, even if unaware of His presence and teachings, they are responding to Maitreya’s energy and influence, and building the framework of the future. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Change towards Unity’)
I shall sustain all who call for Peace, for Justice and brotherly Love. I shall call to My side all who love their brothers. From all parties and all nations they will come, gathering around Me. I shall fill their hearts with hope and Love, and in mounting numbers they shall conquer the world. This process has begun. Already the voices of the people are being heard. Louder and louder they cry for Justice, for Peace for all time. (Maitreya, from Message No.131)
Maitreya Himself said, in Message No.135: “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.” …
This, to me, shows that the people are ready for sharing and for the Christ. It shows that they are ready for His words. In this way, as He speaks, He will focus and evoke that demand and aspiration. There is no government on Earth that can withstand the focused, determined will of educated world public opinion. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume One)
There are many today who admit the necessity for change, but still resist it. There are many today who see the crumbling of the old and outworn world of the past, but cling to the old forms. But there is a new voice being heard among the nations: the voice of Truth, which contains the hope, the promise, of the New Time. This voice will increasingly make its impress on the minds of men, for it is the voice of God, speaking through men. (Maitreya, from Message No.12)
In this section Share International focuses on the rising tide of people power which will continue to swell until, under Maitreya’s wise guidance, the people will lead their leaders into the creation of a just society in which the rights and needs of all are recognized and met.
“Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them.” So begins ‘A worldwide revolution is underway,’ an article by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan.
Democracy Now isn’t the only media outlet to have noted the interconnectedness of the many protests now taking place worldwide. A BBC article titled, ‘Do today’s global protests have anything in common?’ states: “In recent weeks, mass protests have broken out in countries from Lebanon to Spain to Chile. All are different – with distinct causes, methods and goals – but there are some common themes that connect them. “While thousands of miles apart, protests have begun for similar reasons in several countries, and some have taken inspiration from each other on how to organize and advance their goals.”
The BBC article notes that issues of economic inequality and corruption underlie a number of the current protests. “Many of those protesting are people who have long felt shut out of the wealth of their country. In several cases, a rise in prices for key services has proved the final straw.”
A recent CNN article titled, “A single grievance sent protesters to the streets, but wider discontent has kept them there,” made similar points. “The demonstrations began with a single spark.… Now those flickers have ignited wider protest movements, lifting the lid on deeper inequalities, frustrations and lack of autonomy that go back decades. And the discontent doesn’t appear to be subsiding anytime soon. Indeed, across the globe, activists are taking to the streets in highly organized, persistent movements to tell their leaders: this isn’t good enough.… Experts say we are seeing a tipping point of ordinary people fed up with measures imposed from above by a ruling class.”
Thierry de Montbrial, of the French Institute of International Relations, noted, “The traditional system of enforcing power from top to bottom is increasingly being challenged. There is a social revolution with a growing demand for participatory democracy.”