The world has had enough of poverty, injustice and war
MAITREYA — THE WORLD TEACHER IS NOW HERE
In every age, or in times of exceptional crisis, great spiritual teachers have come forth to show humanity the way forward. Now, at the dawning of the Aquarian age, Maitreya, the head of the Masters of Wisdom — the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet — has returned to the everyday world for the first time in thousands of years.
He comes not as a religious leader, but an educator in the broadest sense — the Teacher and guide for all humanity, religious and non-religious alike — pointing the way out of the present world crisis.
With His group, the Masters of Wisdom, He will inspire humanity to create a brilliant new civilisation based on justice, sharing and co-operation.
Who is Maitreya? Who are the Masters?
This six page colour brochure contains comprehensive background information on the emergence into the world of Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom.
Topics include Maitreya's Priorities; Evidence of Maitreya's Presence; Unexplained Phenomena; The Ageless Wisdom Teachings; Transmission Meditation, and The Promise of the Future.
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The 'star' that Heralds Maitreya's Emergence
On 12 December 2008, Share International distributed a news release announcing that in the very near future a large, bright 'star' would appear in the sky visible throughout the world, night and day, heralding the imminent appearance of Maitreya in His first interview on a major US television program.
Since early January 2009, sightings of the 'star' have been reported from many parts of the world, including Australia and New Zealand. Hundreds of sightings have been sent to Share International and many have been reported in the media or uploaded to YouTube.
According to Benjamin Creme, these star-like luminary objects are in fact one of four gigantic space craft from various planets within our solar system, as was the Star of Bethlehem.
Video: Benjamin Creme explains the 'star' and Maitreya's emergence. Includes video and photographs of the 'star'.
Maitreya steps forward
As of July 2015, Maitreya had given 169 television interviews in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and China. He continues to move from place to place, giving His advice where he finds a need and a response.
On 20 January 2010, Share International issued a news release announcing that Maitreya had given His first interview on American television.
He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He "ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status." He spoke earnestly of the need for peace, achievable only through the creation of justice and the sharing of the world's resources.
His open mission in the world has now begun.
Who is Maitreya?
Maitreya (pronounced my-tray-uh) is the personal name of the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy.
He is expected by the world's major religions as the Messiah, Krishna, the Imam Mahdi, Maitreya Buddha, or the Christ. Although the names are different, they all refer to the same individual: Maitreya, the World Teacher.
He will teach humanity "the art of Self-realization." The first steps are "honesty of mind, sincerity of spirit, and detachment."
His primary concerns are the economic, political and social imbalances in the world today, and the spiritual crisis at their root. Among Maitreya's recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, clothing, education, and medical care become universal rights. He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty.
While the name Maitreya is used by others, their understanding of the World Teacher may not correspond to that presented by Share International. Anyone presently promoting him, or herself as Maitreya or the World Teacher is definitely not the same individual we refer to.
Masters of Wisdom
The Masters of Wisdom, together forming the Spiritual Hierarchy, are the custodians of the Divine Plan for this planet. They have inspired all the great human achievements, working from behind the scenes through their disciples in every field of endeavour. The Masters guide and teach, but it is humanity itself, responding of its own free will to their stimulus, which creates each new civilization. Today, the Masters are returning to the outer world as a group for the first time in countless millennia.
The existence of the Masters of Wisdom was first disclosed to the West by H. P. Blavatsky as early as 1875. Since then others have come forward with further insights into their lives and teachings. Foremost among these is Alice A. Bailey who, in collaboration with one of the Masters, published nineteen books in the first half of the 20th century about the "Ageless Wisdom" and the science of energies that underlie all life.
For over 30 years, Benjamin Creme has been the principal source of information about the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher and His group, the Masters of Wisdom.
Throughout his early years Creme studied various aspects of esoteric philosophy, in particular the teachings released in the late 1800s through Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society, and more recently through Alice A. Bailey.
These teachings led him to believe in the existence of the Masters of Wisdom. In 1959 he was contacted by one of the Masters and was told, among other things, that Maitreya, the World Teacher—the Master of all the Masters—would return in about 20 years and that he [Creme] would have a role to play in the event if he chose to accept it.
Since his first public talk in 1974, millions of people have heard Creme's message of hope, and many have been inspired to help make it known on a worldwide scale.
Benjamin Creme makes no claims about his own spiritual status.
Ageless Wisdom Teachings
From ancient times, a body of spiritual teaching known as the Ageless Wisdom has been handed down from generation to generation. A systematic and comprehensive account of the evolution of consciousness in man and nature, it describes how the universe came to exist, how it operates, and man's place within it.
The Ageless Wisdom has provided the inspiration for the arts and sciences throughout the ages and is also the common foundation of all the world's religions.