Sharing

Sharing the world’s resources – a compilation

We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ‘Sharing the World’s Resources’ from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.  These quotations first appeared in the July/August 2011 edition of Share International magazine and have been reproduced with kind permission.
♦  It is Maitreya’s task to remind men of their heroic destiny, and to persuade them that the act of sharing will engender the trust they seek. He will show that sharing is no longer an option, a choice, but the inevitable consequence of their realization that humanity is One. Thus will Maitreya and His Group guide humanity away from the abyss which, many believe, threatens to engulf it. And thus, too, will He set men firmly on the course to realize their divine destiny. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The creation of trust’)
♦  What is required is a reassessment of who and what we are in our relationship to each other. Maitreya says the first step we have to take to address these problems is to see ourselves as one, brothers and sisters of one humanity. We have to get that sense of globality, that we are one people, one group – and therefore the food, raw materials, energy, scientific know-how and educational facilities of the world belong to everyone. These resources are given so that all people may evolve correctly according to the Plan which underlies our evolutionary process. As a result, we must share these resources more equitably. When we share, Maitreya says, we will create justice in the world, and when we create justice, and only then, will we have peace. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
♦  Sharing is the key of keys. Through sharing men will come to know the meaning of God’s love. Without sharing there can be no future for man, for the time has come to manifest God’s love – or die. Sharing provides the answer to all man’s problems and a sure entry into the New Age. Through sharing, peace will prevail. Through sharing, justice will be won. Through sharing and co-operation, brotherhood will flourish, and a new and glorious future open for man. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The future’)
♦   If we would evolve, develop as a race, we must realize our oneness, realize that we are brothers and sisters of one family, under the one Divine Source, and identical with that Source. What happens in a normal family? They share whatever they have. A mother will not feed one child better than another, give one child 17 per cent and another 83 per cent of the food. We have to realize that we are one family, and therefore must share the resources of the world more equitably around the world. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
♦  Wherever you lookthroughout the world, the response to My Message can be seen. The principle of Sharing, basic to men’s lives, engages the minds of the leaders. A growing group of such awakened men sound the keynote of the New Time. Thus gladly do I see the response to My work.
My friends, you too can manifest Sharing in your lives; by all means should this divine principle govern. Teach Sharing to your children, to the little ones, and enable them to cultivate the Good. My task is to enlighten all men; to change ignorance into true knowledge and faith; to teach men that behind all that they see stands the One Reality, and thus to take them to God. (Maitreya, from Message No.127)
♦   From time to time, I have spoken of the need to inculcate the spirit of sharing whereby the world’s resources can be more equitably distributed. This would lead to a reduction of tension and of incalculable human suffering. It would also bring about a revitalization of the life and of the economies of the already developed nations. The life-blood of the planet must circulate. The stagnant economies of the richer nations can only be galvanized into motion through the recognition that the poorer nations, too, have a right to live and to enjoy a reasonable standard of life. Only sharing can make this so.
Daily, the evidence mounts to show men that the world is One, that humanity is an organism whose well-being depends on the health of every part, and that to ignore the signs of danger and of disease is no longer possible or wise. Many now see this and call for justice but only the cry of awakened humanity will suffice to shift the Powers from their positions of greed. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The future beckons’)
♦  There is a wonderful statementby the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca about the ending of hunger:
“The day that hunger is eradicated from the Earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world on the day of that great revolution.”
That may seem a very ambitious statement, but it is a recognition, I believe, that the eradication of hunger in a world of plenty is humanity’s first step into its divinity because it is the first step into right relationship of man to man. As soon as we recognize that we are One and begin to share the resources of the world among all peoples, we take the first step into becoming gods. Therein lies the essential spirituality of the new economic structures, which must be based on sharing because they must be based on man’s divinity. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume One)
♦  So great are the tensions inherent in the vast differences in economic power wielded by the various nations that true stability is impossible to achieve. This being so, it is only a question of time before the whole shaky edifice collapses ignominiously.
This will be the signal and the opportunity for a complete reappraisal of the economic priorities of the world. The needs of all peoples are the same: adequate food, housing, education and healthcare are the essential requirements without which men cannot reach, nor render to society, their full potential. Millions, today, are denied these basic rights.
When Maitreya emerges, His first priority will be to address this fundamental problem, to show how simple it is to change the status quo when men see themselves as brothers. He will advocate, as a matter of urgency, the sharing of the necessities of life more equitably as the prerequisite for a stable world society. Thus will He draw the peoples together and commit them to transformation. When men see the need, and recognize the possibilities thus revealed, they will gladly adhere to Maitreya’s recommendations and implement the needed changes. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Inclusiveness the key’)
♦   My task will be to show you how to live together peacefully as brothers. This is simpler than you imagine, My friends, for it requires only the acceptance of Sharing. Sharing, indeed, is divine. It underlies all progress for man. By its means, My brothers and sisters, you can come into correct relationship with God; and this, My friends, underlies your lives. When you share, you recognise God in your brother. This is a truth, simple, but until now difficult for man to grasp. The time has come to evidence this truth. (Maitreya, from Message No.82)

 

Only SHARING will bring JUSTICE and PEACE