Man's momentous choice
the Master –, through Benjamin Creme
Man must choose whether to continue with self-destruction or to
take up a simpler way of living, based on sharing, justice and love.
There comes a time in the history of men, nations and races when they must reorient themselves to the reality of the life in which they have their being, and seek to understand the purpose of their existence and the means by which that purpose may better be fulfilled.
Today, the present race of men -- the fifth in historical sequence -- and all the nations, stand at such a point. Soon, men everywhere will be called upon to weigh heavily the consequence of their actions. On their decisions rests the future of this world.
Very soon, now, Maitreya will present the nations with a momentous choice: to continue in the present fearful, self-destructive mode and perish, one and all; or to follow Him into a simpler, saner, safer way of living which will guarantee a happier future for all the peoples of Earth and link man once again to his destiny as an evolving son of God.
When men understand the nature of the choice before them -- happiness or extinction -- they will surely hesitate but little in making their decision. To help them in that undertaking, Maitreya will analyse the present problems and show in all clarity the results of the various actions that men might take. Gifted as He is with foresight and age-old experience, He will remind men of their divine heritage, and show them the way to claim their inheritance. Thus shall it be. Thus shall "the Teacher of men and of angels" begin His mission, and thus shall the sons of men restart their journey to become the Sons of God.
Assailed on all sides by the relentless pressure of market forces, men are gradually awakening to its antidote: a truer understanding of the mystery and beauty of all life. Ground down and marginalized by rampant commercialization, men are turning to the nurturing fire of their inner lives, and finding solace therein. A myriad miracles, East and West, remind them of the unseen presence of the divine in life, and hold before them the promise of a better future for men.
Expectantly, men await the Teacher. Knowingly or not, they have called Him forth. Maitreya stands ready to emerge and to begin His call to men: "See yourselves as One and enter your birthright." "Share, and know the meaning of justice and peace." "Learn to love and to trust and know the beauty of life." "See all men as your brothers and become the Gods you are."
Thus shall the Great Lord speak. Thus shall He awaken the hearts of men to the imperatives of the time. The time of decision, the time of all times, is now upon the race. Think well and wisely, and choose "a future bathed in light."