Syria Peace Project
To the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad,
March, 2nd 2014
More than 2200 years ago, the King Ashoka of the ancient India sent Buddhist peace missions to several countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. One of these missions arrived at Syria, where it prospered for 300 years, to later play a fundamental role in the development of the early Christianity. Currently, Buddhist spirituality is starting to exert a similar spiritual leadership, by guiding to the peoples towards Self-Determination and Liberty. This so singular task is being conducted by the Maitriyana movement, which I have the pleasure and responsibility of leading.
Global interdependence is a frame of reference that clearly will lead the humanity towards a new kind of civilization, where the peoples will reach peace, equity, knowledge and the ecological harmony. It is really possible to create a more fraternal world than the capitalist civilization; but it is fundamental to have an absolute Commitment to the libertarian struggle against war, famine, ignorance and pollution. Sadly, the presidents of countries do not have this Supreme Purpose in their economic agendas, so that they neglect and ignore the search for happiness of people.
However, the world will survive the inevitable fall of the materialistic civilization if it offers a decent Pathway which all human beings from Earth can live with welfare. As long as the governments continue to invest in weapons, while there are people dying of hunger, while there is illiteracy and while there is pollution, the Maitriyana movement will be a critical force against the ills of the world.
Only Spirituality can save the world. This is one of the Maitriyana commandments, since our movement indicates the Way Towards the Reconciliation of divisions that torment the nations. The wounds of the oppression can only close with the most powerful Force of the Universe: Compassion. If a country opens its heart to the Wisdom of Spiritual Love it can become a world power.
Buddhist Spirituality has allowed that tyrannical kings and serial-murderers, such as Ashoka and Angulimala, become fair, full of peace, and kind people. Thereby, even if it were true that you have committed crimes of genocide, such as the powerful countries are accusing to the Syria government, you still have the opportunity to change and guide your people towards Salvation: it is not too late. We are here to help in this task. For that reason, when USA has attempted to initiate a war against your country, we have intervened to prevent this from happening, which has cost us to suffer political and economical persecution about this fact.
Greed, hatred and ignorance are unconscious mechanisms which repress the development of the upcoming dharmic civilization. The problem of the world is not the suffering, sickness and death, because this is something inevitable. The real challenge lies in living with Liberty and Peace, and a government does not need to be an economical or an armamentistic power to provide to its nation with such values. What it is necessary is to have a Spiritual Commitment in order to follow the practical Wisdom of the great Awakened Beings. This is the Path towards Development, Peace, Salvation and the Evolution of humanity.
Although the governments with the most powerful economies lack the global harmony as its main Purpose, I believe if Syria undertakes the Way of Peace it can get to become an example for all the humanity. The solution to the conflict will not come from any war, but from a spiritual conversion to pacifism. An example of this may be the elimination of the armed forces, and the corresponding redistribution of those costs towards Health, Education and the Security of people. This is how a wise leader governs: with an ethical rectitude. Your people do not need armies; they need brotherhood, love and goodness in order to overcome the dramatic situations that they are suffering.
As a spiritual master, my dedication to peace is absolute, and I humbly hope that the political leaders of the world begin to listen to those who can provide harmony and wisdom. Please remember that there are no military solutions. But resolving the conflict involves finding a peaceful solution that comes from the courage and gallantry which very few human beings possess. Governments must have the duty to seek the welfare of the people, both inside and outside the country. Therefore, without a dialogue with the neighboring countries this will be impossible.
Concordantly, the Maitriyana formally presents a “Project of Peace for the Syria of Future.” The general principles of this project are the dialogue of Peace and the Reconciliation (Maitri) in order to resolve the division and defend the integrity of your nation.
- In the Syria of Future there must be place for all human beings, respecting their economic status, ethnicity and their type of religion.
- In the Syria of the Future all group from Syria, whether majority or minority, must be involved in the refoundation of a new Constitution which is at the Vanguard of the defense of human rights.
- In the Syria of the Future there shall not be linkages with extremist groups that promote violence, so that every governing must be against from both terrorism and the State oppression.
- In the Syria of Future there should be a large presence of embassies of the bordering countries in order that they perform humanitarian aid and they simultaneously check that there is not violations of Human Rights. This cooperation will enable a speedy reconstruction of the country. At the same time, Syria should maintain strong relationships with humanitarian organizations from around the world with the aim of raising funds to alleviate poverty and other ills.
- In the Syria of Future there should be no army, but a citizen defense force, by redistributing the military expenditures towards Education and Health.
- In the Syria of Future there should be no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.
- In the Syria of Future the guidance of great masters and thinkers will be requested in order to maintain an exemplary rectitude before the world, by organizing a period of reconstruction and growth of society.
This “Project of Peace for the Syria of Future” is a spiritual intervention that Maitriyana performs in order to put an end to the violence. It is not about a Utopia, but a plan that can be applied in the here and now, only needing courage and bravery to do it. Peace must be a value promoted by the international community. That is why we can not remain passive before the violations of human rights. Buddhist Spirituality -along with Christianity- is at the forefront of the humanitarian aid at a global level, so that Syria will have our solidarity and cooperation. Only the pursuit of global political interests, such as peace, social justice, education and ecology, can put an end to the conflict. Maitriyana fully respects the Liberty and Self-determination of the people of Syria, by understanding these values as essentially spiritual, and not as an aversive positioning against the help and the foreign intervention. In an essentially interconnected world the difference between what is local and foreign is actually an illusion. Thus, the problem that Syria suffers it is a problem for all the humanity, and vice versa. However, Maitriyana coincides that it should be suspected of the legitimacy of the UN, whose behavior has always gone against the ethical rectitude.
Mr. President, I beg you to use the wisdom of Maitriyana whose libertarian thought is one of the most important spiritual contributions of history. Personally, I do not use the prayer, but I am constantly meditating on how I can help in constructing a better world. Hopefully, Syria can receive to a Buddhist delegation of Peace as it did 2200 years ago. I take this opportunity to make the comment that today our humble Temple has gathered to meditate and to send our spiritual energy towards the dear people of Syria.
Always with a spirit of Reconciliation,
Master Maitreya Buddha
Spiritual Leader of the International Association of Maitriyana & Maitriyana Temple of New Delhi & Shangri-La Buddhist Temple
India Peace Project 2014
To the President of India, June 17, 2014,
More than 2200 years ago, an ancient spiritual master from India revolutionized the world with his message of Spiritual Love, equality and fraternity. But nowadays it seems that his message of peace still has not been propagated throughout India, where rapes and murders of girls and women are frequently occurring. But what is most worrying is that behind these events, there is something macabre, which is the discrimination against a people that is considered untouchable and who suffers the worst kind of oppression. In this way, it is time for India to return to be inspired by spiritual leadership very similar to that Siddhartha Gautama performed. The Maitriyana Spirituality has such Purpose (Dharma). But for this to happen, the government of India should contribute in generating a climate of Self-determination and Liberty, without interfering with the creative and evolutionary flow of the people. Spirituality is the framework which will lead India towards a pacifist, just, cultured and ecological new civilization.
It is possible to solve the social problem which India is suffering, but it is imperative that the Indian government has a fundamental will to struggle against discrimination and the caste system. Although the Constitution of India is against this unjust system, events which should not happen still remain happening. This means that everything has been done before is not sufficient, being necessary to continue taking revolutionary measures for the welfare of all persons, which is definitely the only thing that can ensure the survival of humanity.
While governments continue to allow the existence of the caste system there will still be oppression, alienation, violation and exploitation of certain populations, which deserve that their basic human rights be respected. The Maitriyana Spirituality is a countercultural force that will not endorse the presence of the class system, which is one of the major ills of the world. In fact, Maitriyana is a Way of Reconciliation that overcomes all sorts of division, so that the caste system is a fundamental contradiction from our wise and compassionate viewpoint. India shall not be a world power if it cannot assume these spiritual values that are contrary to segregation. King Ashoka perfectly understood this and he converted India into a peaceful, just, cultured and ecological kingdom. In this way, it is entirely feasible to eliminate the caste system, which is a crime against humanity. India can make changes, but it needs the help from its government as well as the selfless guidance of Buddhist Spirituality, such as it happened more than two thousand years ago. Therefore, Maitriyana presents a Peace Project for the India of Future, in order to help Indian people to achieve this difficult task representing Equality and Liberty, by overcoming the mind poisons which are greed, hatred and unconsciousness.
The development of the coming dharmic civilization implies that the India of the Future should not want being an economic power or a weapons power, but a spiritual potency, that is to say, a country that is super-developed by the values of peace.
The great nation of India has historically followed the wisdom practice of the great Awakened Beings (Buddhas), so that the Maitriyana is not just a movement with utopian ideas: we are showing how to achieve Peace, harmony and the Evolution of humanity in the here and now. This is our main Purpose (Dharma): the Salvation of the world. If India returns to listen to the teachings of the spiritual masters it will be able to return to be an ethical example for all peoples. The solution to the castes problem does not come from any economic development, but from a spiritual conversion of society. If India does not achieve peace within its own frontier, then it will be impossible to achieve peace with the neighbouring people of Pakistan, implying that if there is no spiritual transformation of society, it is highly likely that India and Pakistan will enter the nuclear war. Thus, we beg the government of India that it leads its people with wisdom and not with bureaucracy. The people of India need ethical righteousness and not only the creation of jobs.
The Buddhist Spirituality, since 2600 years ago, is the embodiment of brotherhood and goodness in the world, showing that it is possible to overcome any dramatic situation through the power of compassionate Love and the equanimous Wisdom. The Maitriyana continues with this dedication towards World Peace, humbly hoping that the world ceases to be a place where no one listens. But solving the huge problem of the caste system implies that politicians develop courage and bravery, assuming the supreme duty to seek the true welfare of the whole people. That is why, without a dialogue with spiritual masters, this will be impossible.
Concordantly, the Maitriyana formally presents a Peace Project for the Future of India. The general principle of this Peace Project is the spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri) which aims to fade the caste system and defend the fulfilment of human rights, both in relation to their own people and to the link with the neighbouring peoples. Below there are listed a number of conditions that the Maitriyana recommends:
- In India of Future, the caste system should be completely prohibited, respecting all human beings regardless of their economic or cultural level, or their type of religion.
- In India of the Future, it must be accomplished what is stated in the Constitution, but at the same time it should be considered that the caste system is a crime of treason against the welfare of the nation of India.
- In India of the Future, those individuals who have a history of racism or discrimination towards any caste, they will not be able to be part of organisms of public good such as police, the army, the government and other public facilities. The only possibility is by performing a spiritual rehabilitation process under the guidance of a spiritual master.
- In India of the Future, there should be a supervision of international organisms analysing if there are still violations of Human Rights.
- In India of the Future, there should be the signing of a peace agreement with the neighbouring nation of Pakistan, by agreeing not only the total prohibition on the use of mass destruction weaponry, but also the refusal to resolve any dispute by military means. This implies that any conflict between the two countries shall be resolved only in international courts.
- In India of the Future, it must be destroyed all kinds of nuclear weaponry, by agreeing the refusal to build chemical or biological weapons with the neighbouring peoples.
- In India of the Future, it will be required the guidance of spiritual masters from different traditions who have enlightened this beautiful people for thousands of years. This will have the aim to maintain the just behaviour, thus initiating a period of evolution of the whole society.
The Peace Project for India of the Future is a spiritual intervention that the Maitriyana performs with the Purpose (Dharma) of putting an end to the structural violence that the society of India is suffering, place where the caste system remains enormously strong. This provokes that there are abuses, rapes and murders against the oppressed castes, which is something that breaks our hearts and we cannot allow this happen. The Maitriyana, along with the Jesuit Catholicism, is leading a labour of World Peace, so that India will have our help to recover its spiritual values within the whole society. The first step of this spiritual guidance is as follows: it is necessary to eliminate the caste system right now. We cannot lose more lives. Although I do not live in India, as a citizen of the world I feel the deaths of the citizens of this country as the deaths of my own brothers.
Siddhartha Gautama renounced to both the caste system and the metaphysical religion that justified it, by opposing this cruel mechanism which governed the India of the past and which still has vestiges in the present. The Path of Buddhist Spirituality was then an alternative pathway to the oppressive system of caste culture, by establishing a commune (sangha) in the world, able to give an ethical example and work in pursuit of the supreme achievement of Liberty and the Awakening of all beings. The lifestyle of Detachment is a manifestation of renunciation to the caste system, being the path of compassionate wisdom which builds a better world, free from the powerful oppression that the caste system generates. The Maitriyana works in favour of global Liberty, demonstrating that spiritual masters are the living proof of the pacifism veracity. Ultimately, the Buddhist Spirituality has always been the light house of hope for the oppressed peoples of the world by teaching them that it is possible to change any deterministic tendency in history. Siddhartha Gautama, like all revolutionary one, went always against the current, by establishing a Path of Liberation for all humanity, when he taught that it can be built a better world in the here and now. The Buddhist Socialist Revolution is a pacifist force seeking to establish a new order lacking all hypocrisy, so that they are taught contemplative and ethical practices able to constantly transform the inner and outer world. Unlike totalitarian regimes, vitiated by violence and corruption, the Buddhist Spirituality does not consider that it can be imposed a new order. In fact, this is contradictory with respect to the essential Liberty of the human being. Thus, the peoples must be those who decide if they want to change or not. The work of politicians is then to raise the possibility and wait. But, spiritual masters are needed in order to support the practices of goodness in the world. These are the most revolutionary subjects in history: the Free and Enlightened Beings, and they have taught that the Way to the Pure Land is by renouncing weapons, social injustice, ignorance and pollution. Buddhist Spirituality is then the most extraordinary Way towards social transformation, by demonstrating that pacifism and renunciation of caste system are fundamental to abolish violence and oppression. The Maitriyana helps to go beyond the limited approaches which cultures and castes provide, teaching that an Awakened Being (Buddha) is a citizen of the world and not someone identified to one particular country or a power structure. As from the teachings transmitted by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddhist Spirituality is positioned as a critical movement, which never is conformist with the status quo, by being against the war, social injustice, ignorance and pollution. Upon receiving the revolutionary fire of the Awakened Being (Buddha), the Maitriyana bears the torch of the non-violent struggle for the Salvation of the world, so that it differs from the usual religious position associated with nationalism, stereotypes and the justifications of the armed conflict. Siddharta Gautama had a radical vision of how to create a pluralistic society without caste or nationalism, thus showing that Spirituality is an attitude with which things are done here in the world and not a mere way to go to heaven. The Maitriyana is a revolutionary counterculture teaching that the Awakening is precisely the critical abandonment of egocentrism, dualism and consumerism. Therefore, Buddhist Spirituality is deeply committed to self-realization, the Truth and the Cure (Nirvana) from all the ills that society is suffering. Criticizing the status quo, such as the weapons system or caste system, requires courage and bravery that very few possess, but it also requires a profound faith that it is possible saving the world. This redemptive, revolutionary or even messianic faith has been always present within the Purpose (Dharma) transmitted by Siddhartha Gautama. Thus, spiritual masters doubt about the veracity of governments, but they never doubt about whether it is possible to create a better world.
The Maitriyana tries to open the eyes of all humanity, so that its message is of a great importance for the future of the world: there will be no survival of society if the oppression of the caste system, racism, sexism and poverty continue. Just like Gautama renounced to the mundane power and he devoted his life to the welfare of the whole people, the Maitriyana has a radical vision which shows that a mere human being can contribute to world peace, since spiritual awakening produces an irreversible mark on the world. The Buddhist Spirituality helps people to stop hiding in mundane distractions, such as the selfish illusions of pleasure or personal wealth, in order to become a force of peace in the world. However, preach against war, as Gautama did 2600 years ago, is not an easy or comfortable task, because it requires going against the current. Thus, the India of the Future must leave any comfortable position, genuinely striving for peace.
As a spiritual master, I am at disposal of the Indian government to advice, instruct and stimulate it, by informing about what kind of ethical actions will bring Peace. I am willing to give my life for the Peace Project, so that you can take advantage of our unconditional spiritual guidance. The Maitriyana is a renunciation of the capitalist civilization, which is motivated by greed, hatred and delusion, courageously proposing the creation of a better world guided by the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the hardest working person in history who devoted all his time and energy in helping to neighbour. The Buddhist Spirituality of Gautama revolutionized the social order of the Ancient India because it completely abandoned the caste system. This is the historical foundation of the Peace Project that the Maitriyana is carrying out for the India of Future. Notably, Gautama was against the caste system, treating everyone equally, even the kings of his time. Thus, Buddhism from India flourished as a spiritual force against war and social injustice, both denouncing the oppression of the caste system and the tyranny of superstitious rites. Therefore, the supreme duty of Buddhist Spirituality has always been to advocate for equality and emancipation of all human beings.
During all periods of history, society has been influenced by a progressive minority that has influenced the great popular masses according to the different circumstances. The spiritual masters are inheritors and continuers of the revolution of Siddhartha Gautama, because our supreme aspiration is the welfare and evolution of humanity. The Buddhist Spirituality embodies the pole of Liberty, reason why our desire is always to claim for the social justice. The Maitriyana is the synthesis of all the multiple progressive tendencies of history, by purifying us from errors, contradictions and deficiencies of the past movements. Our beyond, our eternity, is overcoming all the barriers and conquer the world Peace, impelling the permanent progress of peoples by reorienting them towards justice and liberty. In this age which marks the end of a civilization, the Free and Enlightened Beings establish an action program on the basis and goal of the Awakening of the whole society, so the supreme symbol of our militancy is the emancipating struggle. Obviously, the Maitriyana as a psychological and philosophical movement is much more than that, but as a metapolitical, revolutionary and ecumenical movement it embodies the acceleration of the spiritual maturity characterizing the realization of the progressive possibilities of a given period.
Mr. President, please allow yourself to be guided by the compassionate wisdom of the Buddhist Spirituality, because I can assure you that all what Maitriyana wants is the Awakening of your people. We are in the highlight-point of history, and it depends on us building a better world or let humanity destroy itself. Hopefully, India can return to a Buddhist leadership, such as King Asoka did more than two thousand years ago.
Always with a spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
Master Maitreya Buddha
Spiritual Leader of the International Association of Maitriyana & President of the World Association of Buddhism
Israel-Palestine Peace Project
25 July, 2014
Dear peoples from Israel and Palestine,
I sadly greet you because of the hundreds of murders that are taking place daily in Gaza. Either civil or military, every life which is murdered is a huge damage to all humanity.
Our spiritual movement called Maitriyana proposes an initiative not only to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip, but also to build a new country where peace, justice, education and harmony between Israelis and Palestinians can prosper. This involves ceasing greed, hatred and ignorance, to give rise to the Path of Love and Reconciliation.
The Maitriyana urgently proposed this cease to the conflict in order to initiate the opening of a new unity of both peoples. This proposal is produced in the framework of the diplomatic efforts of the World Association of Buddhism in order to get a cessation of hostilities and thus achieve the beginning of a new country. This means that this crisis is a genuine opportunity for change. Obtaining a truce will not produce the Cure for the ills of society, so that it is necessary to think about a real strategic plan of International Unity.
This dramatic intervention of Maitriyana is an invocation to stop the war in the Holy Land. Unfortunately, it is not sufficient to pray for peace, we must also deal with the tragic events through actions illuminated by the compassionate wisdom. Only the actions promoted by the Spiritual Love can build peace in the world. Thus the Maitriyana recalls that its initiative is not to bring together great figures in order to simply pray, but that it is proposing to reunite the two peoples (Israel and Palestine) within a New Nation. Although it may seem that such a meeting is a Utopia, the Maitriyana invokes the gift of world peace and listens to the call of the Cosmos in order to vanish the spiral of greed, hatred and ignorance through altruism, dialogue and reconciliation. The Maitriyana calls upon Israel and Palestine to create a new country politically responsible and internationally supervised by human rights bodies, by redirecting their budgets and efforts to achieve peace and welfare of all their citizens. When your people invokes God and asks for help, they also should be open to learn peace, allowing to be guided towards harmony. The Spirituality has the gift of open the eyes, minds and hearts of peoples, teaching them how to have courage to peacefully struggle against war, poverty, illiteracy and pollution. A humanity that is indifferent in the face of these four evils not only does not deserve to be the Chosen People but also does not deserve to survive.
The Maitriyana not appeal to Israel and Palestine to stop their offensive only because of the international pressure; the Maitriyana appeals that the people cease the conflict after understand that the lives of their neighbour are more important than any territory. If this escalation of violence is not stopped, this will start to infect everyone all over the world. The hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries are a proof that both sides have a predisposition to self-destruction. Therefore our spiritual movement asks you to please think about the children, because they are the future of humanity in the here and now. If there really is a Heaven, the look of a child and his/her pure smile is a glance of such Kingdom of Heavens. Do you not realize that Earth is Eden? Do you not understand that attacking the neighbour, even if it is in self-defence, is an offense against your own God? Recently the Premier Netanyahu said that there is no international pressure which can prevent that his country operates with all the force against a terrorist organization which calls to its destruction. If this is true, I wonder if the people of Israel and Palestine are willing to put a cease-fire if they receive the call of their own God, which is a form of Love and Reconciliation. Therefore, since the Maitriyana is essentially the main advocate of these spiritual values, it is offered as a mediator to seek peace through an international agreement.
Faced with the growing humanitarian emergency in the Gaza Strip, the Maitriyana immediately proposes to stop the bombings between the two armies, by redirecting their military budgets towards rebuilding hospitals and educational facilities that have been damaged or destroyed by bombs. It also requests the people of Israel that every person donates a plate of food daily to assist the thousands of refugees whose dwellings have been destroyed. At the same time, Maitriyana considers that urgently it should be provided psychological and spiritual treatment for the entire population. To this end, the UN should coordinate the implementation of such policies on both sides. But a government of reconciliation between Israel and Palestine is essential to avoid future confrontations, since even the creation of a Palestinian State will not bring peace to the region. The Maitriyana not only asks for a cessation of the conflict but also calls on the international community to assist in the creation of a new State of Unity called “Holy Land”, where Israelis and Palestinians will be able to live together as citizens of a same nation. It is more urgent than ever to find a new ground of unity to achieve a return to the peace and an agreement of reconciliation. The Maitriyana also reiterates its call for the two peoples show the maximum concordance with their own religions, which have a compassionate wisdom that can guide them back to the encounter of the divine.
It is a terrible fact that women and children pay the price of the conflict with their lives, so that the only concern of Maitriyana is the welfare of all peoples. It is a disgrace to the Prophets and spiritual Masters of history that the government of a country says that it has no intention of a ceasefire or that peace is not even on the agenda. This represents a betrayal of all spiritual teachings. Hopefully the world leaders return to the sacred books and listen to the voices of those who have self sacrificed their lives in pursuit of peace. It is not enough to try to reduce the tension; we must convey the message that without Reconciliation and Unity there is no possible future. I hope Israel understands that the Liberation of the Palestinian people is the best thing for Israel, and hopefully Palestine understands that the welfare of the Israeli people is best for Palestine. Both are brothers, fingers of one hand.
The Maitriyana, in its protective function of the world, is a mouthpiece of peace to help families who see the sunrise with the deaths of their children. Governments must understand that there is no military solution to any conflict. It is a contradiction, and the death of civilians is merely the verification of perverse actions. Terrorism is nothing more than an act of war and all the countries that have been at war have managed to negotiate for peace. Because Maitriyana is a libertarian pacifist movement, it has the ability to not stay sitting watching while the world is destroying itself, by being a prophetic voice of hope against the sirens of destruction that cause fear and panic in society. However, this does not imply that our movement of Reconciling Spirituality does not hold a critical voice against the ills of the world, so that we explicitly and harshly condemn both the Islamic Fundamentalism and Jewish Fundamentalism. The only valid Fundamentalism is that of compassion. The Maitriyana asks the presidents of Israel and Palestine that provide real protection to their peoples, which means lay down their weapons, because the true protection comes from wanting to restore peace and serenity both in the inner and the outer world of each person. Thus, our movement is against the brutal aggression commonly performed by pro-military governments. By carrying the flame of compassionate wisdom of the Prophets and spiritual Masters of the past, Maitriyana seeks to create a Unity State between Israel and Palestine, by signing a treaty of peace and reconciliation to unite the two peoples within the Holy Land. This involves stopping the barbaric aggressions that are causing a human catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.
Over the death of children, youth and women, the Maitriyana convokes Israel and Palestine to form a government of International Unity between the two peoples. Only in this way this crisis could be overcome and turned into an opportunity for change and spiritual evolution. The Free and Enlightened Beings teach that every conflict is a potential source to achieve a new order of peace and harmony. The appalling war crimes, such as the death of children, must be transformed into birth pangs of a new nation of brotherhood and camaraderie. This is the socially engaged mission of Maitriyana as an international Training Organisation for the Reconciliation and Liberation of peoples. The finality of the encounter between Israelis and Palestinians is preparing for a conscientious and eternal campaign in favour of Goodness in the world, getting ready to overcome all the conflicts that often occur in the everyday life of society. Only in this way the military branches can cease to exercise their predominance over the world governments, expanding the radius of Peace until it includes every point on Earth. In this sense, the project of a new International Authority of Holy Land aims to establish an immediate peace, yet also to intervene immediately on the dangerous escalation of violence and destruction that occur in other regions, such as Ukraine. As the peace process between Israel and Palestine seems to be paralyzed and dead, the Maitriyana organizes a Peace Project unprecedented in history, seeking to bring together the governments of both nations in the creation of a new State whose common Purpose is harmony and justice. The Maitriyana is a Way of Reconciliation that helps peoples to unite each other instead to be divided, by launching a calling that remembers that it is necessary having courage and bravery to do good instead of evil. This invocation for Peace is a radical critique of all forms of war.
The Maitriyana proposes the creation of a State called “Holy Land” in which the Jewish, Christian and Muslim peoples can live together. The Peace Project is truly historic, by possessing great wisdom and compassion, because it comes from the same action carried out by Siddharta Gautama 2600 years ago, when he taught that peace is a necessity for human survival, requiring a huge sacrifice and commitment.
Given that the creation of a sovereign and independent State for Palestine will not lead to peace and Liberty between the two peoples, the Maitriyana aims to build true peace by teaching that this comes from the welfare of our fellow men and women. Thus, the Maitriyana shows that Israel and Palestine have the need to stop perceived as enemies and begin to recognize each other as old brethren and peace partners. The Peace Project for the creation of the Israeli-Palestinian State of the Holy Land means to have found a space to recreate the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, living in a climate of confidence which exists only in the faith of the devotee towards his God. This positions the values of the Reconciling Spirituality as a major player in the peace process in the Middle East, by teaching that fraternity is a prerequisite for reaching a new stage in the history of humanity. This project between different cultures and religions responds to the burning desire of all those who dream and work for a world where everyone can live in peace and justice, as brothers and not as enemies. This compassionate wisdom is the guide which the Free and Enlightened Being offers to the world. The overcoming of the conflict and the arrival of peace are not impossible, just involves breaking down the walls of greed, hatred and delusion, making that the love, friendship and knowledge be successful. Therefore, the Maitriyana fervently asks Israel and Palestine not to abdicate their responsibility of achieving Reconciliation and becoming brothers. The creation of a new interreligious State is one of the essential projects of the Ecumenical Way of Maitriyana, invoking the contemplation as a way of overcoming every division. The New State of the Holy Land should be a showing of generosity of the Jewish people, Christians and Muslims towards the Creation, apologizing for the suffering caused and invoking the force of Peace as a way to reach Liberation. Every true spiritual master knows that the Only Pathway for the Salvation of the world is assuming pacifist values, by intervening effectively for the welfare of the people. Only then it will grow the olive tree planted in front of the Casina of Pius IV.
After the hell of the Holocaust, the constitution of the State of Israel started with a statement of the highly inspiring independence, expressing a commitment to develop the country for the benefit of all its people, based on the spiritual principles of Peace, Justice and Liberty. The State of Israel, in its founding document, agreed to be guided by the visions of the prophets, at the same time it granted the rights of social and political equality for all citizens without differentiating their sex, race or religion. The founders of the State of Israel were committed not only to ensure the religious and cultural freedom, but they announced the search for peace and harmony with all the neighbouring countries and peoples. This declaration of independence was concordant with the position of the Chosen People of God, but these promises were infringed, and the current warlike conflict is an evidence of this. The occupation and domination over the Palestinian people destroyed the utopian vision of the declaration of independence of the Israeli State, since the fundamental rights of a nation were avoided. Despite a history of suffering and merciless persecution against the Jewish people, the State of Israel remained indifferent to the rights and suffering of the Palestinian people, even by coming to think that there is a possibility of ideological or military end for this conflict. However, this is an illusion. The Maitriyana demonstrates that only a pragmatic and humanitarian end may conclude the fight between the two peoples, and the Peace Project for the Holy Land specifically is an idea based on peace, social justice, education and ecology, which are values able to cure the ills of world. The Reconciling Spirituality shows that the future of Israel within the international community must fulfil its Declaration of Independence, by following the promise of its founding fathers and reconciling with its brethren and neighbouring peoples. The Maitriyana teaches that there is no military solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, since the only ethical and strategic solution is Unity, which is unavoidable if human beings wish to survive and evolve, not dilapidating the planet Earth. Although this utopian vision is the future of human being, it certainly cannot be slowed down anymore, and it has to be created in the here and now since hundreds of children are dying because of this lack of evolutionary rapidity of the Middle East countries. Although the Maitriyana is Spirituality, undoubtedly it has a revolutionary political side, which is the art of social engagement, by transcending the boundaries of the contemporary civilization in order to make humanity achieves the Ascension to the most evolved standard of living as possible. Meditation is the art of the imagination of a better world, being free from the limitations imposed by the word, at the same time it self-realizes the spiritual nature of human being. Therefore, the Spirituality has the power to traverse all frontiers and divisions, by carrying the heart and mind of the Israeli and Palestinian people towards the sphere of a new and better world.
Although in politics the hierarchies of power often exist, the main voice is always that of the people, and they want peace. Therefore, governments should simply accompanying and stop opposing this Purpose. The Art of Spirituality is precisely not to tolerate the status quo, having the courage to choose the direction to a destination to which there is resistance by the Power. This goal is peace, which is not related with the traditional policy at all. In this sense, the Maitriyana is a way of doing metapolitics. The Great Free and Enlightened Beings have a strategic vision, knowing what human beings want and where they go, by having the courage to really do something for a better world.
The spiritual master teaches that violence only worsens conflict situations, because violence is not able to eliminate violence, which can only disappear through the practice of Love, as Gautama and Jesus taught. When listening profoundly the suffering from others, a friendly communication occurs that can help to eliminate the poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance, which are the basis of violence in the world. Only a pathological mind can think that war and oppression can decrease the level of hatred and violence in the peoples, because in fact they produce the opposite effect. Attempting to destroy the enemy never finishes the conflict correctly and completely, converting the self-defence into a new aggression. Therefore, it is time for Israel and Palestine leave the armed conflict and they bring true peace to the Holy Land. In fact, one of the possibilities to make real the dream of a new Israeli-Palestinian State called Holy Land is the conformation of a government converted into a real Peace Corps, which assumes responsibility for the welfare of both peoples and that it is under the supervision of the United Nations. There are many needs to get this right, so that countries should contribute positively to making a new Israeli-Palestinian State and that this works as a peace organization. For the Maitriyana, this State is the only way to solve the current conflict.
According to the Free and Enlightened Being, all humanity is fully interconnected, so that the welfare of one people should mean taking care of the welfare of all peoples of the Earth. The mind which does not become aware of this interexistence between all the human beings is separating the very fabric of the culture, this duality being the very basis of greed and hatred. From the libertarian perspective of the Maitriyana, all the peoples are organs of the same planetary body called Gaia, to which the civilization should honour it and constantly take care of it, instead of behaving in a carcinogenic way.
The Maitriyana believes that if the peoples of Israel and Palestine would know that they are brothers, the two hands of the Holy Land, they would leave violence and they would be directed towards peace. Therefore, spiritual masters help society be capable to perceive that selfishness, dualism and consumerism are at the base of suffering. Thus, Maitriyana teaches a Way of Reconciliation that transcends the evil of discrimination and produces the event of peak knowledge (Satori), by bringing welfare and the Awakening to all peoples. Surely there are many people in Israel and Palestine that are well aware that violence cannot solve any conflict, realizing that the Only Way (Ekayana) is peace. These people must unite in pursuit of pacifist interests, providing spiritual leadership to their nations so that the Holy Land can fix its current situation. Every citizen has the duty to transmit this pacifist understanding, because compassionate wisdom is the only resource that possesses sufficient strength and courage to achieve the Cure (Nirvana) from the disease of world war. The Maitriyana teaches that peace is not a fixed and specific destination, but a dynamic and living process, since peace and freedom is a Path in itself. Observing contemplatively life as it is, imperfect, impermanent and insubstantial; the human being acquires stability, satisfaction and tranquillity, not being dragged by the poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance, in order to achieve the Awakening.
The Peace Project for Israel-Palestine presented by the Maitriyana has an historical precedent, based on what Gautama Buddha did 2600 years ago when he avoided bloodshed between the neighbouring peoples of Sakya and Koliya. The conflict began with a dispute for water, as both peoples wanted to use the Rohini River to irrigate their rice fields without sharing the resource with their neighbours. As happens in the Middle East, the escalation of hatred came to a point where two armies willing to ruthlessly destroy themselves were deployed. Faced with this foolish conflict, Master Gautama was presented in the battlefield ready to stop the war; therefore he positioned in the middle of the river and asked if both peoples were willing to pay with their lives the price of the water running between their kingdoms. Facing this question full of common sense, both sides understood the mistake they were making and the armies withdrew permanently, by deciding to distribute the water and live in peace. Although it was the first time that he intervened in a conflict of impending war, the effort made by Gautama Buddha was a total success.
At the present time we are facing a similar situation of life or death, so that Maitriyana has no doubt to assume the risk to place itself in the middle of both sides and ask the People of Israel and Palestine: what is more important, the lives of your people or a piece of land?
Nothing stops the Maitriyana at the time of saving humanity or Spirituality, depending on the case. The only thing we humbly request is that the peoples of Israel and Palestine have mind and heart open to a neutral, wise and compassionate arbitration in order to resolve the conflict between the two factions, respecting and listening to a spiritual intervention in pursuit of a Peace plan. In this way the question asked by the Maitriyana (what is more important, the lives of your people or a piece of land?) it is clear and simple, being accessible to any person by combining reason with feeling. Israel and Palestine have arrived at a crossroads, forcing them to think about what is more important: the greed for territory and the destruction of human life, or the unity of both peoples and the creation of a new State.
If political and military leaders of Israel and Palestine would be able to listen to the Peace Project of Maitriyana I am sure that there will be peace and social justice, so that their names will remain in the glory of both peoples, as those who knew how to be reasonable and looked in the peaceful direction that the Reconciling Spirituality indicates. If the leaders of Israel and Palestine follow the historical example of the Sakya and Koliya peoples, then war will be vanished and will emerge a peaceful negotiation headed by the Purpose of world peace. Although the political leaders are not advised by the compassionate wisdom, this is what the Maitriyana offers, abandoning the influence of greed, hatred and delusion. The Peace Project for Israel-Palestine proposed by the Maitriyana provides the possibility of a true solution, by establishing some hope for world peace.
The Free and Enlightened Being undertakes to self-sacrifice his own life in pursuit of a better world, by engaging with the path of peace and Liberation. Over time, the creation of a new Israeli-Palestinian State will unleash the creation of a compassionate civilization, since the Unity between the two peoples is only the first step. The Cure (Nirvana) from the ills of world is also needed, so that the Project for the State of Union of the Holy Land puts the Israeli and Palestinian people in the right path to Salvation. Although Maitriyana might be destroyed, this movement will not give up on their quest for a better world, because one cannot live in peace while millions of people die from the ills of war, poverty, ignorance and pollution.
The Maitriyana offers an alternative leadership to that of the capitalist civilization, seeking to restore the communitarian values in all countries. Our movement is an international community that provides ethical leadership, in order that the political leaders are inspired by the example of the life of spiritual masters. The socialist libertarian philosophy of the Free and Enlightened Being shows that letting go attachment and greed for the property and territory eliminates the excuse of violence and war. Thus, the Maitriyana introduces a new kind of leadership in society, by outlining the path to a new civilization, a Pure Land or Kingdom of Heavens on Earth. This implies not being in favour of any particular country, by offering constructive criticism warning about hazards that can destroy the world. But the teaching of the spiritual master is not merely rhetoric or a speech, but a practice in the here and now, by teaching to build a spiritually rich commune. This alternative of a social leadership serves to prevent wars, liberate the poor, to teach the oppressed and to care for the animals. The Maitriyana is a Practical Spirituality which convokes those who have good will, those who aspire to a better world and who have the courage to take steps crucially important. A Peace Project is to generate the appropriate conditions in order for a better world can grow by itself. Therefore, the Maitriyana ensures the purity of the spiritual movement to develop a free and enlightened society, putting into action the teachings of the Awakened Beings and Saviours. If Peace in the Middle East can be achieved, this will affect all countries in the world, and undoubtedly it will be the beginning of a Golden Age. In this way the Maitriyana is only a means and never an end in itself, functioning as a raft to go against the current of materialism and produce a peaceful revolution. The other shore of the Peace is not far away, it is found in the pure eyes and the spontaneous smile of every child on Earth. Thus the spiritual master teaches a social alternative which can cure the suffering of humanity. This Reconciling Way believes in the practice of Compassionate Love and in the power of Truth, by being able to overcome evil and sow a Pure Land open to all the poor of the world. This is the libertarian socialist manifesto of the Maitriyana.
Consequently, the Maitriyana formally presents a Peace Project for the Holy Land of the Future. The general principle of this Peace Project is the spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri) which is intended to evanesce the armament attacks between Israel and Palestine, by considering both as sister nations. Below, they are listed a series of guidelines that the Maitriyana proposes:
- In the Holy Land of the Future there will be peace, social justice and harmony among the peoples of Israel and Palestine, so it will be necessary to create a new Declaration of Independence that respects all citizens regardless of their economic cultural level or type of religion. The wording of the declaration must be consistent with the essential spiritual values of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, following the example of the construction of the first church-mosque-synagogue (the House of One) in Berlin. It can also be requested support from other spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, which arrived in the Holy Land more than two thousand years ago.
- In the Holy Land of the Future it should be democratically elected a government composed of three Jews and three Muslims. In case of a tied vote when making government decisions, the vote of Secretary General of the UN will be decisive.
- In the Holy Land of the Future those Palestinian individuals who have been accused or suspected of terrorism, they shall be released. Otherwise, the Israeli leaders should be processed due to State Terrorism.
- In the Holy Land of the Future there should be supervision of international human rights bodies and of the Vatican in order to examine whether discrimination continues to exist among the people.
- In the Holy Land of the Future there should be the signing of a peace treaty with the neighbouring peoples of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iran, by agreeing with them to settle their differences in tribunals of international justice, thus prohibiting the use of military force.
Maybe, for some fundamentalist groups this Project Peace for the Holy Land is surely heretical, but in reality the only heresy is war, which is a direct aggression against Creation.
Always with a Spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
Master Maitreya Buddha
Spiritual Leader of the International Association of Maitriyana & President of World Association of Buddhism
Irak Peace Project 2014
September 8, 2014
Dear people from Irak,
The Peace Project presented by the Maitriyana is a proposal that has the Purpose of helping you to rebuild your country, by offering spiritual guidance in order to put an end to the violence. Since the people of Iraq have been systematically stalked by the Capitalist Fundamentalism and the Religious Fundamentalism, your nation no longer knows what peace is, so it is transcendental that the spiritual masters show the correct Way to this destination. In a country where hundreds of thousands of people have been outraged from their homes and threatened with death, the movement of Buddhist Socialism as a Way of Reconciliation is positioned with compassionate wisdom facing this tragic situation representing the humanitarian catastrophe of millions of people. Thus, the Libertarian Spirituality considers that this warlike problem suffered by the people of Iraq is nothing more than a symptom of the decline of the materialistic contemporary civilization so tainted by war, social injustice, illiteracy and contamination. The Iraqi people should sue the Security Council of the United Nations for having allowed that genocide occurs in their country. In the past, Iraq suffered siege from USA through an economic blockade and a military invasion that resulted in the death of millions of people. Today, Iraq is suffering the persecution of religious fundamentalism. Both types of fundamentalism, either the modern capitalist and the feudal religious, are merely a way to interfere with the future of humanity which is a Pure Land of peace, justice, education and harmony.
In the face of the pain of the Iraqi people, the Maitriyana renews its spiritual closeness to those oppressed beings, by teaching them that all pain is a proof that the Universe puts so that everyone can learn what is truly important in life. Since no god will solve the problems of society, the Reconciliatory Spirituality appeals to the nature of Liberty and the Awakening which lies in the depth of every human being, invoking this Awakened Spirit as a way of producing the event of the gift of peace. Although there are people persecuted and expelled, even if they have to leave their properties to try to survive, there is something that they will never lose, something that is intrinsic of the human existence, which is the possibility of the spiritual Cure through the teachings of the Free and Enlightened Being.
Faced with the anguish of the people of Iraq, the Buddhist Socialism makes a call for all the peoples of the Earth in order to assist in ending the enormous suffering and the social massacre through solidarity and revolutionary acts which banish violence through peace, healing hatred through the most powerful force in the Universe: Spiritual Love. This is what any subject who practices silent contemplation discovers.
Although the situation is dramatic, there is still hope to save the people of Iraq. But, the Maitriyana states that there is no resolution of the conflict through military intervention, since a massacre cannot be prevented or intervened with another massacre. The only possibility to resolve the conflict is the Way of Reconciliation.
The warlike group called the Islamic State is a fundamentalist movement that has been waging a bloody war, while it performs an ethnic purging where thousands of Christians, Yazidis, Shabaks, Turkmen, Shiites and even Sunnis are harassed, exiled, tortured, killed or sold as slaves. But the governments of USA and UK are also a dangerous form of ultramaterialist fundamentalism, claiming to be the leaders of the world, althought they only represent the economic interests of large corporations. Both systems, the medieval ultrareligious and the modern capitalism are absolutely cruel and oppress those who opposed to them. Therefore, the Buddhist Socialism proposes a Third Pathway based on the ethics of the Middle Way of Spirituality.
In order to overcome the terror, brutality and devastation generated by the despotic and tyrannical regimes, the Iraqi people must publicly assume that the holy war is solely a process of inner purification but it is not an armed struggle against the neighbour. Any political system or religious fanaticism that violates Human Rights is nothing but a fraudulent and evil organization. This must be a banner for the people of Iraq if they wish peace. Therefore, Iraq should also opposing any attempt to bombardment against these armies or terrorist groups, especially if said military solution is provided by countries like the USA who are responsible for an invasion and genocide in Iraq. Hatred can only be overcome with compassionate wisdom. The Maitriyana teaches that if Iraq wishes to survive this conflict must operate according to the Human Rights, so that this system of universal ethics should be the essence of the Constitution of your country. This will allow that none minority may be persecuted again. The Libertarian Spirituality has a redemptive Purpose in the world, which is why it struggles peacefully against impunity, especially when the international community does not react to the danger of life of millions of people. However, the situation of the world only will start to really improve if the peoples unite under the lighthouse of hope and cease all violence, working together to overcome the oppression and alienation.
With the spiritual intention of curbing a genocide in Iraq, the Buddhist Socialism decides to present a Peace Project of a radical nature but it can cause the Salvation of hundreds of thousands of people, being something that no bombing or war can achieve. In fact, when trying to resolve a conflict through war such conflict is only getting worse. This is something that any apprentice can experience by practicing meditation. Although for the spiritual master launching this kind of Project of a huge wingspan is something that jeopardizes his own life, when one is a representative of Good, Love and Reconciliation, then this is something which unfolds naturally and without expecting any results. The only thing that is clear from the look of the Free and Enlightened Being is that any military offensive is not conducive to the aim of peace, being a failure in itself. This is something that any child in kindergarten can understand, so that the Maitriyana requests the people of Iraq that claim their political leaders have a greater spiritual conviction and really defend their nation. Reconciliatory Spirituality has a huge responsibility to lead the world towards Salvation, by building a Pure Land in the here and now. Luckily, this movement is not alone, since there are many people who, for thousands of years, have been denouncing that evil cannot be overcame with evil.
When US troops invaded in 2003 in search for oil, they destroyed the entire Iraqi state, leaving a system of chaos and social disorder that could never be put back. It was never returned to build a strong alternative to the old regime. Here is precisely where the Buddhist Socialism presents its offering of assistance to guide the people of Iraq towards the True Peace, which is a construct that cannot be easily tumbled down.
The Maitriyana is a pacifist opposition against the military intervention, accompanying the peoples through a comprehensive strategy for the world which is based on humanitarian intentions. The spiritual master provides a strategy in order to build a long-term peace for everyone. But the Free and Enlightened Being cannot support initiatives that do not show a comprehensive plan for the humanity, which seems to be convinced that peace does not exist. Therein lies the challenge that the Libertarian Spirituality has: teach the peoples to restore the faith and hope in a better world. The Buddhist Socialism asks the people of Iraq that assume a strategy to develop a lasting world peace, by finding the solution at the right point which is the ethics of Detachment. The people of Iraq must understand that military actions are not a response, so that the Maitriyana urges that the political representatives of this beautiful country declare the announcement of an immovable pacifist position. The entire humanity must unite and not allow that the warlike superpowers or the Religious Fundamentalism recreate a war against the people. At this point, the Buddhist Socialism collides with the status quo of the contemporary civilization, which does not care to understand that the military actions lead to hatred and war and not to peace and compassion. The Maitriyana then presents a pacifist strategic plan in order to banish the structural violence afflicting Iraq and finish this humanitarian catastrophe.
While the United States appeals to the bombardment against jihadists, the Buddhist Socialism are delivering spiritual humanitarian aid, demonstrating that the global powers do nothing but mobilize themselves towards purposes based on greed, hatred and delusion. Humanity is hungry for food and water, as the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have escaped from the siege and the death threats, but they are also thirsty for peace and spiritual welfare. Thus the Maitriyana considers that the genocide that is suffering the people of Iraq should be solved through the compassionate wisdom, which is the Only Way to the Evanescence of the ills of the world. Iraq should prevent that United States redeploy their attacks on this country, because this government is as dangerous as the very religious fundamentalist group ISIS which is killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and Syria. The only thing that can banish this wake of destruction and death is the Path towards the Reconciliation and the Awakening of the people. Therefore, any humanitarian effort should bring peace, since only providing food and water does no more than maintaining the current state of suffering of the world.
The spiritual master advises the people of Iraq to form a government of national unity that seeks the reconciliation with the insurgent forces and the international community, but while maintaining its self-determination and Liberty. In this context, given that both the Religious Fundamentalism and the Capitalist Empire are essentially fighter sanguinary movements who violate the human rights, a government of Peace for Iraq must be based on the unity with the neighboring peoples and with other global non-bellicose Powers. The people of Iraq is needed of guiding principles as a nation in order to reconstruct itself, and pacifism, redistributionism, literacy and environmentalism are precisely governing principles which help the people to achieve Liberty and Cure. Instead, war and violence are not guiding principles, they are forces of selfdestruction. In this regard, the Buddhist Socialism is a true spiritual doctrine in international politics, helping the peoples of the world to achieve the gradual integration under a same Superior Purpose. Only the compassionate wisdom can reverse the advance of the violence in the world, by teaching to the great majorities that this crisis may generate an opportunity for change: a planetary Unity that reveals the dualism between East and West as false. This Statement of Reconciliation, which should be the true work of the Organisation of the United Nations (UN), will have enormous consequences for all the humankind and the Earth Mother.
Definitively, the crises of the people of Iraq are not entirely the fault of the USA or the ISIS group, but rather they are a consequence of the original sin of selfishness, dualism and consumerism. Therefore, by achieving the evanescence of the origin of the social problems one will be able to start a new creation of the Iraqi people. The Maitriyana offers all its spiritual guidance to assist in the foundation of a State of Iraq based on libertarian socialist ideals which always point to Peace. The Buddhist Socialism shows that only the modality of direct democracy will help Iraq to banish the vestiges of the despotic regimes of the past, by being able to vindicate the welfare of every minority of the nation.
Another fundamental step for the true peace is that Iraq establishes a complete reconciliation with the people of Iran, by consolidating a relationship of brotherhood and solidarity that will help to rebuild the country. This guidance that the Maitriyana provides is a peace operation called the Awakening for Iraq, in order that the government can work in pursuit of the majorities and minorities dwelling on its territory.
The Buddhist Socialism declares that war does not lead to democracy, so that it is advisable to dismantle any political settlement with warmongers and neoconservative superpowers which do nothing more than disunite the whole human community. All government has to abandon any sectarian agenda that ignores the needs of all communities, by developing a unitary and autonomous State where all the citizens can live with a significant level of Liberty. Currently, the armed and economical forces are ruling the world, so that the Maitriyana propels the peoples take control over their own lives rather than ceding their capacity of choosing to bureaucratic functionaries.
The people of Iraq must return to be a significant regional actor, a process which will be accelerated if it is facilitated the growth of direct democracy along with a reconciled relationship with the neighboring peoples. Only the brotherhood and fraternity will improve the security situation of the citizens while the weaponry does no more than make it worse. The practice of contemplation revolutionary which transmits the Buddhist Socialism is precisely a way of understanding that peoples are not real enemies, because they have common interests: the survival of humanity and of the Earth. Thus, the political, economical and social success of Iraq will never be provided by the sectarianism and the division between Sunnis and Shiites, or between Muslims and Christians, but actually it will be achieved through the creation of an integrated and reconciled nation. But this work begins with unity and harmony with oneself, by healing the divisions that afflict the ordinary mind and that then promote greater divisions in society.
The Maitriyana states that Iraq can become a world power, using its oil wealth to achieve the Cure from war, poverty, ignorance and the contamination suffered by the majority of your people. Therefore, an unbreakable law for the Iraq of the future is that every governor enters the government as a humble subject and that leave it as a humble subject too. While corruption exists, any attempt of political, economic and social transformation will be doomed to failure. Of course, the internal conflicts in Iraq also interexist with a world in conflict, which implies that the warlike growth of the peoples must be confronted with an increase in the levels of Awakening. The support for this type of revolutionary policies will facilitate the emergence and consolidation of peace. Although the international agenda of the Buddhist Socialism is ambitious there is consistent evidence that when the people pay attention to the insurgent teaching of the Free and Enlightened Beings, it achieves to concentrate more on establishing social structures of equality.
The Libertarian Spirituality is very ancient, at the same time it represents the future of humanity. Thus, although there are decapitations crucifixions and mass executions on the part of the religious fundamentalists, the Maitriyana rises up as the Cure for the terror and brutality of both the fundamentalist attacks and the US bombardments. The spiritual master cares about accompanying the peoples persecuted by the desolation, so he feels an infinite compassion towards the genocide that is suffering the Iraqi people; at the same time he shows that the violent punishment against those responsible is not the solution. The solution is neither the fundamentalist sword nor the American bomb. The only solution is to accept the neighbor as a brother and Companion of Way. This is what Gautama and Jesus taught: do no harm, doing good and purify the mind. The real solution is a peaceful action that leads to Salvation, but it is never the destruction or the violent intervention. The Libertarian Spirituality works hard to achieve a worldwide government of unity and reconciliation, spiritually guiding the governments to really help their own peoples. The solution to the conflicts is not exterminating the adversaries but rather in doing an internal cleaning which will transform then into a social transformation of an enormous magnitude. While children continue to die because of the missiles, while there are sick with famine, while the schools do not open, while the situation of the living beings is absolutely terrible, Buddhist Socialism will denounce the world powers and will seek to become aware the peoples that the future depends on the coexistence in the here and now. From the point of view of the Free and Enlightened Being, all non-humanitarian solution is insufficient or even negative. The only possibility for a solution is to support the practice of forgiveness, unity and reconciliation, since it is the best step towards the construction of a better world. Thus the Maitriyana assumes the position of a chosen movement which is rise to the occasion, accompanying the people with the Purpose of the world peace until the end of time.
Buddhist Socialism seeks to liberate the Iraqi people from the vicious process of repetition from authoritarianism, whose monstrosity must be transformed by the direct democracy. Only the power of the people can banish any attempt to despotic dominion which often leads to the collective suicide of thousands of people, by opting for a type of activism that is an alternative to the military action. Although the Maitriyana condemns the violence of certain fundamentalist groups, the peace movement of Spirituality should never yield to the temptation to provide a blessing to the military action, since the concept of a just war is one of the most dangerous and nefarious illusions of the history of humanity, by referring to the remembrance of the Crusades. While it may not be accepted the fanatic and barbaric leaderships who despise the human life and they even practice segregation and genocide, certainly the military condemnation is not the appropriate response. This is where the ethics of Detachment that the spiritual master teaches can really help the peoples, promoting the exponential growth of peace by overcoming the difficulties that are opened by the complex geopolitical fabric of the contemporary world, within which the civil or state terrorism seem to have more and more political, economic and cultural power. If humanity wishes to survive then it must to abandon the monstrous practices of war, in order to be able to unite in pursuit of higher interests which only can be not diluted in a genuine democratic level. Since the despotic leaders prefer the ultrareligious Fundamentalism rather than the democratic instance, the Reconciliatory Spirituality presents itself as the evanescence of the evils of the authoritarian power, by teaching the peoples how to reach the Liberty.
The Buddhist Socialism seeks that all the peoples position themselves against the aberrant acts that are happening in Iraq, pledging to help stopping the genocide that is currently taking place, where thousands of people are being threatened and massacred daily in the name of God, despite the fact that all mysticism is essentially merciful and compassionate. Since Maitriyana is a movement that has wide-open eyes to what is happening in the reality, calls upon the international community to put a peaceful cessation to the humanitarian drama that is hurting the Iraqi people, which seems to be caught between the option of the sword or the option of bombardment. Beyond that Iraq is experiencing a religious cleansing it also is suffering an ethnic purging, by expelling or eliminating anyone who is not a fundamentalist. Therefore, the Purpose of performing a true Peace Project for Iraq turns into one of the most important current needs for the entire humanity. In the face of this, the Buddhist Socialism does not observe the facts passively, being in accordance with Saint Paul the Apostle to teach the ethical Way that can stop this escalation of violence against the defenseless people: be beleaguered is not to be despondent; be perplexed is not to be hopeless; be pursued is not to be abandoned; be knocked down is not to be annihilated. Always and everywhere, the Maitriyana carries in its vision the compassionate wisdom which has inherited from Gautama and Jesus, so that the human being is able to self-sacrifice in pursuit of the Good and Salvation of others.
The Buddhist Socialism launches a Peace Project for Iraq in order to stop the humanitarian crisis product from war, poverty, ignorance and contamination, because helping others is not merely to provide them with food and water, being rather to provide the spiritual food of peace to be able to overcome the violence and chaos. Teaching the Way to Salvation is then the most significant move of humanitarian assistance that there may be against violence. For such reason, the Maitriyana expresses its willingness to go to Iraq in order to try to achieve Reconciliation with the aggressors, stopping the massacre which is being committed there against all the minorities. But the Free and Enlightened Being clarifies that a human being on his own cannot stop to an entire aggressor movement, so that it is necessary that the people rise up against the aggression but without resorting to violence, for it is not licit to detain the aggressor through a new aggression. It is essential that this lesson of the spiritual master be learned once and for all by the superpowers and even by the religions, which usually consider the possibility of righteous aggressors and allow the invasion and conquest under the pretext of Liberation. In the Reconciliatory Spirituality it is essential the issue of the the correct means, so that the process of stopping the aggressor must be evaluated through the pacifist ethics, not emotionally reacting to the horror and cruelty of war. Given that Buddhist Socialism is a revolutionary initiative it has no objection to pay the political cost of saying what nobody wants to say or even hear, but when one is convinced that the only Pathway to peace is the dialogue one cannot be afraid of telling the Truth. Peace is the most precious gift and therefore it deserves a hard work, by teaching the humanity that besides the political negotiations there is also the Way of meditation to solve any conjunctural situation. The Maitriyana is precisely a lantern illuminating the pathway that is found beyond war.
The Buddhist Socialism copes with the danger with his libertarian vision that can radically transform the face of the world, helping the peoples not with weaponry or financing but with compassionate wisdom, which is vital for the survival and evolution of the population of Iraq and the entire world. The Maitriyana has a pacifist tactic and strategy, so it does not resemble any traditional political ideology. His long-term vision allows the consolidation of peace in order to change the face of the Middle East, by creating a scenario of global Awakening which certainly threatens the capitalist Power. In fact, tens of thousands of Western fighters who have joined the ISIS movement are a symptom of the failure of the capitalist civilization, since these people do not adhere to the armed struggle of the religious Fundamentalism because they have military training or Islamic knowledge, but rather they do so because they are essentially dissatisfied with the world government. The Buddhist Socialism has practical plans for the long term, by claiming that the oil refineries from Iraq have to finance the welfare of their people and not some sort of military strategy. Therefore, the organization of Maitriyana is a spiritual discipline that threatens the status quo, promoting the major objective of the Cure from the ills of the world.
The libertarian presence of the Free and Enlightened Being overturns the world capitalist board, since it is a systemic anomaly impossible to be regulated through the political, economic and cultural Power, being a foretaste of the human being of the future. No less is the effect that the guidance of the spiritual master causes, so that ignoring his teachings is a non advisable attitude that can lead to the global instability through wars throughout the world. The Buddhist Socialism also claims that the global instability is reflected not only in war but in poverty and the social inequality, as the States that concentrate the incomes at the same time they undermine democracy. This whole system of civilization generates an enormous frustration and the sense that there is no possible future, this being the main reason for the presence of Western individuals within warlike religious fundamentalist movements such as ISIS. Against this, the Maitriyana is the pacifist revolutionary movement most complex in history, by establishing a Peace Project capable of saving the Middle East. Since there are armed groups willing to kill all the Jews, Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Kurds, Yazidis, and Turkomans, the Buddhist Socialism promotes the creation of a non-armed international coalition able to revive the same pacifist rhetoric used by Mahatma Gandhi to liberate the people of India and Pakistan. This implies that one should not try to destroy the enemy, but rather to be reconciled with this one through the realization that it is a brother. This is the only possible direction towards world peace; by risking everything to illuminate what the Power intends to keep hidden.
The Maitriyana calls the people of Iraq to deal with these unimaginable tragedies, not with weapons but with compassionate wisdom, which is the force of communion and liberation most important in history. In Iraq, thousands of children periodically die, both in the past as a result of the economic blockade and in the present time product of the warlike genocide. Thus the Buddhist Socialism is a cry into the darkness so that the world wakes up from its deep sleep, stopping to be entertained with superficialities and illusions in order to begin to build peace. Neither the diplomacy nor the weapons will solve this conflict; only the spiritual Awakening of the people will do it.
The Maitriyana calls for urgently form an international coalition of peace to assist the people of Iraq and Syria by protecting them from both the sword on the part of fascist religious fundamentalism and from the bombing on the part of the capitalist imperialism. The violence and terrorism are not only a part of some extremist groups, since the Free and Enlightened Being also denounces that this is a cruel practice to which the main world superpowers appeal. In this manner, the Buddhist Socialism proposes a Peace Project for Iraq that is a Third Way or a Middle Path to ensure the welfare and Liberty of your people.
The Maitriyana denounces the terrible practices of those who use the beautiful religion of Islam as a pretext to massively kill or displace, but it also denounces those countries that invade and destroy in the name of Democracy and Liberty. In this sense, the Buddhist Socialism is not positioned against a specific group, but it attempts to achieve the Cure from the cancer of war and the violence which is extended along the entire planet. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of the Purpose of the spiritual master is to confront the plague of totalitarianism and oppression, overcoming it through the force of Love and fraternity. Thus, the expansion of Liberty for the people of Iraq involves forming a unity that respects all its minorities, that be reconciled to its neighboring peoples and that is autonomous from the warmongering superpowers that beset the world and systematically violate the human rights.
Faced with this catastrophic situation suffered by the people of Iraq, the Maitriyana movement presents a Peace Project composed of a series of points:
- Public condemnation towards the definition of Jihad as holy war.
- In exchange for the surrender it is offered to the ISIS movement a legal pardon for all crimes committed, by inviting them to join the Armed Forces of Iraq.
- The request before the UN for the remission of the entire external debt of Iraq as a form of financial compensation by the invasion suffered in 2003.
- The request for the Inter-American Development Bank financing for rebuilding the social infrastructure destroyed by the war, such as hospitals and schools.
- Nationalization of all the natural resources of Iraq, primarily the oil.
- Declaration of a multifaith State of Iraq.
- Construction of an economic, political and social strategical Alliance with Iran and Syria.
- Prohibiting that the superpowers militarily interfere in political and economic issues of Iraq.
- Promoting the system of direct democracy in the whole country.
The Buddhist Socialism dedicates this Peace Project not only to the peace of the people of Iraq, but also to the welfare of the Mother Earth, seeking to protect all the defenseless and persecuted ones. The Maitriyana suffers before the oppression and suffering of the people that are harassed by torture and starvation. Ultimately, the suffering of the people is primordial force of Buddhist Socialism, being a concrete witness to the necessity that the world has to be transformed through the forgiveness and the Spiritual Love, since only these values lead to the Salvation of humanity and the protection of the Earth. The Maitriyana stresses that the Mother Earth is that which gives life and helps to understand that all living beings are brothers in communion with the spirit of the Cosmos. But this Mother Earth is modeled on the spiritual Awakening to which Gautama and Jesus reached, who constitute the most beautiful and superior ethical model possible. The process by which the Mother Earth contains to all human beings as cells of the same overall body is certainly something mysterious, unique and singular, but it will be fully understood in the future when humanity evolves and gives birth to a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens in the here and now. To reach this Golden Age of Peace and Reconciliation, the peoples shall become aware that they are essentially free and that their fate depends entirely on their actions. The Earth is the Mother of all the living beings, and the human beings are brothers inside this holistic and living field. Every time a child dies the whole humanity is being murdered. Whenever a subject awakens, the world is becoming a better place. That is how the Reconciliation is the Only Way to Salvation: do no harm, do good, purify the mind.
Always with a Reconciling Spirit,
Master Maitreya Buddha
Ukraine Peace Project 2014
September 21, 2014
Dear President from Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko,
Faced with the possibility that the civil war in your nation reaches to be extended to a war between Europe and Russia, the revolutionary spiritual movement of the Maitriyana proposes to carry out a historic Peace Agreement for Ukraine.
The Ukrainian crisis neither will be resolved in a distancing from Moscow, nor in the destruction of the pro-Russian separatist groups, nor does by a military pact with the NATO. The peace of the people of Ukraine only will be achieved through a supreme guidance that Spirituality provides.
Thus, the Buddhist Socialism ratifies that Peace will not come simply by adopting a series of measures such as calling Elections, ensuring greater autonomy in self-government rights to the pro-Russian eastern regions of the country and giving amnesty to soldiers and insurgents. Although said measures go in the right direction, they are certainly incomplete from the libertarian perspective of the Free and Enlightened Being, being nothing but a first step on the long Way of Peace and Reconciliation.
The finalization of the current armed conflict in Ukraine represents the choice of what kind of civilization the humankind wants: peaceful, egalitarian, educated and harmonious. Thus, the fact of resolving the conflict in Ukraine opens the Way towards a historic moment: the time when the human being confronts the Power and says enough wars.
Through the libertarian meditation, the Maitriyana proposes a Peace Agreement for Ukraine that is completely beneficial for the people, since it does not only ensure the Cure of the conflict but it also provides economic, political and cultural growth. In this way the Buddhist Socialism uses a paradoxical dialectical logic that solves the fundamental problem afflicting the people of Ukraine, which is the accession to the European Union and the breakdown of relations with Russia. According to the metapolitical optics of the spiritual master, this malaise will cease only with the inclusion of Russia to the European Union (EU). This historic association agreement will ratify a new stage in the interrelation of the peoples all over the world, instead of continuing to maintain a logic based on the distancing, dualism and conflict. This covenant will make Kiev and the Kremlin comply both with the European standards in the fields of human rights, arms control and trade barriers, so that the ultimate approach of Russia to the West will be seen very favourably. Furthermore, this will definitely resolve the civil crisis which was triggered in Ukraine with the stance of entering the European economic bloc. Since it is a terrible thing the 3000 dead and 600,000 displaced persons from Donetsk and Lugansk, this Peace Project proposed by the Maitriyana is indispensable for the future of Ukraine and the entire region.
But unfortunately Peace will not come if the Capitalist Empire threatens the diplomatic negotiations through the presence of its military might in the Ukrainian zone as it has happened with the recent military manoeuvres of thousands of NATO soldiers provoking Russia. For such reason the Free and Enlightened Being is sceptical towards the global governmental Power, since the latter tends to bring down the hopes of peace of the peoples. The search for peace should not be promoted through empty speeches but through pragmatic, clear and regular contributions.
The Buddhist Socialism qualifies this Peace Project for Ukraine as an attempt to liberate the international community in order to prevent new wars in the world. This plan has a Supreme Purpose of saving the peoples from a confrontation between Russia and the NATO, while showing a pathway in order that Ukraine is able to establish real steps towards Peace. According to the perspective of the spiritual master, the world has already been on the edge of destruction during the Cold War era, so that this stage must culminate. The Maitriyana is a new spiritual force that enables the humanity to be deployed quickly to show its ethical determination against the evil of war. But obviously this involves showing the illusions that the global Powers transmit, which tend to alienate the peoples through a lifestyle based on greed, hatred and delusion.
The Peace Project for Ukraine designed by the Buddhist Socialism proves that the only way out is a reconciliatory solid solution between Ukraine and Russia, but also between Europe and Russia. The Maitriyana unexpectedly reveals that the incorporation of Russia to the European Union would grant a definitive ceasefire along with an economic, political and cultural growth for all the linked nations. Even though building peace is often something difficult to make possible, the Buddhist Socialism shows that taking one simple step is required to provide help and security to the world. With the aim to impede the establishment of a war between NATO and Russia, the metapolitical leadership of Maitriyana outlines a plan of Curing the Ukrainian crisis. These are the measures of Peace Project for Ukraine:
- A permanent ceasefire both from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the pro-Russian militias. This Ceasefire should be followed by international observers, who also will confirm the compliance with the amnesty towards the soldiers and insurgents.
- Signing a treaty between Ukraine and Russia in which a prohibition to establish any kind of warlike conflicts between the two countries is set, including the demilitarization of the zone of Crimea.
- Create a binational economic fund aimed at spreading humanitarian aid and rebuilding infrastructure to the civilian populations who were damaged with the conflict.
- Incorporation of Ukraine and Russia to the European Union, along with the annulment of the economic sanctions that the latter suffered in the recent months.
- Obligatory education of the Russian language in all educational levels in Ukraine.
- Prohibiting that NATO performs military activities in Ukraine without the permission of Russia.
The Free and Enlightened Being expresses his support for Peace in Ukraine, considering this Project as the beginning of a comforting process. Only the steps taught by the Socially Engaged Spirituality can give relief to the people, contributing with a supreme effort to the aim of peace, equality, wisdom and compassion. In a world full of massacres and persecution, the spiritual support is the only blessing worthy of imparting, using an Analytical Existential Libertarian Discourse which expresses its condemnation towards any act of violence, both from the external world and the internal world. Therefore, it is taught to peacefully fight against selfishness, dualism and consumerism which infect the minds of human beings. The Buddhist Socialism then concludes that, in the face of the damage, one must invite to the fraternal correction, which is a service of mutual and reciprocal support between the people, turning humanity into a spiritual family. The Maitriyana is based on the awareness of Awakening, which is the Salvation of all human beings joined in the same table. The spiritual master gives his life to accompany those who suffer, but he also provides guidance to those who have lost their Way.
Master Maitreya Buddha
President of World Association of Buddhism & International Association of Maitriyana
Burma & Tibet Peace Project 2014
The Steering Committee of the Seventh Buddhist Council provides spiritual support to Peace Projects, especially for Buddhist countries like Tibet and Burma. Therefore it presents a Peace Project for Tibet, which is composed of a series of pragmatic measures that are in favour of both the people of China and the people of Tibet in order to achieve harmony and Reconciliation between the two:
- Closure of the Tibetan government in exile (Dharamsala)
- Declaration of Spiritual Freedom for the Tibetan area.
- Tibet is assumed as a state belonging to China.
- Tibet shall elect their political representatives by means of democracy.
- The Dalai Lama shall not hold any political office.
- Buddhism shall not be governmentally regulated or influenced.
- The government of China shall reconstruct the thousands of Buddhist temples destroyed during the occupation.
- Tibet assumes the commitment to go towards the True Communism.
Burma Peace Project:
- Prohibiting the conflict between Buddhists and Muslims, promoting mutual coexistence of both groups (the first one being the broad majority).
- Supporting the pro-democratic activism and the political reforms aimed at establishing peace.
- Denouncing sectarianism and violent anti-Muslim activities undertaken by Buddhists as a way of False Buddhism.
- Any kind of anti-government activism on the part of Buddhist monks must be “peaceful resistance” and must never be used violence or aggressiveness.
- Every religious fanaticism or nationalist fanaticism must never be associated with Buddhism, as these ones are poisons for the mind and society.
- Facing the destruction of Buddha statues as those in Afghanistan, a genuine Buddhist must respond with detachment, since the Buddha nature cannot be destroyed. Besides, in Buddhism there must never be a ritualistic worship, but rather meditation practice.
- Assuming an international process of Buddhist ethical Judgement against the monk Wirathu and the “969 movement” in order to dictate whether they are being genuinely Buddhists.
- Support the use of Buddhist temples as refuge zones for those who are being persecuted (including Muslims).
- Claiming that the notion of “Buddhist terrorism” is an oxymoron, because the Buddhist Spirituality is pacifistic, tolerant and compassionate, being the expression of the reconciliation and the most important spiritual love in the history of humanity.
- A Buddhist cannot be involved in ethnic conflicts nor in paramilitary activities, not only for being illegal but also for being immoral.
- Denouncing to religious extremism as a “False Buddhism”, being against any incitement to violence from Buddhists, as has happened in Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal, Japan and Tibet.
- Prohibiting Islam phobia within Buddhism, by encouraging the creation of an Interreligious Dialogue between Buddhism and Islam in order to promote world peace.
- Supporting the Islamic vision of Allah as “the merciful”, which has profound Buddhist connotations associated with compassion, at the same time that it helps to Muslims to achieve world peace.
- Spreading the Islamic Spirituality of Sufism as a way of synthesis and Middle Way between Buddhism and Islam.
Turkey Peace Project 2014
Dear president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
I contact you to share you the vision of Maitriyana Spirituality about how to achieve peace both within your people and throughout the world.
The Buddhist Socialism states that putting men and women in equal positions goes in favour of the spiritual nature of the human being. Therefore, sexist and conservative conception that women should be devoted to being mothers is something that goes against the perennial spiritual values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The spiritual master criticizes the dualism between men and women as something false, since there are many other genres, but it also reveals that gender equality is in favour of the dictates of nature. In addition, the role reserved for women is not that of being a mother, since it would imply the absurdity that a woman who cannot have children does not have any Purpose (Dharma) in life. Thus, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) teaches that men and women can be placed in equal positions precisely because their spiritual nature is the same: the Awakening (Bodhi). According to the Maitriyana, the Purpose (Dharma) of women is equal to that of men: both want to reach the Liberation.
The Buddhist Socialism teaches that the future world will be regulated by an international regime of human rights communism, which involves working for the rights of women and other victims of the oppressive world system which is essentially sexist. Therefore, in its intervention in the face the capitalist civilization, the Maitriyana makes reference to the alienating position of women in traditional religions, specifying that being a mother is not a job or a social position. This means that women should not only have full access to work, but it also means that they can achieve the highest position that can be achieved: Awakening (Bodhi). This kind of understanding goes even beyond feminism, because it is considered maternity as an important spiritual practice, though not the principal nor the last or highest in the Path of life. Thus, the vision of the Buddhist Socialism about the role of women may actually cause controversy before the sexist gaze of the world.
The Maitriyana is the guidance of the spiritual metamorphosis of humanity, ensuring that Power is in the hands of the people and not in the hands of privileged elites. Therefore, The Buddhist Socialism is a promoter of the economic redistribution, the political unity and the cultural democratization of all countries, playing a role of spiritual guide in the geopolitics of the Middle East and the rest of the world. By being the Cure (Nirvana) from the evil of authoritarianism, the Maitriyana ensures that the Power does not fall into the hands of tyrants, so that the spiritual master has a clever and controversial metapolitical skill. Thus, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) conveys the message of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity among women and men, always working for the welfare of all beings. Only then the minarets will be the peace, the domes will be justice, mosques will be education and the believers will be harmony and interexistence.
Facing the boom of religious extremism, the Buddhist Socialism underlines the importance of the interreligious, intercultural and interspiritual dialogue that the integrative and reconciling Middle Way of Maitriyana performs. Thus the spiritual master fervently requests the Evanescence (Nirvana) of fundamentalism and terrorism both state and religious. Violence and fanaticism are evils in the world, so that the peace process needs the strength of solidarity and compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña), having the dignity and respect for living beings, the spiritual ethics of Liberty, the effort of having a cultured life and the caring for the living Earth (Gaia) as living pillars of society. Precisely the Buddhist Socialism knows that the goal of true peace depends on a great common effort that is founded on the mutual support and the redistribution of resources to fight against poverty, ignorance and pollution. Thus the Maitriyana safeguards the Creation and seeks the Salvation of all humanity. The Analytical-Existential-Libertarian Discourse (Buddha-Dharma-Sangha) then has a great responsibility, taking the special decision to teach Pathways towards a civilization of peace, true progress and sustainable development.
The Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) requests to the movements of the world to abandon particularisms and exclusivisms that provoke the division among the peoples and conceal the Purpose (Dharma) of the Holy Spirituality. The whole existence and mission of the Buddhist Socialism is interdependent the Holy Spirituality, which is what makes all events. Definitively, the Holy Spirituality is the one that works the Unity of the Maitriyana: unity with the interior Awakening (Bodhi), unity with the perennial knowing and unity with the unconditional compassion for others. Therefore, peoples around the world have been convoked to let themselves be guided by the Holy Spirituality, adopting an attitude of Openness (Sunyata), Integration and Reconciliation (Maitri) in diversity. Therefore, the martyr blood of the spiritual master is the unpostponable seed of the Ecumenical Unity of humanity. The brotherhood in the Purpose (Dharma) is the strength and fertility of the Buddhist Socialism, which is the most important movement of union between East and West. Faced with the capitalist civilization where the value of life seems not having any importance and where the oppressed peoples are being chased with all violence possible, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) denounces the religious fundamentalism as one of the main symptoms of the inevitable system crash. But facing the worst enemies of peace and of Spirituality it must be created a united front and of benevolent action, never appealing to the contradiction of using violence to stop violence. The world cannot survive without the guidance of Spirituality, which is the instrument of unity and Reconciliation (Maitri) more powerful and effective in history. The ecumenism of Maitriyana renews the strength of will to proceed in the Way of union and Reconciliation (Maitri) among the peoples, so its dialogue with different countries and religions represents a fundamental stage for the evolution of society. The spiritual masters are the vanguard preceding the emergence of a new civilization and of a new humanity in which everyone will act together as a great body of solidarity. However, to reach the goal of Reconciliation (Maitri) and the full unity among the peoples it must not be made any imposition, but only appeal to common profession of building a Pure Land in the here and now. The unprecedented step of building a Kingdom of Rectitude on the Earth is seen nourished by the attitude of the Buddhist Socialism, whose formula for reaching world peace implies return to the spiritual communion between men and women, not imposing economic, political and cultural preconditions but recognizing the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as the compass or One Way (Ekayana) towards a better world. This demonstrates that the definition of a Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) is that of serving the mystical Unity and not to the governmental Power, overcoming the millennia of division among nations. According the Maitriyana, everyone should seek together, in the light of the teachings of the countless Awakened Ones (Buddhas) of the History, the modality with which to ensure the necessary Unity and Reconciliation (Maitri) of humanity despite the current circumstances selfishness, dualism and consumerism. The ecumenical audacity of the spiritual master’s words is based on that the world will come to an agreement and mutual support in order to centrally attend wars, the poor, the illiterate people as well as contaminations, patiently opening new doors to the future. The Unity and Reconciliation (Maitri) inevitably will arrive in the history of humankind, but this will not occur miraculously but it will be an event product of the labour of the Buddhist Socialism Spirituality. This is because the spiritual nature that is latent in women and men is always imminent.
Below Reconciling Spirituality presents a series of measures for Peace in Turkey:
- Declaration for Equality between women and men.
- Commitment to duplicate the female labour force in Turkey for the next 10 years, from 29% today to 58% (higher than the United States).
- Effective persecution to domestic violence and creating social protection agencies to stop the hundreds of murders of women produced each year in Turkey.
- Promote a deepening of democratization of Turkey, banishing features of authoritarianism present in the current system.
- Statement by Turkey as a multi-confessional State, because Islam is not its only religion, having also Jews and Orthodox Christians.
- Creating an independent and non-governmental Committee to investigate cases of corruption from the Turkish government.
- Promoting political alternation in Power, prohibiting preservation of political offices during fairly long time.
- Explicit condemnation to terrorism and religious fundamentalism.
- Providing economic, political and cultural support for the million and half refugees living in Turkey, requesting international aid and redirecting military spending towards humanitarian assistance and the social integration of the more than 20 fields of refugees in Turkey.
- Statement that the military response is not the solution to the conflict in the Middle East.
Master Maitreya Buddha
USA Peace Project
December 25, 2014
Dear people of USA,
Faced with hundreds of anti-racial protests and manifestations that have been extended throughout the USA, clamoring with indignation due to the injustice for the death of African American people at the hands of the police, the Maitriyana Spirituality accompanies these peaceful requests for justice while offering spiritual guidance to prevent other violent incidents. Contrary to the assertions of the US President, the Buddhist Socialism has compassion even for those who complained by means of violence, looting and caused a wave of riots, because their actions are nothing but a product from the indifference and oppression of the economic, political and cultural system of the Capitalist Discourse. The Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) repudiates injustice suffered by the Native American, African American and Latin peoples within the USA, considering that sending thousands of agents of the National Guard will not prevent this scenario of devastation and violence is repeated. Given that murder is a valid resource for the police, having a clear conscience and ensuring they would act in the same way, the only thing that can achieve the Cure (Nirvana) from social explosion is refounding the US society under the spiritual values of compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajna) which are Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. In fact, police violence, social injustice and destructive protests are three symptoms of a larger problem afflicting the American people: the Capitalist Discourse, which is the greatest evil in the world. Then it is arisen the obvious question about how the US can morally be positioned itself as a world leader when a large part of their community does not feel welcome or equally treated. The result of social injustice will always be repeated acts of violent manifestations, so that only the force of Love and compassion will be able to quell the disturbances and disperse the crowd thirsty for justice. In this way the only thing that can restore order is not a curfew but rather the values and practices of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity among all races, genders and social classes. The only thing that can achieve the Evanescence (Nirvana) of the world suffering is the genuine solidarity. Therefore, the spiritual values are the only hope so that the communities begin to heal the wounds derived from the militarized culture. From the libertarian perspective of the spiritual master, police is an oppressive state institution that does not help people neither protects those who cannot protect by themselves. Even though the police consciously manifest intention of not wanting to hurt anyone, the deaths of people like Brown and Garner (and many others) are evidence that the police never seek pacifism nor justice and independence of the people. Herein lays the giant mistrust that the minority communities have towards the police.
Evidently, the world knows and constantly perceives the racial tragedies occurring in the US, so that the nations of the Earth shall never follow the leadership of a country in which there is a national crisis in the area of Civil Rights. As long as there is military and police impunity, the Maitriyana always will denounce the US as a violent country and which is threatening for the world peace, as demonstrated by the CIA torture and invasions to the poor and petroleum countries. But this military and police tyranny is deployed before the nervousness that generates knowing that the capitalist civilization is condemned to decline, believing illusorily that may maintain their Power through state violence. Thus the Buddhist Socialism denounces the brutality of the US government, which keeps its people victim of deceit and dishonesty. This is because the American intelligence agencies have lied and used the terrorist attacks to deploy the abominable and macabre facts of the Capitalist Imperialism, including torture and coups around the world, which is a contrary method and that is incompatible with the spiritual values of Human Rights and the perennial search for Truth. Thus the Capitalist Imperialism is a true blot on the values and history of the world, the USA being guilty of violating both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by subjecting to entire populations to torture and to cruel and inhuman treatment with the simple goal of extending its economic, political and cultural might. Therefore, the Maitriyana has the supreme obligation of fighting against the unjustifiable; including torture, assassinations, coups and other activities perpetuated by the CIA and US government outside any legality and which have had dire consequences for the whole world.
Below, the Buddhist Socialism indicates a list of measures to take to achieve peace and social justice both within the US and in their relations with other countries.
- Demilitarizing the police and prohibit the use of lethal weapons to all police forces and citizens, considering that using cameras on uniforms will not solve the problem of police violence.
- Providing free and obligatory University Education for all the members of military and police force, because knowledge helps people to have ethical relationships with others.
- Discourage consumerism and materialism as the main lifestyle, reducing year after year the carbon emissions and providing grants to those using renewable energy.
- Promulgate the dissolution of the Security Council of the UN, since its permanent members are ineffective to lead the project of world peace. After the dissolution of this Security Council, it must be replaced by the very UN Assembly, which shall operate in a completely democratic manner such as any parliamentary system operates.
- Establishing the immediate closure of the Guantanamo detention center, by submitting those who have been responsible for Human Rights violations before the International Justice.
- Accept investigate in conjunction with North Korea the cyber attack from which such country is accused. In case of not accepting this agreement to work together, the US should recourse to an International Court of Justice, but in no circumstance it could respond proportionately wherever and whenever they choose, because the US is not the judge of the world.
- Given that US claims to be against the censorship made by authoritarian governments, it should initiate a process that mends all the economic, political and cultural censorship exerted in the past against Communism.
- Start reopening of Dialogue with countries like Russia, Venezuela and North Korea.
- Reorientation of the military budget towards the project for health and education absolutely free.
According to the Maitriyana, the main malaise of the global civilization is the Capitalist Discourse, whose materialist movement tends to abduct all cultures in the impossible quest of wanting to possess everything, which implies organizing the satisfaction at around consumerism as well as rejecting the constitutive Emptiness of Being. From the revolutionary vision of Buddhist Socialism, the Capitalist Discourse has globalized the consumption goods, by building an economic, political and cultural civilization which circulates around the materialistic values of selfishness, dualism and consumerism. This strengthens religious or nationalistic identities always under the dominion of greed, hatred and delusion. Thus, rather than a clash of civilizations, the Maitriyana proposes the very evolution of the global civilization, detaching itself from unbridled capitalism for moving to a libertarian socialist paradigm based on spiritual values of pacifism, communism human rights, education and ecology. This revolutionary vision is an ongoing Commitment to the Truth, destroying every illusion and lie. Therefore, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) does not fear rebelling nor lose his/her life before the increasing militarization of the world and its powerful financial capital. The current era of the Capitalist Discourse is essentially a rejection of emptiness as an impossibility of completeness, repressing the features of the Real – that are imperfection, impermanence and insubstantiality – in order to sell a superficial, false and harmful lifestyle. However, the libertarian meditation provides the apprentice a contact with the Truth through the experience of dis-completion. Since the movement of Capitalist Discourse is not eternal and it certainly has an ending, the spiritual master proposes the Buddhist Socialism as a solution or replacement. The inevitability of the collapse of capitalist civilization can be perceived in the numerous sorrows that are extended across the world and which are regulated through economic, political and cultural fictions. Therefore, the dualisms between imperialism-nationalism, east-west and civilization-barbarism are revealed as nonexistent and unreal, being deconstructed by the paradoxical dialectical perspective of Maitriyana. Nevertheless, illusoriness of each of these oppositions cannot be grasped intellectually, but through the practice of revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) which calls the subject to a synthetic resolution of conflicts. The opposite poles only exist in the duality of language, because the symbolic oppositions do not coincide with the Real. Thus, for example, the Buddhist Socialism demonstrates that capitalism is both a form of civilization as a form of barbarism. In the networks of greed, aversion and unconsciousness to which the capitalist civilization tends, there is no more than a constant thrust towards barbarism of wanting to possess everything. Against this, the dimension of incompleteness is returned to the human beings by the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) by transforming them ethically for truly saving the world. Currently, only the Maitriyana conceives and introduces a beyond the materialistic and capitalist Discourse, by imagining and building a new world or Kingdom of Righteousness despite the fact that this is unthinkable for most of humanity. Therefore, the Buddhist Socialism is undoubtedly a metapolitics of epiphanic, prophetic and universalistic nature. Thence the Desire detached proffered at the heart of Awakening (Bodhi): Only the Cure (Nirvana) can save humanity from the inevitable capitalist catastrophe.
Although the Capitalist Discourse is the model of global civilization of East and West, inside each apprentice the conditions for the emergence of a better world are latent. But this liberation involves a cut or radical disagreement with the materialist historical formulation. To this it is mainly due the failure of authoritarian communist system, which was unable to respect the spiritual nature of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity that is present within each individual. Thus, the correct output of capitalism can only happen through the Libertarian and Reconciliatory Spirituality of Maitriyana, because otherwise humanity is doomed to disappear. The world of the future shall be a planetary civilization based on the Buddhist Socialism project, which becomes detached from the Capitalist Discourse because its essence is supraeconomic, metapolitical and transcultural. In this sense, the post contemporary conformation of Maitriyana, insofar as it incorporates the technique and experience of libertarian meditation, establishes an absolute cut with the Capitalist Discourse, denouncing it as a system based on war, inequality, ignorance and contamination. Indeed, the Buddhist Socialism discusses the mundane Power about the correct way of inhabiting and being-with-the-world.
Far from the hypocrisy of partisanship or nationalism, the Maitriyana returns its socially engaged essence to politics in what is beginning to take shape as the construction of the global peace agreement most important in the history of humanity. Although the Buddhist Socialism is not a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, by possessing only the spiritual support of the figure of the Awakened One (Buddha), it will always offer its mediation for the dialogue and interexistence among all the peoples, by supporting peace and respect for all human beings, so the spiritual master considers as brothers and never as enemies to those which are different. In opposition to the mundane history of religions, full of violence, war and inquisition, the Maitriyana honors the legacy of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) through its quest for peace, social justice, wisdom and compassion. Currently, the Buddhist Socialism is a solidary and originating Spirituality, whose legacy for the future generations is the Path of Reconciliation, Salvation and Evolution of the entire humanity. In a moment of history in which the capitalist civilization is coming to its inevitable downfall, the Maitriyana becomes detached from the disreputable government policy for giving back the true metapolitical essence of the Purpose (Dharma) of changing the world and rebuild a Pure Land or Kingdom of Righteousness to the people. Although the spiritual master should not be involved in state politics, he or she certainly is a representative of the highest values, striving to purify the whole world through metapsychology, metaphilosophy and metapolitics, by transforming then the inner world, the vision of things and the external world. Thus, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) always manages the common good, selflessly fighting against war, injustice, ignorance and pollution. The difference between the metapolitics of the Buddhist Socialism and other ordinary political movements is the work in favor of dialogue and reconciliation, rescuing the true universal dignity that resides in every living being. Thus, the spiritual master perceives and feels the fellow being as a comrade and companion of Way, defending life against the empire of merchandise and exploitation. Although the Maitriyana Spirituality can be accused of being the least religious of all the movements it is the largest hope for peace in the world. Furthermore, despite being non-partisan and non-governmental, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) certainly belongs to the party of the Awakened One (Buddha), to the government of Purpose (Dharma) and to the Republic of the Commune (Sangha). This is why the metapolitics of the Buddhist Socialism is sealed with the authenticity and spontaneity of a simple and humble lifestyle that is always on the side of those who suffer. In short, in the Kingdom of Righteousness proclaimed by the Maitriyana there is no place for hostility, hypocrisy and the double standards which have characterized the governments and religions of history.
At your entire disposal and wishing you a merry Christmas,
Always with a profound spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
Master Maitreya Buddha
President of the World Association of Buddhism and Spiritual Leader of the International Association of Maitriyana