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The "Coming" Messiah or Lord Maitreya or World Teacher


"Far from our thoughts may it ever be to erect a new hierarchy for the future oppression of a priest-ridden world." (Mahatma Letters, p. 407, #87)

"And now, when so many of your sisters have died; and others still are dying, while the few of the old survivors, now in their second infancy, wait but for their Messiah - the sixth race - to resurrect to a new life and start anew with the coming stronger along the path of a new cycle..." (Mahatma Letters, p. 150, #238)

"MAITREYA is the secret name of the Fifth Buddha, and the Kalki Avatar of the Brahmins - the last MESSIAH who will come at the culmination of the Great Cycle." (Secret Doctrine I, p. 384)

"He will appear as Maitreya Buddha, the last of the Avatars and Buddhas, in the seventh Race. Only it is not in the Kali yug, our present terrifically materialistic age of Darkness, the 'Black Age,' that a new Saviour of Humanity can ever appear." (Secret Doctrine I, p. 470)  [7]

"No Master of Wisdom from the East will himself appear or send anyone to Europe or America... until the year 1975." (Blavatsky Collected Writings XII, p. 492)


"There is slowly growing up in Europe, silently but steadily, with its strongest centre perhaps in Holland, but with its members scattered in other European Countries, the little known movement called the Old Catholic with the ancient ritual, with unchallenged Orders, yet holding itself aloof from the Papal Obediance. This is a living Christian Church which will grow and multiply as the years go on, and which has a great future before it small as it yet is . It is likely to become the future Church of Christendom twhen He comes.'" (Annie Besant, The Theosophist, Editorial, October, 1916)

"The great purpose of this drawing together is to prepare the way for the coming of the new Messiah, or, as we should say in Theosophical circles, the next advent of the Lord Maitreya, as a great spiritual teacher, bringing a new religion. The time is rapidly approaching when this shall be launched - a teaching which shall unify the other religions, and compared with them shall stand upon a broader basis and keep its purity longer." (C. W. Leadbeater, The Inner Life I, p. 114)

"And now I have to give to you, by command of the King, I have to give you His message, and some of the messages of the Lord Maitreya and His great Brothers . . . so that what I am saying, as to matter of announcement, is definitely at the command of the King who I serve ... our hope is . . . that very many from the Theosophical and Star organizations, and the growing Co-Masonry and the great fellowship of teachers may recognize their Lord when He comes , so that we may keep Him with us for many years, and not make his own world impossible for Him save in seclusion as was done on His last coming."  (Annie Besant, The Theosophist, November, 1925, pp. 150, 160)

"As to the approaching advent of the Christ and the work which He has to do, you cannot do better than read Mrs. Besant's book on The Changing World. The time of His advent is not far distant, and the very body which He will take is even already born among us."  (C. W. Leadbeater, The Inner Life I, p. 16)