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Section 12...The New Age

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Maitreya

Carol Brooks

The concept of a coming World Teacher who sets up a Golden Age on earth can be found in many world religious systems as well as in the literature of the occult...

While certain aspects of Benjamin Crème's endless and tireless promotion of the Maitreya seem almost laughable - fit only for a B Grade science fiction movie, one can not relegate all his claims to the scrap heap. Albeit with quite a few embellishments, the bones of this belief tallies perfectly with the monstrous evil long foretold by Scripture, but little understood by those claiming a wonderful New Age is about to dawn.

Crème was just one more cog in the wheel of the world wide preparation for The Antichrist -  an instrument in the hands of an evil he can not possibly imagine. As the Bible prophesied so many years ago.

    Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? (2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 NASB) 

 

ON THIS PAGE

Who Was Benjamin Creme?
Who is Maitreya?
Alice Bailey

Creme Vs. The Scriptures
Creme Makes The Following Claims (Among Many Others). The Bible Begs To Disagree
Jesus is an Ascended Master
Who Will Reform The Church
 And Never Left The World.
The Antichrist Is "Not A Man But An Energy"
That Has Come and Gone

Maitreya's Future Coming.. Peace or Chaos?

The True Identity of This 'World Teacher'

Wayne Peterson

No Proof Or Evidence Asked For, And None Received.

See God And His Bible
Many, if not most, non-Christians assume that Christianity is a "blind faith"... that Christians ignore reality and have unquestioning loyalty to an absolute belief system without proof or evidence. In fact, that they believe contrary to all evidence and facts.  Much to the contrary, the Christian faith is a commitment based on evidence. The Judeo-Christian faith consistently stresses the importance of truth and makes appeal to evidence to support it's truth claims. In fact, it is actually quite remarkable as to how many times, God, Jesus, and the prophets of both the Old and New Testaments, appealed to facts to support what they said and taught. This evidence includes its humanly impossible authorship, fulfilled prophecy, and its archaeological and scientific accuracy... none of which are seen in the books of other religions like the Quran, the Bhagavad-Gita, the writings of Confucius, or the Book of Mormon.

Maitreya and his cohorts have provided NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER
. See No Proof Or Evidence Asked For, And None Received. (link above)
 


Who Was Benjamin Creme?
Benjamin Creme (December 1922 - October 2016) was a Scottish artist, author, esotericist, and founding editor of Share International Maitreya-Crememagazine - a non-profit educational group with sister groups in over 20 countries. Share International has long been the principal source of information about the emergence of Maitreya, an Ascended Master or perfected being - the Buddha of the future who, along with others of his ilk, will come to teach humanity how to live peacefully and prosperously with one another.

In an article entitled Benjamin Creme: a messenger of hope, Share International relates how Creme began his journey down this path.

    "Throughout his early years Creme also 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. Although these teachings led him to believe in the existence of the Masters of Wisdom, a group of perfected individuals who are the custodians of the Divine Plan for this planet. it nevertheless came as a complete surprise to him when, in 1959, he was contacted by one of the Masters. He 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.

      Note: Theosophy comes from "Theosophia" - "knowledge of the divine".

    More than a decade later, in 1972, Creme began a period of arduous training under his Master's direction to prepare him for his coming task: announcing to a skeptical world the emergence of the World Teacher, awaited by people of every religion under his various names - the Christ, Messiah, Imam Mahdi, Krishna, Maitreya Buddha. Creme's constant contact with a Master of Wisdom gives him access to up-to-date information on Maitreya's emergence, plus the total conviction needed to present this story". [01].

Benjamin Creme himself describes how the telepathic link between him and his duplicitous crony was strengthened

    "Towards the end of 1972, when I was rather in the doldrums and least expecting it, that wise and wily one whom I have the privilege to call Master, pounced. He took me in hand, and subjected me to the most intensive period of de-glamorisation, disillusioning, training and preparation. For months we worked together, 20 hours a day, deepening and strengthening the telepathic link until it was two-way with equal ease requiring the minimum of his attention and energy. He forged in this period an instrument through whom he could work, and which would be responsive to his slightest impression (of course, with my complete cooperation and without the slightest infringement of my free will). Everything I see and hear, he sees and hears. When he wishes, a look from me can be a look from him; my touch, his. So, with the minimum expenditure of energy he has a window on the world, an outpost of his consciousness; he can heal and teach. He himself remains, in a fully physical body, thousands of miles away".  [02]

After which Creme traveled the globe "helping to create a climate of hope and expectancy for the World Teacher".  


Who is Maitreya?
The short answer is - one of the Ascended Masters.

Derived from the Theosophical concept of Masters of Wisdom or "Mahatmas", Ascended Masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans with physical bodies. In Buddhist tradition they are called "Bodhisattvas" - enlightened beings who although have reached a sufficiently high level of spiritual awareness but have chosen to postpone their own salvation and remain on the earth-plane for the benefit of humanity.

They are said to live on various different mountains throughout the world (the Himalayas, Mount Shasta and Grand Teton in the USA; Luxor in Egypt; Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Ben MacDhui in Scotland etc.) but are alleged to work from Shamballa - a mythical Buddhist kingdom that is said to exist somewhere between the Himalayas and the Gobi Desert or a hidden location in Tibet called 'Shigatse.' Everyone in Shambhala has achieved enlightenment or Buddhist perfection.

 Also in Buddhist tradition,

    "Maitreya the future Buddha is presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven (the fourth of the six heavens), who will descend to earth to preach anew the dharma (law) when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have completely decayed" [03]

Helena Blavatsky
The "Ascended Masters" first came into public consciousness by way of Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) a Russian spiritualist, author, and cofounder of the Theosophical Society who once called the "Biblical Jehovah" the "spiteful and revengeful God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob"  [04]

She played a primary role in the revival of interest in esoteric and occult ideas and was largely responsible for bringing knowledge of Eastern religion and philosophy to the West. Although there is no consensus on the matter, Blavatsky is believed to have lived for some years in the Himalayas and channeled messages from spirit guide "Master Kuthumi" and 'Master Morya".

The Agni Yoga Society, the "I AM" Activity, The Bridge to Freedom, Universal Medicine and The Summit Lighthouse that evolved into the Church Universal and Triumphant are all organizations loosely based on Theosophical texts and doctrines

The "World Teacher"
A large branch of the New Age movement believes that the utopian age will only come about under the leadership and guidance of one of these masters - a world leader/teacher who is called by various names including The Christ, Sanat Kumara or Maitreya. They contend that Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius, Jesus, and many others were "christs", but one greater than all of them will soon come to usher in the New Age and save the world from sliding into chaos.

In fact, because many of the world's religions anticipate and look forward to a 'savior' it is very easy to image how the Maitreya will be welcomed with open arms by so many.

    "Throughout history, when humanity has reached a major point of crisis, the Spiritual Hierarchy has sent a Teacher to show the way forward. The most well-known of these divine messengers are Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus and Mohammed. Each of their teachings gave birth to a new religion.

    Virtually every spiritual tradition now expects the return of their revered Teacher to validate the past and to carry on the teaching. Christians await the Christ; Jews, the Messiah; Muslims, the Imam Mahdi or Messiah; Buddhists, the Fifth Buddha; and Hindus, the Lord Krishna. In the esoteric tradition, one individual - the World Teacher -  is seen as the fulfillment of all these expectations.

The World Teacher for the current time is Maitreya, the 'eldest brother' in the human family and head of the Spiritual Hierarchy. Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher, Maitreya has not come to found a new religion, but to act as a guide and counselor for all humanity -  regardless of religious affiliation.... Maitreya will reveal a new aspect of God. He will lead us to the recognition of our own divinity and our true identity as souls". [05]

and

    At this time of great political, economic and social crisis Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation. He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty. Among Maitreya's recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, clothing, education, and medical care become universal rights. Under Maitreya's inspiration, humanity itself will make the required changes and create a saner and more just world for all". [06].


Alice Bailey
Benjamin Creme's teachings go hand in hand with those of Alice Bailey who, under the guidance of an ectoplasmic apparition from hell (Djwhal Khu aka "The Tibetan"), wrote some 24 books and founded the Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing Co.) that enjoys "Consultative Status" with the United Nations. It has not only spawned several other organization (the Arcane School, Triangles, World Goodwill, Lucis Publishing, Lucis Productions, Lucis Trust Libraries, the New Group of World Servers) but also maintain the UN meditation room.

And the purpose of these groups? At their core ALL of them exist for one purpose - to prepare the world for "the return of the Christ".  In their words (Please note the capitalization of 'great ones' and 'them'.

     "the helping of the Great Ones and the rendering to Them of that intelligent assistance which will make their plans for humanity materialize. [07]

As Alice Bailey claimed

    "The Son of God is on His way, and He cometh not alone. His advance guard is already here, and the Plan which they must follow, is already made clear". [08].

Except that this "Son of God" has nothing to do with Jesus Christ of the Bible. Lucis Trust says,

     If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to recognise the Christ Who is in process of returning. The Christ has no religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to Him of what faith a man may call himself. [09].

Read More About Alice Bailey and The Lucis Trust HERE


Creating The 'Right' Conditions For The Return: 
Since, according to Alice Bailey's ectoplasmic friend Djwhal Khul (The Tibetan), "humanity itself must first produce the conditions in consciousness and in world affairs essential to the eventual physical appearance of the Christ", they seek to raise spiritual awareness, especially reciting of the Great Invocation and through occult meditation through which energy is transmitted to humanity. This is particularly true at the Full Moon is when spiritual energies are uniquely available and facilitate a closer rapport between humanity and the Hierarchy.

Of the New Group of World Servers Share International says,

    When he came before in Palestine, the Christ found that there were not enough servers, disciples, in the world through whom he could work, who could have prepared the way for him, and through whom he could construct the new civilization of the time....

    In 1922, therefore, he inaugurated the New Group of World Servers, which is the most important group existing in the world, although it has no outer form or organization. Each member of it is related subjectively (i.e. on the inner, soul level) to Hierarchy; they know and understand the Plan and their part in it. 

    Made up of men and women at all levels of society, the New Group of World Servers has members in every country in the world, without exception... They are the forerunners of the Christ, the vanguard, sent ahead to prepare the way. From their understanding of the Plan, from their altruistic love of humanity, from their desire to serve, they are the guarantee of the correct working out of the Plan of the Hierarchy of which they are also a part. So in this way, the work of Hierarchy does not infringe human free will. The New Group of World Servers forms a bridging group between humanity and Hierarchy. It is several million strong today. [10]

And if you think these beliefs are limited to a few scattered kooks you couldn't be more wrong. In recent years there has been an explosion of individuals and organizations (both large and small) who are actively working towards creating the conditions necessary for this event.

See The Global Alliance   And  The United Nations


Creme Vs. The Scriptures
Creme has made some outrageous claims in complete opposition to what the Bible teaches. Here are just a few of them. And if you would like to know why we can believe the Scriptures rather than some a spook with no evidence and no credentials See God and His Bible. Link at both the top and the end of the page


1.) Jesus is an Ascended Master...

 In the The Ageless Wisdom interview with Benjamin Creme, Rollin Olson asked him how the hierarchy is structured to which he replied that they (All Emphasis Added)

    share a consciousness; They have no separate consciousness as personalities. They can never say "I," because They have no sense of I. They are a group with group consciousness. At Their head is the Master of all the Masters, whose personal name is Maitreya. ... There are 60 Masters, and three Great Lords, as They are called. Maitreya is one of these three. Maitreya holds the office of World Teacher, and embodies the energy we call the Christ Principle or Consciousness, the second aspect of the Christian trinity.

    Two thousand years ago He overshadowed His disciple Jesus for three years and Jesus became Jesus the Messiah, or, translated into the Greek, Jesus the Christ.

The Christ Himself is Maitreya. His consciousness, from the baptism to the crucifixion, manifested through Jesus and inaugurated the Piscean age which is now coming to an end. Maitreya has come back into the world now to carry on what He began through Jesus, and will complete in the age of Aquarius which is now beginning". [11]

The Bible Disagrees.
The Gospel of John opens with the words

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:1-3 NASB)

In fact there are over 40 other New Testament verses that refer to Jesus as being the Son of God. Here are a few examples,

Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, "You are the Son of God!"  (Mark 3:11 NASB)

    The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.  (Luke 1:35 NASB)

    but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.  (John 20:31 NASB)

    How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?  (Hebrews 10:29 NASB)

    Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  (1 John 5:5 NASB)

    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  (Hebrews 4:14 NASB)

2.) Who Will Reform The Church
In The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom Creme wrote the following in answer to the question of "What will happen to the orthodox churches when the Christ declared Himself?

    We are told by one of the teaching Masters, the master DK Djwhal Khul, the the Master Jesus will, around 1980, take over the Throne of St. Peter, and seek to transform the churches in so far as they are flexible enough to respond correctly to the new reality which the return of the Christ and the Masters will create. [12]

Apart from the fact that 1980 has long gone, Scripture tells us that the church is called the "bride of Christ"

    For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.  (2 Corinthians 11:2 NASB)

who will be gathered to Christ and remain with Him thereafter.

    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NASB)

    "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. "And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. (Matthew 24:30-31 NASB)

Doesn't sound much like Christ is going to "reform" anything.

Additionally Crème would have us believe that...

3.) Jesus Never Left The World.
According to Creme Christians

    "expect the Christ "at the end of the world." Actually, He came at the end of the age, not the end of the world. At the end of the world, when the whole world is disintegrating, they expect Him to come down on a cloud into Jerusalem. They think He is sitting up in heaven but the Christ has been no nearer "heaven" than the high Himalayas, 17,500 feet up, for the last thousands of years. And it is from there that He comes into the world, not from this mythical heaven. Heaven is a state of being. The kingdom of heaven is within, as Jesus Himself taught. It is the Spiritual Hierarchy of which He is a member. [13]

The Bible disagrees.
Ephesians tells us that God

    "... raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:20-21 NASB)

Jesus spoke of His ascension as an established fact, once to his disciples before his death and once to Mary Magdalene immediately after his resurrection

    "What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? (John 6:62 NASB)

    Jesus *said to her, "Mary!" She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher). Jesus *said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'" (John 20:16-17 NASB)

Witnessed by all the disciples He ascended from the Mount of Olives, near the village of Bethany

    And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:50-51 NASB)

Acts 1: 9-11 is even more specific.. telling us that while the apostles were gazing upwards after a cloud that had hidden Jesus from their site, an angel appeared and asked why they were looking into Heaven as Jesus would come back in just the same way as they saw Him go.

    And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." (Acts 1:9-11 NASB)

After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to many people over a period of forty days

    To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3 NASB)

Revelation 1:7 states that one His return every eye shall see him including those that pierced him - The Living And The Dead.

    behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. (Revelation 1:7 NASB)


4.) The Antichrist Is "Not A Man But An Energy"

Benjamin Creme posits that the antichrist is "not a man but an energy"

    The anti-Christ is not a man, as Christians believe, who will come out before the Christ, and could even be mistaken for the Christ. The idea comes from the Revelation of St. John: the beast, 666, is unchained for a time, and then chained down for a time and half a time. This refers to the release of the energy we call the anti-Christ. It is not a man but an energy, a destructive force which is deliberately released to break down the old order, the old civilization. It was released in John's own day, through the Emperor Nero, to bring about the end of the Roman dispensation, to prepare the way for Christendom. It was released again in our time through Hitler, a group of equally evil men around him in Nazi Germany, together with a group of militarists in Japan and a further group around Mussolini in Italy. These three groups, the Axis powers in the war from 1939 to 1945, embodied the energy we call the anti-Christ. That destructive force was released to prepare the way for the return of the Christ to the world now... [14]

The Bible disagrees:
What we know of the antichrist does NOT come solely from the 666 of Revelation but from several Scriptural verses, one of which clearly referring to the antichrist as "the man of lawlessness" adding that "he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Not an energy - a person. (See 2 Thessalonians 2:3-5. Just below)

    Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? (2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 NASB) 

    See The Antichrist

And The Name and Number of the Beast
 

5.) ... That Has Already Come and Gone
According to Benjamin Creme,

    The anti-Christ is behind us; it has been, it has done its destructive work, it has gone. Now it has to be "chained down for a time and half a time". This means sealed off to its own domain for the age of Aquarius — that is "the time" — and half the following age, the age of Capricorn, when it will be released again. [15 ]

The Bible Disagrees
One again I have to quote  Paul letter to the Thessalonians who fearing that they had missed the rapture caused Paul to describe the sequence of events explaining that certain events had to first take place.

    (3)  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,  (4) who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. (5) Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?  (6) And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. (7) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.  (8) Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8 NASB)

In other words, not only is the antichrist a man (the antitype of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, ruler of the Seleucid kingdom set up by one of Alexander's four generals) but the antichrist appearance on the scene had to be preceded by 1. the apostasy or falling away, and 2. the restrainer being taken out of the way.

While we cannot be completely sure who or what the restrainer is or when he will be taken away, the apostasy is already in full bloom which means the antichrist ("man of sin" or a "lawless one") isn't too far away. The next step will be the persecution of the church.
 


Maitreya's Future Coming.. Peace Or Chaos?

Peaceful?
Share International claims that he is already present in the world, but is preparing to make an open declaration of his presence in the near future. They claim that he has not come alone, but with a group of "wise Teachers who have long guided humanity from behind the scenes", and that "They are returning to the everyday world to help us solve our most critical global problems".

    At the earliest possible moment, Maitreya will reveal his true identity. Eventually, through a growing public response to his presence and ideas, he will be invited to speak to the entire world. On this Day of Declaration, Maitreya will be seen on television worldwide via linked satellite networks. He will mentally 'overshadow' all of humanity simultaneously and everyone (over the age of 14) will hear his words inwardly, telepathically, in their own language. Even those who are not watching Maitreya on television will have this experience. His energy of love will enter the hearts of all, galvanizing humanity to save the world. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of spontaneous healings will take place throughout the world. In this way we will know that Maitreya is truly the World Teacher for all humanity. [16]

In fact Creme says this day will be a reenactment of Pentecost.

    We will see his face, but he will not speak. His thoughts, his ideas, his call to humanity for justice, sharing, right relationships and peace, will take place silently, telepathically. Each of us will hear him inwardly in our own language. In this way, he will re-enact on a worldwide scale the true happenings of Pentecost 2,000 years ago... In celebration of this event, Pentecost will become one of the major festivals of the New World Religion which, eventually, Maitreya will inaugurate. [17]

    Several Masters of Wisdom will join Maitreya on the world stage each with a different function. "Some will teach, while others will be concerned more with world problems of a political & economic nature. Still others will inspire the new architecture, painting & music, while the attention of some will be directed to science & the inspiration of the new 'holistic' science, integrating science & religion". [18]

Destructive?
However while Creme and others portray this Maitreya as a peaceful world teacher there are some conflicting ideas. For example in an address at the Arcane School Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Alice Bailey suggested that the "Shamballa force" - the force from the invisible dimensions led by the Lord Maitreya will be "destructive." She also said it would eject unbelievers from the earth:

    "The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age. The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective ... inspiring new understanding of The Plan.. It is this force ... which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages. [19]

The Dalai Lama - What you see is not always what you get. Behind this smiling "Man of Peace" is a very sinister teaching. He believes in and teaches on the coming of the Maitreya, that some legends equate with Kalki, the doomsday avatar of Vishnu and which the Bible calls the antichrist..

Moreover, he has initiated thousands of people into the Kalachakra initiation, part of which is the Shambhala myth which prophecies and promotes, a "holy war" (Shambhala war) by Buddhists against non-Buddhists, in which "supremely ferocious warriors will throw down the barbarian hordes" and "eliminate" them. (Shri Kalachakra I. 163/165)

The original text describes the Buddhist war-methods as "merciless" and "cruel". See The Dalai Lama

The myth of Shambhala first appears in early Kalachakra Buddhist texts that according to some scholars stemmed from memories of an ancient kingdom that once existed in the area. The capital city is Kalapa and the rulers are from the Kalki Dynasty. According to the Kalachakra texts, the world will descend into darkness and chaos around the year 2400 CE, but the twenty-fifth Kalki king, the prophesied tenth and final incarnation of the god Vishnu, will emerge from Shambhala with a huge army to vanquish "enemies of the Dharma" and usher in a worldwide thousand-year Golden Age.

In other words it predicts a bloody war in which the 'barbarians' will be defeated. And who are these 'barbarians'? 

    The (Kalachakra) text explicitly names the"leaders"of the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) as opponents of Buddhism: "Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, the White-Clad one [Mani], Muhammad and Mathani [the Mahdi].” The Kalachakra Tantra describes them as "the family of the demonic snakes" (Shri Kalachakra I. 154).

    The Buddhist art of war in the Shambhala battles is obviously at odds with basic human rights, and is instead described in the original text as "merciless" and "cruel.” "The supremely ferocious [Buddhist] warriors will cast down the barbarian horde" and "eliminating" them "together with their followers.” (Shri Kalachakra I. 163/165). [20]

The Encyclopaedia Britannica adds a very telling detail (Emphasis Added)

    At the end of the present Kali yuga (age), when virtue and dharma have disappeared and the world is ruled by the unjust, Kalkin will appear to destroy the wicked and to usher in a new age. He will be seated on a white horse with a naked sword in his hand, blazing like a comet.  [21]

This is supported by the Bhagavata Purana (possibly composed between 750 and 1000 AD) considered to be the purest and greatest of all ancient Hindu texts. They foretell that the sword wielding Kalki riding a white horse, is the harbinger of the end time. He will usher in Satya Yuga (the era of truth, or the golden age).

    The ascetic prince, Lord Kalki, the Lord of the Universe, will mount His swift white horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings. [22]

The rider and his 'White Horse' is very familiar to Christians - However, the book of Revelation mentions TWO identically mounted riders with the result that many think John was referring to Christ both times'

THIS IS NOT THE CASE. The similarity begins and ends with the fact that both riders are astride similarly colored mounts.  The rider in Revelation 19:11 is Christ. The rider in Revelation 6:2 is none other than the Antichrist who is portrayed as riding a white horse simply because he seeks to take the place of Christ. For Details See

Who Are The Two Riders On White Horses?

The Rider on A White Horse (Scroll down slightly to 'The First Seal)
 

All of which should cause a logical person to question...


The True Identity of This 'World Teacher'
Compare what Alice B. Bailey wrote in Initiation: Human and Solar with what the Scriptures told us centuries earlier. (All Emphasis Added)

    'After the great descent of the spiritual Existences [the Masters] to the earth, the work they planned to do was systematised. Offices were apportioned, and the processes of evolution in all the departments of nature were brought under the conscious wise guidance of this initial Brotherhood. This Hierarchy of Brothers of Light still exists, and the work goes steadily on. They are all in physical existence, either in dense physical bodies, such as many of the Masters employ, or in etheric bodies, such as the more exalted helpers and the Lord of the World occupy... The central home of this Hierarchy is at Shambhala, a centre in the Gobi Desert, called in the ancient books the "White Island". It exists in etheric matter, and when the race of men on earth have developed etheric vision its location will be recognised and its reality admitted... Several of the Masters in physical bodies dwell in the Himalayan mountains, in a secluded spot called Shigatse, far from the ways of men, but the greater number are scattered all over the world, dwelling in different places in the various nations, unrecognised and unknown, yet forming each in His own place a focal point for the energy of the Lord of the World'. [23]

1. Alice Bailey does not tell us where the Masters were before they made their 'great descent to earth' however, the Biblical book of Revelation supplies the missing information, saying (At the very least one has to admit the very remarkable similarity between the two accounts)

    And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (Revelation 12:7-9 NASB)

2. Bailey wrote that the masters provide a 'focal point for the energy of the Lord of the World'. Paul called Satan "the god of this world"

    And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NASB)

    And Jesus referred to Satan as the 'ruler of this world'

    "Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. (John 12:31 NASB)

    "I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;  (John 14:30 NASB)

    and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.  (John 16:11 NASB)

3. Bailey also stated that the Hierarchy was based in Shambhala in the Gobi Desert, that exists in etheric matter. (Helena Blavatsky posited that the Masters or Mahatmas had transcended the physical plane and existed in the astral or ethereal plane that sits atop the material plane. It is a supernatural plane of existence).

Compare this with what the Bible tells us about Satan and his fallen angels operating from 'the air'. Furthermore, Paul says the fallen angels are 'spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places'

    in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 2:2 NASB)

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NASB)


Wayne Peterson
Some of the following is from Chapter Four of Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel
By Warren Smith.

Wayne Peterson is not exactly an unsophisticated country bumpkin. He was first a member of the Peace Corps and the American Diplomatic Service, then director of the U.S. Government's Fulbright Scholarship Program - a branch of the State Department that sends American students and teachers abroad and brings foreign students and teachers to the United States. He was "first director of the program's activities in Latin America, then became director of its activities in East Asia and the Pacific Islands". [24]

In February 1982 Peterson

    was relaxing in his Washington D.C. home looking for something to watch on TV. His interest was piqued when he noticed popular talk show host Merv Griffin holding up a book entitled The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom. Peterson, a former Peace Corps volunteer and veteran American diplomat, writes that his first thought was that the book had some "fundamentalist Christian message," but he questioned why Griffin would be "promoting" this religious group on his show. Fascinated, he stayed tuned as Griffin interviewed the book's author, British artist and esotericist Benjamin Creme.

During this discussion, Creme said that the one Christians call the Christ had re-appeared and was living in a major industrial city in the Western world. This time his name was Maitreya and he was bringing with him a large group of his disciples, highly advanced, spiritual men called the Masters of Wisdom. He said we could expect to hear more about Maitreya on local and international news programs very soon.

Maitreya's purpose, Creme indicated, was to help us realize our innate divinity through learning to live in right relationship as brothers and sisters of one great family. The first step was to establish sharing as the way to eliminate the poverty and starvation that caused millions around the world to die daily in the midst of plenty. Maitreya was emerging in time to help us save ourselves and the planet, and would make himself known to all in a televised 'Day of Declaration' soon to come.

As Peterson listened to Creme and heard about Maitreya, he recalled an incident from childhood. As a little boy in the midst of a life-threatening illness, he believed that he had been visited by "Mary," the mother of Jesus. So powerful was her presence that he expressed his desire to depart with her rather than stay in the world. In her successful effort to convince him to stay in the world with his family, Peterson states that she told him the following:

    I am going to tell you a secret that few now know. If you stay with your family, you will see the Christ because he will come to live with the people of the world. [25]

See Apparitions of The Virgin Mary

Convinced that Maitreya was the "Christ" that "Mary" had promised would come, Peterson ordered Creme's book. The following is an excerpt from Peterson book, Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings - his account of his personal involvement with Creme and Maitreya — what he experienced and what he was told.

As I read Creme's book, I learned more about the Christ, or World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya. He is the one awaited by all the major religions albeit unknown to them. The Christians wait for the return of  the Christ, Buddhists for the next Buddha, Muslims for the Imam Mahdi, Hindus for a reincarnation of Krishna, and the Jews for the Messiah. These are all different names for one individual, Maitreya, who is here not as a religious leader but as a teacher for all humanity. [26]

He also said that within weeks of seeing Creme on Merv Griffin and reading his book, Creme actually came to Washington, D.C. Peterson was able to meet with him and other followers of Maitreya and participate in a special "Transmission Meditation." Also that that he had several dramatic personal encounters with Maitreya experiencing Maitreya's extremely powerful spiritual energy. In describing one of those encounters Peterson he wrote

    As we stood there with spiritual energy flowing freely, I told Maitreya that, if people could experience this energy, they would discard all their earthly notions of 'paradise.' He laughed and agreed this was a unique experience and that indeed, the human mind could not comprehend paradise. [27]

See What and Where is Heaven?

Peterson also mentioned that "many" of his "colleagues in government and diplomatic circles"...

    had had similar experiences and had also been contacted by members of a group of extraordinary beings, who might be called the elder brothers of humanity, custodians of the Divine Plan for our evolution. World leaders who are household names have privately confirmed their knowledge of and cooperation with this unfolding plan. [28 ]


No Proof Or Evidence Asked For, And None Received.
For the simple reason that Satan can and does come disguised as an angel of light, centuries ago the Bible warned us not to have any truck with the spirit world, regardless of how benevolent it may appear to be ...

So what do we do?

Lay out the red carpet of course.

Why, the Bible is just a handful of old dusty pages that belong in the realm of myth and imagination with little or no relevance to our lives. It is so out of touch with the modern world that it certainly cannot understand modern problems - much less the modern psyche.

But us?

We believe ourselves to be altogether too smart to fall for any form of subterfuge or duplicity. We are after all, on the cutting edge of a new world - boldly going where no man has gone before. We are well equipped to fine tune our spirituality and raise the global consciousness of the planet. After all, we have been taught by ectoplasmic apparitions that show up on our doorstep one fine day, asking that we write a book (or two or three) for the uplifting of humanity. What a noble task we have been entrusted with (tongue firmly in cheek).

Certainly in the west, other than the information provided in the Scriptures, little was known about this so called 'great world leader' before people like Alice Bailey were approached by spooks that spouted great torrents of gobbledygook that passed itself off as "ancient wisdom". I repeat...

No Proof Or Evidence Asked For, And None Received.

These spirit guides believed to be "Ascended Masters", the "Masters of Wisdom, the "Hierarchy of Light" etc. have indulged in philosophical exchanges, or communicated their messages, which have been duly written down by their compliant minions, and then presented to the world as "truth". This done without one ounce of evidence that the spirit guide was who he claimed to be, or that his message could, in any way, be trusted.

It is accepted that these spirits are who they claim to be, and that the particulars they provide are unreservedly true. They speak... and human beings fall over like ninepins, rushing to embrace whatever "wisdom" is being put forth. Why bother with little things like credentials? Why bother to entertain the possibility that this wraith might actually be lying? He calls himself Jesus, Maitreya, Seth, or Djwhal Khul so, by golly! that is who he must be.

All of which goes to show that these even highly educated people (the "intellectual elite" if you will) can be so easily betaken in by two-faced duplicitous spiritual beings who under the pretense of benevolence and kind-heartedness are evil malevolent creatures that seek only to destroy. Apparently intelligence and ability seem to not necessarily go hand in hand with common sense.

Benjamin Creme says he leaves it "to a study of the quality of the Messages themselves to convince or otherwise". [29]

Someone tell me he was joking!

There is no "quality" in these messages, leave along one single bit of evidence that they are true. For example, why haven't these 'Masters of Wisdom" made a single definite prophecy that has actually been fulfilled? Wouldn't fulfilled prophecy be one of the best ways to establish the authenticity and validity of the claims made... that the speaker can indeed tell us what is going to happen?

They haven't done so simply because they are not omnipotent and cannot see the future. Only God can do that. So they have sought to cover the duplicity of their claims with streams of elaborate, even tortuous blather. But then, there may be a method to their madness. It certainly seems that the more convoluted the language, the more people go Ooh! And Ah!, The more enigmatic (read ridiculous) the principle, the more impressed they are with the 'wisdom' of the speaker. Seemingly all a person has to do is come up with a lot of profound sounding statements and thousands, who have checked their brains in at the door, will follow them anywhere.

See God And His Bible
Many, if not most, non-Christians assume that Christianity is a "blind faith"... that Christians ignore reality and have unquestioning loyalty to an absolute belief system without proof or evidence. In fact, that they believe contrary to all evidence and facts.  Much to the contrary, the Christian faith is a commitment based on evidence. The Judeo-Christian faith consistently stresses the importance of truth and makes appeal to evidence to support it's truth claims. In fact, it is actually quite remarkable as to how many times, God, Jesus, and the prophets of both the Old and New Testaments, appealed to facts to support what they said and taught. This evidence includes its humanly impossible authorship, fulfilled prophecy, and its archaeological and scientific accuracy... none of which are seen in the books of other religions like the Quran, the Bhagavad-Gita, the writings of Confucius, or the Book of Mormon.

Maitreya and his cohorts have provided NONE


And look what happened when someone asked for 'proof'

Wayne Peterson and The Falling Tree
Peterson tells a rather disturbing story of crossing Fourth Street in DC at ten am one morning with, unusually, no traffic in either direction.

Halfway across the street he began to experience pain and his feet would no longer move. He even attempted to life a leg with his hands - to no avail. He closed his eyes then suddenly heard what sounded like thunder and the sound of wind and felt the earth shake beneath him. At which all the pain was instantly gone and he opened his eyes to find himself buried in a tangle of tree limbs that completely surrounded him. It was the splitting of the tree that sounded like thunder and the falling branches that sounded like the wind.

Amazingly he was not injured (Had he been even a foot further or six inches to the right, he would have been killed by a huge limb) but as he climbed out he heard a loud voice in his head that said "Please do not ask again for proof of my physical existence"

Peterson writes that he immediately knew "the Masters had chosen this rather dramatic way to answer my request for proof of out meeting in Honolulu". And that it was very "inappropriate" of him to have asked the Master for physical proof of their contact with him.

    "if we want to work with them, we have to accept the fact that they will contact us at their convenience, not ours, and on their terms". [30]

It seems to have escaped Wayne Peterson that all this incident proved is that these so called "masters" can knock over trees to say nothing of being arrogant and dictatorial.


End Notes
[01] Share International. Who was Benjamin Creme? https://share-international.org/for-news-media/who-was-benjamin-creme/

[02] https://uk.share-international.org/images/BCreme_TransmissionAMeditationForTheNewAge_5thEdition_June2006.pdf . PG 20.

[03] Encyclopaedia Britannica. Maitreya. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Maitreya-Buddhism

[04] The Secret Doctrine. Edition 3. Published 1893. Page 474

[05] Share International. The Ageless Wisdom Teaching. https://share-international.org/in-depth/ageless-wisdom-teaching/

[06] Share International.  Maitreya the World Teacher. https://share-international.org/in-depth/maitreya/

[07] Alice Bailey. The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy. Section Four - Stages In The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy - Part 1 https://www.lucistrust.org/online_books/the_externalisation_the_hierarchy_obook/section_four_stages_in_the_externalisation_the_hierarchy_part1

[08] Lucis Trust. Alice Bailey. The Christ. https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/the_christ

[09] Lucis Trust. The Christ. https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/the_christ

[10] https://share-international.org/in-depth/questions-and-answers/?wpv_view_count=8876&wpv-subject=0&wpv_post_search
=servers&wpv_filter_submit=Search

[11] Benjamin Creme. The Ageless Wisdom Teaching.
https://rsrc.share-international.org/docs/BCreme_TheAgelessWisdomTeaching_2017.pdf.  Pg. 43-44

[12] Benjamin Creme. The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom. Share International Foundation;
2nd Updated edition (June 1, 2007) Pg.79

[13] The antichrist, Satan, Lucifer, and the devil.
http://wondercafe.altervista.org/www.wondercafe.ca/discussion/religion-and-faith/antichrist-satan-lucifer-and-devil4658.html?page=2

[14] Benjamin Creme. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Creme

[15] Benjamin Creme. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Creme

[16] Share International. Maitreya’s emergence https://share-international.org/in-depth/maitreya/emergence/

[17] William Frederick. The Man of Sin. http://thecomingepiphany.com/BookArticles/manofsin.htm

[18] The Messianic Evangelicals. An Anti Christ - Maitreya.
https://www.nccg.org/ning/groups/prophecy_end_times/an-anti-christ-maitreya.htm

[19] Alice Bailey, The Externalizing the Mysteries, pt. 1 p.171

[20] Victor & Victoria Trimondi . Critical Forum for the Investigation of the Kalachakra Tantra and the Shambhala Myth.
https://adishakti.org/_/critical_forum_for_the_investigation_of_the_kalachakra_tantra_and_the_shambhala_myth.htm

[21] Kalkin. Hindu god. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hinduism

[22] Dashavatara the 10 incarnations of Vishnu – Part X : Kalki Avatar. Bhagava ta Purana, 12.2.19-20.
https://www.hindufaqs.com/dashavatara-10-incarnations-vishnu-part-x-kalki-avatar/

[23] Alice B. Bailey, Initiation: Human and Solar (Lucis Press, 1922) pp.32-33.

[24] Peter Carlson. A Former Bureaucrat's Prophet Statement. The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2001/08/21/a-former-bureaucrats-prophet-statement/1600c4b3-6bf8-4556-ac14-54a82db3ad8a/

[25] Wayne S. Peterson. Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings: Experiences of an American Diplomat with Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom. Hampton Roads Publishing; 52983rd edition (March 1, 2003) Pg. 3.

[26] ibid. Pg. 34

[27] ibid. Pg. 9

[28] ibid. Preface

[29] Benjamin Creme. The Reappearance Of The Christ and the Masters of Wisdom.
https://archive.org/stream/The_Reappearance_Of_The_Christ_Benjamin_Creme/The%20Reappearance%20of%20the%20Christ%20-%20Benjamin%20Creme_djvu.txt

[30] Wayne S. Peterson. Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings: Experiences of an American Diplomat with Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom. Hampton Roads Publishing; 52983rd edition (March 1, 2003)  Pgs. 66-69.

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