Contrary to the average Christian’s belief that the Christ comes exclusively for them, He comes as the World Teacher, for all humanity. With the help of His Brother, the Buddha, He will unite East and West, and in particular the different approaches to God of the East and of the West. Not withstanding the Christ’s teaching in Palestine that God is within, the general approach to God in the West has been to see Him as transcendent, above and beyond His creation, essentially unknowable by that creation, only to be worshipped from afar.
The approach of the East, on the other hand, is to see God as immanent, in man and all creation, “closer than hand or foot, closer even than the breath.” He will synthesize these two approaches in the new world religion. The Christ is the great exponent and expression of Love, while the Buddha is the Embodiment of Wisdom. In this coming time, the Christ will fuse and blend these two divine energies and answer the call of the East as well as of the West for succour and guidance. He will be in truth the World Teacher, come to inaugurate the New Age of synthesis and brotherhood, based on the establishment of right human relations.
Excerpt: MAITREYA’S MISSION ~ Volume One… by Benjamin Creme (ch2p55). (image original source unknown)