Maitreya, the future Buddha

Maitreya is a Bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition, 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.

Buddha Maitreya - the future Buddha  #Tibetan #Thangka

Buddha Maitreya ~ Maitreya is recognized in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism as the Buddha who will succeed Sakyamuni, currently residing in Tushita heaven. In anticipation of his future Buddhahood, Maitreya may be depicted as already a Buddha.

"To find your desired outcome, follow the path of joy. Your life's purpose is supported by the joy and passion you feel when you're thinking about or working on your purpose. The joy that you feel in relationships keeps them alive, exciting and growing. The joy that comes from your hobbies gives you extra energy. Of all the emotions joy has the highest energy vibration..." ~Power of Joy~ Maitreya~ Ascended Masters Oracle  #powerofjoy #masteroracle #maitreya #staypositive

Today's card reading provides encouragement for those of us who desire more joy in our lives. Call upon Ascended Master Maitraya for more happiness and joy.

Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit. ~ The Buddha ~

Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit. ~ The Buddha ~

Buddha Maitreya Unique

This unusual representation of the Buddha Maitreya makes for a very unique and exquisite Thangka. Combining both traditional and modern techniques this painter has captured the essence of Buddhism today.

Miroku, or the Japanese Maitreya

奈良 中宮寺 弥勒菩薩半跏思惟像 The camphor wood statue of Miroku is a National Treasure dating from theAsuka period. Formerly painted, it is finished in lacquer.

Maitreya Buddha, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh

Close-up of a statue depicting Maitreya at the Thikse Monastery in Ladakh, India. Depictions of Maitreya vary among Buddhist sects.

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Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva - Rubin Museum of Art - Tibet