Maitreya always insisted that we take a step toward him in response to his step toward us. He spoke often of the karmic responsibilities of mankind if we wanted him to be our Teacher. According to Benjamin Creme he descended from the Himalayas in 1977. The karmic give and take that resulted in a slow, stately dance was broken in 2003 when the United States invaded Iraq. Maitreya knew in his heart that his plans for a Day of Declaration would come to nothing, but he remained in London as long as he could, until March of 2017. He resided in that city for a total of 40 years---and of course we recognize the heavy symbolism of that number.
A total of 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. In response the United States fought two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan. 500,000 Iraqis have died and 111,000 Afghans have been killed as a consequence. Surely America's desire for revenge must have been satisfied---but in the first week of March, 2017, the U.S. Air Force conducted 45 airstrikes in Yemen against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). When the United States entered its third war Maitreya acknowledged his defeat, at least temporarily. On March 31 he came to me in the company of the Maha Chohan, Dhjwal Kul, Kuthumi, Morya, and (as a witness) the Master of the Dark Brotherhood. He had embarked on a journey back to the Himalayas and stopped for a few moments to inform one of his disciples. He told me that he had left his affairs in the care of the Bodhisattva Tara, who had often been his assistant in the past. One month later he gave her the official title of World Teacher. Her activity, aside from blog articles, was mostly internal---but it proved to be so successful that Maitreya unexpectedly reappeared in August of 2017, this time in California. He has made Mt. Shasta the base of his operations because there are important disciples in California and he wishes to be near them. As of this time he is preparing a disciple to undertake some of the duties that would have fallen to Krishnamurti, had the young man continued in his role as the “vehicle” who would enable Maitreya to appear in public.
Maitreya has taken back the title of World Teacher, but the Day of Declaration will not take place, and the Masters of the Ageless Wisdom will assume their roles in society quietly and without public notice. The karmic blackness of the actions of the United States is such that the Masters have been forced to return to the methods of past centuries.
Below: The Bodhisattva Maitreya, a statue from Gandhara, near Afghanistan.