He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions.
Christians know Him as the Christ, and
expect His imminent return. Jews await Him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of
Krishna; Buddhists expect Him as Maitreya
Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or
names may be different, but many believe they all refer to the same
individual: the World Teacher, whose name is
Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher, Maitreya
has not come as a religious leader, or to found a new religion, but
as a teacher and guide for people of every religion and those of no
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.
A Gradual Emergence
In recent years, information
about Maitreya’s emergence has come primarily
from Benjamin Creme, a British artist and author who
has been speaking and writing about this event since 1974.
appears, 'out of the blue', to people everywhere --
always in a form that inspires recognition. In this way he
seeks to prepare us for his public emergence, and to
communicate his teachings and priorities for a just world.
such appearance was on 11 June 1988, in Nairobi, Kenya to
6,000 people who saw him as Jesus Christ.
According to Creme, Maitreya descended
in July 1977 from His ancient retreat in the Himalayas and
took up residence in the Indian-Pakistani community of
London. He has been living and working there, seemingly as
an ordinary man, His true status known to relatively
few. He has been emerging gradually into full public view so
as not to infringe humanity’s free will.
As a modern man concerned with today’s problems,
Maitreya has worked on many levels since 1977 to
prepare humanity for His outward presence.
From behind the scenes, the outpouring of His
extraordinary energy has been the stimulus for dramatic
changes on many fronts, including the fall of communism in
the Soviet Union, the collapse of apartheid in
South Africa, the rapprochement between East
and West, the growing power of the people’s voice, and a
worldwide focus on preserving the environment.
Outwardly, He has met
with groups of journalists and influential leaders from all
fields, informing them of His solutions to today’s most
pressing problems and of the role they might play in the
Since 1988 Maitreya has appeared
miraculously throughout the world, mainly to orthodox
religious groups, presenting in the simplest terms the great
spiritual laws governing our lives. And, through steadily
increasing signs and spiritual manifestations, now widely
reported in the media, He has touched the hearts of
millions, preparing them for His imminent appearance.
Day of Declaration
At the earliest possible moment, Maitreya will
demonstrate His true identity. On the Day of Declaration,
the international television networks will be linked together, and
Maitreya will be invited to speak to the world.
We will see His face on television, but each of us will hear
His words telepathically in our own language as Maitreya simultaneously impresses the minds of all humanity.
Even those who are not watching Him on television will have this
At the same time, hundreds of thousands of spontaneous healings will
take place throughout the world. In this way we will know that this
man is truly the World Teacher for all humanity.