LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ --

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For over 30 years author, lecturer and artist Benjamin Creme has been preparing the way for the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher.

On 12 December 2008 Share International distributed a news release announcing that in the very near future a large, bright Star would appear in the sky visible throughout the world, night and day. The Star heralds the imminent emergence of Maitreya, who will be giving His first interview on a major US television programme very soon. Since January 2009 hundreds of sightings of the Star have been reported worldwide. Videos of the Star posted on YouTube are creating much debate and Share International is receiving more and more photographs showing the Star in a variety of stunning colours and shapes.

In his latest article, Benjamin Creme's Master reiterates the significance of the Star and seeks to stimulate public discussion about its meaning and purpose.

The restoration of the world

From almost every point of view the situation facing men everywhere grows daily more painful. The economic chaos resulting from years of unlicensed greed and heartless competition lays waste the honest toil and aspiration of countless millions. On the whole, the men of money go blithely on, their treasure intact, while men and women in every country face joblessness, poverty and fear. More accurate readings of climatic changes show men how close this planet is to irreversible calamity, and alarm bells sound loudly on many political fronts, raising to new levels the factor of stress.

How much more of this tension can humanity bear? For how long will men accept, mildly, their fate? Desperate men do desperate deeds and already in their minds, if not yet in their actions, many contemplate revolution.

Behind the scenes, Maitreya watches carefully these happenings, and gives succour wherever the Law allows. He waits, patiently, for the build-up of response to the sign of His Emergence, the star-like luminary of brilliant power on which many now gaze in wonder and even love.

What is desired is some measure of public debate about the significance or meaning of the Star, thus signifying the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher. The greater and more public the discussion, the greater does it prepare the way for Maitreya's entry. Soon there will be no gainsaying. Very soon, Venus will move beyond the sight of men and so leave the platform of the heavens open to the Star. Then there will be no doubt that the Star is there for all to see.

If sufficient discussion can be fostered on the various media and internet, it will not be long until men see and hear Maitreya speak. He will not be so called, that men can judge His ideas rather than His status.

As the economic crisis deepens, a singular reaction is appearing in many countries: alongside the fear, bravado and growing despair is a new understanding of the reasons for the crash - the greed and competitive spirit at the centre of our systems and, therefore, the need for sharing. Of themselves, many are awakening to this basic truth and see sharing as the answer to injustice and war. Thus are many ready for Maitreya's Call. This realization will grow as the crisis bites deeper and deeper into the shaky fabric of the outworn forms and structures that no longer work, can never be made to work for long.

When Maitreya speaks, He will show that this is so, that the world is ready for the adoption of new and better forms, based on the true needs of the peoples everywhere. His is the task to focus and strengthen this growing realization of the oneness and unity of men, of their mutual dependence and awakening divinity. Thus will Maitreya and humanity work together for the restoration of this world.

See attached photograph showing the Star from various countries. For more photographs and eye-witness reports visit

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Benjamin Creme lecture 'The Emergence of Maitreya the World Teacher' Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 Thursday 23 April, 7 to 9.30pm, admission free Share International, PO Box 3677, London NW5 1RU tel: +44(0)207-482-1113

Contact: Benjamin Crème, +44(0)207-482-1113

Contact: Benjamin Crème, +44(0)207-482-1113