From almost every point of view the situation facing men everywhere grows daily more painful. The economic chaos resulting from years of unlicensed greed and heartless competition lays waste the honest toil and aspiration of countless millions. On the whole, the men of money go blithely on, their treasure intact, while men and women in every country face joblessness, poverty and fear. More accurate readings of climatic changes show men how close this planet is to irreversible calamity, and alarm bells sound loudly on many political fronts, raising to new levels the factor of stress.
How much more of this tension can humanity bear? For how long will men accept, mildly, their fate? Desperate men do desperate deeds and already in their minds, if not yet in their actions, many contemplate revolution.
Behind the scenes, Maitreya watches carefully these happenings, and gives succour wherever the Law allows. He waits, patiently, for the build-up of response to the sign of His Emergence, the “star-like luminary of brilliant power” on which many now gaze in wonder and even love.
What is desired is some measure of public debate about the significance
or meaning of the Star, thus signifying the emergence of Maitreya, the
World Teacher. The greater and more public the discussion, the greater
does it prepare the way for Maitreya’s entry. Soon there will be no gainsaying.
Very soon, Venus will move beyond the sight of men and so leave the platform
of the heavens open to the Star. Then there will be no doubt that the
Star is there for all to see.
As the economic crisis deepens, a singular reaction is appearing in
many countries: alongside the fear, bravado and growing despair is a
new understanding of the reasons for the crash -- the greed and competitive
spirit at the centre of our systems and, therefore, the need for sharing.
Of themselves, many are awakening to this basic truth and see sharing
as the answer to injustice and war. Thus are many ready for Maitreya’s
Call. This realization will grow as the crisis bites deeper and deeper
into the shaky fabric of the outworn forms and structures that no longer
work, can never be made to work for long.
[This article from Share International magazine, April 2009 , 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