Benjamin Creme of shareintl.org, made an eloquent appearance on Tuesday night's show, speaking of the "incredibly evolved master" known as Maitreya. He described him as a being who is literally millions of years old, and who has for the first time in history come himself to our physical world. Creme, who is 80 years old, says that in the past Maitreya "overshadowed" the consciousness of such great figures as Jesus and Buddha.
"They are ignorant, misinformed, and afraid," Creme said of those who claim that Maitreya is the Antichrist. "They have never experienced his love and his humanity," he continued. According to Creme, Maitreya is waiting to make himself known at the proper time, which he believes may be when the developed world has a major economic collapse. It's "the only thing that will bring humanity face to face with reality ... a burst in their economic security," Creme said.It is the giant gap between the haves and have nots that urgently needs to be redressed in our world, Creme pointed out. This total lack of balance he states causes the "inability to see the world as one."
"I was filled with the love of all the world, tears rolled down my cheek," Creme said of his first telepathic encounter with Maitreya. He described being "inside a great sphere of white light," where on the right side was an amalgamation of past events, the left side the future. And he heard Maitreya's voice saying, "I myself am coming, and you'll have a role to play if you accept it."
Benjamin Creme, tonight's guest, first began presenting messages from Maitreya, the "World Teacher," in public forums in 1977. He says that Maitreya had spent the last 2,000 years in a "body of light" at a retreat in the Himalayas, but has now resurrected in a physical form that he "self-created" and that he lives and works in London. Many of Maitreya's messages are based around the idea of sharing and global cooperation.
According to Creme, Maitreya has the ability to appear and disappear at will, and has in fact materialized in gatherings around the world, where he takes on the form of a Messianic figure recognizable to that culture. Most notable was his appearance in Nairobi, Kenya in 1988 where he was said to be identified as "the Christ" in front of 6,000 people. There has been speculation, particularly among certain guests on Coast that Maitreya is actually the Antichrist. In fact, Kathleen Keating said he appeared suddenly in her backyard wearing a pony tail and an Armani suit. Creme believes the Antichrist is an energy rather than a person, and that it has already come and gone in the form of Hitler and his associates.
One of the most startling claims about Maitreya concerns what has been called "The Day of Declaration." According to Creme's affiliated website, shareintl.org,"Maitreya will be invited to speak to the entire world via the linked television satellite networks...We will see his face on television, but he will not actually speak. Instead, each of us will hear his words telepathically in our own language as he simultaneously impresses the minds of all humanity. 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."