The world, today, is one
by the Master — , through Benjamin Creme
The collapse of Asian markets has demonstrated world interdependence.
Maitreya stands ready to emerge. Recent events in the ‘gambling palaces’, East and West, encourage the expectation of an early approach to humanity. Not for long can the Western economies withstand the contagion which has brought the Eastern nations to their knees. The world, today, is one, and slowly and painfully the nations are awakening to this fact.
That said, there is little doubt that the major Western powers will seek to ensure their own survival at all costs. Self-interest will (as always) be the order of the day, and gone will be even the semblance of altruism in dealing with the world crisis. However, so interconnected is the present world economy, so various and so widespread the investment in each other’s industry and financial structures, that soon these shaky structures will themselves collapse, leaving the world ready for the new.
It is to encourage the acceptance of a new approach that Maitreya will work, exhorting the nations to accept that sharing alone will solve their problems, that without sharing and justice, peace will elude them always. Gone for ever must be the reign of the free-booters, the cavalier disdain for the rights of others. No longer must the exploitation of millions be the source of corporate wealth, and be acceptable as the norm. When Maitreya speaks, He will draw attention to these major ills of present society and sound the call for change. The collapse of the stock-markets will awaken men to the disease of speculation which is destroying the very fibre of men’s lives.
Thus shall Maitreya become a central figure in the period immediately ahead. Thus will men find a leader of thought, a spokesman for the oppressed, and thus will men awaken to the new light which Maitreya’s teaching brings — the light of wisdom and truth.
Perhaps, at first, men will doubt the efficacy of Maitreya’s plans, but in time they will see that no other course will bring relief to the poverty and pain suffered by half the world. The downward-spiralling stock-markets will signal the end of an era of rampant greed and a new realism will replace the present chaos. Men and women everywhere will rally to Maitreya’s side, their aspiration awakened as never before, their hearts aglow with the opportunity to serve a most worthy cause: nothing less than the re-creation of this world.
Soon the call will ring out: Share and save the world! Justice alone will bring us peace! Men everywhere are brothers!