In Mahayana Buddhism, both a Buddha and a bodhisattva, Maitreya is the Buddha of the Future, successor to Sakyamuni. Maitreya currently waits in Tushita Heaven until the time arrives for him to descend to earth. He is frequently depicted wearing a crown (signifying his bodhisattva status) and his seated posture with right elbow resting on right knee. Fingers touching his jaw may convey pensiveness.
The Buddha of the Future, also known as the Buddha of Compassion. (Maitreya is the Sanskrit word for compassion). Buddhism holds that in the future the world will be so full of chaos and unhappiness that the Future Buddha will feel compassion for all the world's inhabitants. Legend says that the Maitreya will come from the West.
the Buddha expected to come in the future as the fifth and last of the earthly Buddhas; he is believed to reside in the Tushita heaven until then (about 30,000 years from now); the cult of Maitreya is widespread in Tibetan Buddhism.
The Buddha who is expected to come in the future, known to all schools of Buddhism. He is worshipped as a being who guides those who confess their wrongs, and teachers who become discouraged. He is sometimes depicted as the "Laughing Buddha" with his hands stretched over his head, a smile on his face, and a large, bare stomach.
After Shakyamuni Buddha, the next (fifth) of the thousand buddhas of this fortunate eon to descend to turn the wheel of Dharma. Presently residing in the pure land of Tushita (Ganden). Recipient of the method lineage of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings, which, in a mystical transmission, he passed on to Asanga.
(Mi-le Fo): The next buddha who is currently living in the Tushita Heaven, but who manifests from time to time to teach living beings. Based on his vows and merit, he will transform this earthly realm into a world of saints similar to the â€œWestern Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.â€ Living beings who have a karmic connection with him will become his citizens, see this Buddha, hear the dharma, and attain enlightenment. Name literally means The Loving One. See Shurangama Sutra.
Maitreya Bodhisattva (Sanskrit), Metteyya Bodhisatta (PÄli), or Miroku Bosatsu (Japanese, kanji å¼¥å‹’) is the future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. Maitreya is a Bodhisattva whom Buddhists in general believe will eventually appear on earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. Maitreya Bodhisattva will be the successor of the historic ÅšÄkyamuni Buddha.
Maitreya is an application for Western and Vedic Astrology . The Vedic part supports many parts of classical Vedic astrology and some items of Jaimini Astrology. The Western part supports, among others, the systems of Ebertin and Witte .
Divine spiritual Being with a vibrational energy range beyond that of the levels of the Ascended Masters and just below that of Universal Source. The Ascended Master levels emanate from the Maitreya energies. Maitreya is the inspiration and source for the Lightarian Empowerment Ray and can be viewed as the divine architect for the global/human ascension process here on Earth. We call him the Ascension Master
Lord Maitreya ("he whose name is kindness") holds the office of Cosmic Christ and is known as the Great Initiator. He was the guru of Adam and Eve in the Mystery School known as the Garden of Eden and was also the guru of Jesus Christ.
Rahmat Ahmad, better known by the adopted name of Maitreya, referred to by his supporters as "the Lord Maitreya", describes himself as the World Teacher, and is promoted by Benjamin Creme through the organisation, Share International. According to Creme, Maitreya says he does not come to start a new religion, but rather to aid humanity with our problems, to inspire us to share, to implement justice, freedom, and ultimately create world peace. He also says that he will inaugurate the new time by teaching us who we really are, about our past and future, and about the art of self-realisation.
A sage who was a friend of Dvaipayana Vyasa. Maitreya heard Krishna's discussions with Uddhava just before Krishna's disappearance and passed on what he learned to Vidura. The conversations of Maitreya and Vidura comprise the Third and Fourth Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam.