Maitreya Buddha ~ May 10

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The Maitreya Buddha ~ Avatars

Maitreya wishes to hasten all.
Maitreya wishes that all should be successfully accomplished.
Maitreya wishes you joy.
Maitreya wishes to grant to humanity a gift through the fiery experience of Agni Yoga.
Maitreya wishes to transform life on Earth in the radiance of the Mother of the World.

- Agni Yoga, Hierarchy

The Coming Buddha, Maitreya, is a bodhisattva who is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Śākyamuni Buddha.

Maitreya is typically pictured seated, with either both feet on the ground or crossed at the ankles, on a throne, waiting for his time. Usually he wears a small stupa in his headdress that represents the stupa of the Buddha Sakyamuni's relics to help him identify it when his turn comes to lay claim to his succession, and can be holding a Wheel of Life resting on a lotus. A ceremonial scarf is always tied around his waist. The Stupa on his head was actually seen by disciples when Maitreya received teachings from his master Buddha Śākyamuni as a sign of his outstanding devotion. That is the reason why he is pictured with a Stupa either on his head or in his hands. Also the original Stupa was a crystal one, which stands for the purity of his devotion.

Maitreya currently resides in the Tuṣita Heaven, said to be reachable through meditation. Śākyamuni Buddha also lived here before he was born into the world as all bodhisattvas live in the Tuṣita Heaven before they descend to the human realm to become Buddhas.

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