Between 1988 and 1993, an associate of Maitreya conducted regular briefings
with two London-based journalists, relaying Maitreya’s teachings
and forecasts of world events. The information was made available to
the world’s press and also published in Share International magazine.
Maitreya predicted dramatic and unexpected international events weeks,
months, or years before they happened. He foresaw the release of Nelson
Mandela and the process of détente in South Africa. He stated
that governments everywhere would have to give way to the ‘voice
of the people’, a statement which found its most impressive proof
in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Soviet Union. As early as June,
1988, Maitreya announced that a world stock market crash would begin
in Japan. In 1989 the Japanese stock market lost 40% of its value, and
in subsequent years the crisis spread to Eastern Europe, the Asian ‘tiger
economies’, Russia and Argentina. The financial collapse hit the
USA hard in 2008 and continues to have worldwide repercussions.
These forecasts were given primarily to illuminate one of the most important
spiritual laws governing our lives: the Law of Cause and Effect, also
known as the Law of Karma. By comprehending and working within this law,
Maitreya says, we can resolve the present social, political, economic,
and environmental crises.