From time to time, the natural forces of the planet demonstrate their
irresistible power in a way destructive and unwelcomed by men. Thus it was
in the recent catastrophe in the Indian Ocean. The sad and sudden loss of
thousands of lives, and the unprecedented damage to homes and other
buildings, have shocked the world and evoked a remarkable response: for the
first time, the nations, East and West, North and South, have come together
in spontaneous aid. Governments are prodded by their people to give, and to
cancel outstanding debts for the poorest countries. The wave of sympathy for
the bereft has manifested also as a concern for the needy millions of all
the developing world and is a sure sign that the peoples are ready for
Maitreya. No clearer indication could be given that this is so. No one could
doubt the sincerity of this concern; the tragedy of the tsunami has opened
the hearts and inspired the voices of millions for the creation of justice
and world transformation.
At last, these voices are being heard. At last,
the beneficent energies of Maitreya are finding response in the hearts of
many still unaware of His presence. At long last, the governments of the
wealthy are responding to their people's call for justice and peace. They
sense that their future, too, depends on listening to the voice of the
people, rising with an ever clearer and powerful note.
Also, in this way, He can work directly with men, showing His concern for
their welfare and comfort, His understanding of their needs and
difficulties, His awareness of their problems and of how they can be solved.
He wishes to be seen as a brother and friend, a wise father Whose counsel is
beneficent and true, a help-mate and partner on the journey into the shining
future which awaits all men.
[This article from Share International magazine, January/February 2005, 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 this Master who dictated his article to him.]