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« on: September 01, 2011, 04:28:27 PM »


(Buddhist; Chinese; new age)

Also known as Buddha of the future; future Buddha; lord Maitreya, lord Maitreya maître, happy budda, Hotei, laughing Buddha, Maitreya Buddha, Miroku-Bosatsu.

Historians disagree about Maitreyas history. Many scholars believe that he was a monk named Sthiramati who showed great compassion and kindness towards others. It’s said that Sthiramati was so committed to bringing about happiness the he was bestowed the name Maitreya, which means ‘the loving one.’

However, he's sometimes called Hotei, who was a T'ang dynasty monk renowned for giving candy to children. Chinese Buddhists believe that Hotei was one of Maitreyas incarnations. Others believe that Maitreya incarnated during the time of Krishna as a famous rishi written of in the Vedas, and also during the time of Goutama Buddha's earth life.

In some Buddhist populations, it's believed that Maitreya is the Bodhistattva (enlightened one) who is successor to Goutama Siddhartha as the next Buddha. He often portrayed as a smiling Buddha with a protruding belly, called ‘the Laughing Buddha.’

Its prophesied that between 4-5,000 years after Goutama Buddha left his physical body, Maitreya will reappear on earth in human form when Buddhism needs reigniting. Maitreya will then teach and lead people through example, and eventually replace Goutama Buddha as the Buddha.

In the new age circles, he's called Lord Maitreya, and he's viewed as a member of the Great White Brotherhood, along with Jesus, Saint Germain and Archangel Michael. He's said to be a master of the sixth ray of light of enlightenment and ascension.

He Helps with:

•   Joy
•   Laughter and a sense of humour
•   Lovingness
•   Peace, global and personal

To Connect with Maitreya

Imagine, or look at, a picture of the laughing Buddha-with his huge smile, arms extended joyfully upward, and his large belly protruding. His whole manner exudes the complete release and bliss of a good laugh. Imagine yourself rubbing his belly, and feel how ‘contagious’ his laughter and joy are! Perhaps you'll notice yourself smiling, giggling, or even laughing out loud. Notice how your heart fills with warm love, peace and utter security.

Mentally tell Maitreya about any situation or relationship that troubles you, and notice how he helps you release anxiety. He vows to intervene if you promise to continually monitor yourself for worry, and immediately give all of your concerns to him. Feel the weight lifted from your shoulders, and know that there's nothing to fear.

After spending time with Maitreya, watch a funny movie, read a humorous book, or swap silly stories with a friend. The point is to fully release the situation to him through the followup process of engaging in play, laughter and comedy.

- Doreen Virtue
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