Maitreya the Future Buddha

This 1988 book is a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the legend that has evolved around the figure of Maitreya.

Maitreya  the Future Buddha

This 1988 book is a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the legend that has evolved around the figure of Maitreya.

The Future Buddha Maitreya

The Book Highlights The Historical Evolution Of Different Phases Of Maitreya Iconography In Various Regions Of The Indian Subcontinent.

The Future Buddha Maitreya

The Book Highlights The Historical Evolution Of Different Phases Of Maitreya Iconography In Various Regions Of The Indian Subcontinent. Dr. Kim Combines Extensive Field-Work With Diverse Literary Sources To Thoroughly Explore Some Problematic Issues.

Maitreya Buddha in I Kuan Tao

The book ends with a brief summary of the beliefs and principles of I-kuan Tao.

Maitreya Buddha in I Kuan Tao

Maitreya Buddha in I-kuan Tao is a comprehensive account of how the Early Buddhist concept of Bodhisattva Maitreya, residing in Tusita heaven abiding time to descend to earth to become the next Buddha, developed and evolved to be the second most important deity of I-kuan Tao. It has been purposely written to answer questions raised by my reader and audiences on the importance of Maitreya Buddha in I-kuan Tao. It traces how Maitreya Buddha gained this most prestigious position through over two millennia of history in Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions, utilizing the major literary works and objects of Buddhist Art of India, Sri Lanka, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal, Indonesia, and Thailand. The book ends with a brief summary of the beliefs and principles of I-kuan Tao.

Maitreya Buddha in Literature History and Art

This excellently illustrated the Maitreya Buddha in Literature, History and Art is a welcome beginning of specialised studies on Maitreya, the future Buddha.

Maitreya Buddha in Literature  History  and Art

Maitreya was known to early Indian Buddhists in three distinct roles --as a member of Sakyamuni's audience,as a great Bodhisattva who rules over the Tusita heaven and welcomes believers to share its joys and as the Buddha-to-be, who in future will attain the Enlightmen and leads countless hosts to salvation. The art and iconography of Maitreya throw on the material culture of India for various centuries. But barring a few excptions there was hardly any comprehensive study on Maitreya from the point of view of an art-historian and art-critic. This excellently illustrated the Maitreya Buddha in Literature, History and Art is a welcome beginning of specialised studies on Maitreya, the future Buddha.

Anarchy in the Pure Land

Anarchy in the Pure Land shows that the modern Chinese reinvention of cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, functioned as an important site for articulating a Buddhist vision of modernity.

Anarchy in the Pure Land

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the twentieth-century reinvention of the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, conceived by the reformer Taixu and promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement. The cult presents an apparent anomaly: It shows precisely the kind of concern for ritual, supernatural beings, and the afterlife that the reformers supposedly rejected in the name of "modernity." This book shows that, rather than a concession to tradition, the reimagining of ideas and practices associated with Maitreya was an important site for formulating a Buddhist vision of modernity. Justin Ritzinger argues that the cult of Maitreya represents an attempt to articulate a new constellation of values, integrating novel understandings of the good, clustered around modern visions of utopia, with the central Buddhist goal of Buddhahood. In Part One he traces the roots of this constellation to Taixu's youthful career as an anarchist. Part Two examines its articulation in the Maitreya School's theology and its social development from its inception to World War II. Part Three looks at its subsequent decline and contemporary legacy within and beyond orthodox Buddhism. Through these investigations, Anarchy in the Pure Land develops a new framework for alternative understandings of modernity in Buddhism.

Buddha of the Future

Focusing on an extraordinary eighth-century statue of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, excavated in north central Thailand in 1964, this volume provides an overview of Buddhist art in Southeast Asia from the seventh to ninth centuries.

Buddha of the Future

Focusing on an extraordinary eighth-century statue of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, excavated in north central Thailand in 1964, this volume provides an overview of Buddhist art in Southeast Asia from the seventh to ninth centuries.

Maitreya on Initiation

Maitreya on Initiation


Mireuksa a Baekje Period Temple of the Future Buddha Maitreya

The comprehensive exploration of the Mireuksa temple plan within the East Asian temple construction tradition has shown that the temple design of the Mireuksa is derived from the "one pagoda, one image hall" plan, namely the Yongningsi plan ...

Mireuksa  a Baekje Period Temple of the Future Buddha Maitreya

The comprehensive exploration of the Mireuksa temple plan within the East Asian temple construction tradition has shown that the temple design of the Mireuksa is derived from the "one pagoda, one image hall" plan, namely the Yongningsi plan in China, the Baekje plan in Korea, and the Shitennoji plan in Japan. The temple's three separate sections recall a general concept found in Chinese cave temples built with the "multiple shrine, but single" concept design during the Northern and Southern dynasties, e.g., the Dunhuang Mogao Caves 272 and 275, the Tanyao Five Caves, the Yungang Caves 9 and 10, and the Three Binyang Caves at Longmen. But, the parallel tripling of pagodas and image halls in the Mireuksa was, so far as is known, an innovative Baekje design uniquely suited to Maitreya's methodologies. Although no direct evidence exists for the Buddhist images of the Mireuksa, we can assume the temple's possible iconography from the physical evidences at the site, the literary sources, and the context of the Maitreya practices in East Asia. The Mireuksa reified the three teaching assemblies of the Buddha Maitreya at the time of Ketumati, which can be seen in several early Chinese examples. From the survey of Buddha Maitreya in East Asia, we can reiterate the well known assumption that the practice of Maitreya had arrived in China from Gandhara and associated regions and moved to Korea and on to Japan as one of the most important forms of Buddhism of the period. It was left to King Mu of the Baekje to build the largest and most elaborate Maitreya temple in all of East Asia.

Maitreya The Light Buddha

The Light Buddha is a Hero Maitreya Buddha the living Christ Buddha Avatar, living during these times-we can all be united in peace and compassion, Mahamudra teaches us oneness and a deep seated wisdom beyond our natural minds by shining ...

Maitreya The Light Buddha

Maitreya The Light Buddha is a book about the future Buddha. It has the same title as the Theosophical Order. There are several reasons for this, for instance, the Founder of the Order, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote in this book some statements which indicate that in the future we will not live in individual isolated worlds but in a new life as a group. Therefore, the new enlightened group life is called "the new life" or "the new world". As for the name, I would say that it has the same meaning as "One World". This means that the humanity will be on one continent, the earth and will live harmoniously, and even with happiness and joy. After so much darkness and destruction of this planet, the darkness will be dissolved and a new era will dawn. Because of the failure of this world, many people have been anxiously waiting for the new arrival. Maitreya is reborn as Koananda Luminosity who you can find on Face Book at Koananda Reiki or email him at [email protected] Maitreya is here to merge Christians and other Religions into Buddhas mind, and to lead us all to the Heaven. Although you may feel afraid when you hear my name or talk to me for the first time, you will see, that now this is not a future event, but a historical event. We have many stories of the past that we can use to bring you to the truth and that no one can deceive you. Who are Maitreya and what does he represent? The Light Buddha is a Hero Maitreya Buddha the living Christ Buddha Avatar, living during these times-we can all be united in peace and compassion, Mahamudra teaches us oneness and a deep seated wisdom beyond our natural minds by shining the light of our pure hearts so we can contemplate and understand what we really want and desire in life.In these times of war and humanity we can act together with our deep desire for peace and compassion in bringing an end to this vicious war on our planet.to keep peace and love and understanding in the world now is when it all counts and we must all do something if we really care about the future we so very much deserve.For without unity we can not bring an end to the wars.Peace for our Children's children!From birth our lives are a Journey of Ignorance leading to Wisdom, what happens when our lives we are growing up are misdirected away from Wisdom?We are conditioned and conditioned to hate and kill.This is the spirit of war, we can not comprehend the concept of universal Peace and can not imagine together with each other the human experience of mind and soul.From birth we learn we are ruled by fear and aggression and hate and fear, we are taught to hate in schools, by TV and our family's.In a world so full of war and hate we have forgotten how to be humans together.Fear is a powerful force.Fear stops us from being human and a compassionate expression of our humanity.Fear is a way of life.Fear the fire, fear the water, fear the cold, fear the wild.Fear the black, fear the white, fear the third world.Fear the blood, fear the kill, fear the kill fear fear the loss.Fear is a way of life.Fear kills our children and families, fear is everywhere when we teach our children to hate.Fear is the root cause of every major conflict on earth.Fear is an idea, an emotion, fear is a human experience, fear has been taught to us so we can act fearfully without feeling, fear has been the oppressor in our lives for so long.The universe is scared of humans because we are so powerful, if we truly looked at fear we would be forced to see it for what it really is-an illusion, fear holds us back from reaching our full potential.If we could stop fearing the rain and start embracing it and know it as our teacher it would change our entire lives and our world.What would happen if we all started to be different, we were able to be open to the universe and experience it as a whole, we could look at the stars and know them as a reflection of oneself-Maitreya is here able to save humanity

Domesticating the Dharma

Domesticating the Dharma provides a much-needed corrective to this view by presenting for the first time a descriptive analysis of the cultic practices that defined and shaped the way Buddhists in Silla Korea understood their religion from ...

Domesticating the Dharma

Western scholarship has hitherto described the assimilation of Buddhism in Korea in terms of the importation of Sino-Indian and Chinese intellectual schools. This has led to an overemphasis on the scholastic understanding of Buddhism and overlooked evidence of the way Buddhism was practiced on the ground. Domesticating the Dharma provides a much-needed corrective to this view by presenting for the first time a descriptive analysis of the cultic practices that defined and shaped the way Buddhists in Silla Korea understood their religion from the sixth to tenth centuries. Critiquing the conventional two-tiered model of elite versus popular religion, Richard McBride demonstrates how the eminent monks, royalty, and hereditary aristocrats of Silla were the primary proponents of Buddhist cults and that rich and diverse practices spread to the common people because of their influence. Drawing on Buddhist hagiography, traditional narratives, historical anecdotes, and epigraphy, McBride describes the seminal role of the worship of Buddhist deities in particular the Buddha Uakyamuni, the future buddha Maitreya, and the bodhisattva Avalokiteuvara in the domestication of the religion on the Korean peninsula and the use of imagery from the Maitreya cult to create a symbiosis between the native religious observances of Silla and those being imported from the Chinese cultural sphere. He shows how in turn Buddhist imagery transformed Silla intellectually, geographically, and spatially to represent a Buddha land and sacred locations detailed in the Avata'saka Sutra (Huayan jing/Hwaom kyong). Emphasizing the importance of the interconnected vision of the universe described in the Avata'saka Sutra, McBride depicts the synthesis of Buddhist cults and cultic practices that flourished in Silla Korea with the practice-oriented Hwaom tradition from the eight to tenth centuries and its subsequent rise to a uniquely Korean cult of the Divine Assembly described in scripture. "

Gautama Buddha s Successor

Powell makes the critical point that the year 2014 not only denotes the beginning of a new 600-year cultural wave in history but also that there is an ancient prophecy applying to this very same year, 2014, which can be interpreted as ...

Gautama Buddha s Successor

Powell makes the critical point that the year 2014 not only denotes the beginning of a new 600-year cultural wave in history but also that there is an ancient prophecy applying to this very same year, 2014, which can be interpreted as pointing to the onset of the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Bodhisattva who will become the future Maitreya Buddha, the successor to Gautama Buddha. Powell also makes the crucial point that the Maitreya Buddha awaited in Buddhism is the same as the Kalki Avatar expected in Hinduism.

The History of the Buddha s Relic Shrine

Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parākrama Paṇḍita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives ...

The History of the Buddha s Relic Shrine

Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parākrama Paṇḍita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives as a bodhisattva and concludes with a prediction about the future Buddha Maitreya.

Sermon of the Chronicle to be

Free prose transaltion of Anagatavamsa desana, an adaptation of the Anagatavamsa by Kassapathera, fl. 1160-1230, on the story of Maitreya, Buddhist deity.

Sermon of the Chronicle to be

Free prose transaltion of Anagatavamsa desana, an adaptation of the Anagatavamsa by Kassapathera, fl. 1160-1230, on the story of Maitreya, Buddhist deity.

The History of the Buddha s Relic Shrine

Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parākrama Paṇḍita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives ...

The History of the Buddha s Relic Shrine

Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parākrama Paṇḍita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives as a bodhisattva and concludes with a prediction about the future Buddha Maitreya.

The Buddha Of Light

The Buddha Of Light is a story about the future Buddha Maitreya, as told by Koananda Luminosity, who seems to have knowledge of the future and otherworldly beings.

The Buddha Of Light

The Buddha Of Light is a story about the future Buddha Maitreya, as told by Koananda Luminosity, who seems to have knowledge of the future and otherworldly beings. The Buddha was a popular character in our founding folklore. He was a Buddha that visited many different civilizations, teaching them the way of the "Light." He sought to rebuild civilization so they would come to understand the true concept of enlightenment. He used energy regeneration as his main strategy for helping the people adapt to a new reality. When the new Buddha comes, he will do the same. He will help the people adapt to a new reality that is more aligned with the Tao and he will become the supreme leader. What I have been most impressed with is Koananda Luminosity's special connection with The Lark, he seems to have a powerful connection with a bird called a Lark. Koananda communicates to me that The Lark was the ancestor to all birds, he told me that The Lark foretold that the arrival of the new Buddha would be caused by a cosmic event of massive proportions. Maitreya will be traveling through the Milky Way galaxy and the transformation is necessary. This mystical event involves star supernovas and the transformation of the solar system. The Buddha Of Light will transform this solar system and unite the solar system with the rest of the universe. He said that it was his mission to make sure all beings adapt to this new reality. In fact, his mission is to help those beings that will not adjust. He told me that his mission is to help them overcome their many inner obstacles and give them peace.

The Ornament of Clear Realization

This Volume Summarizes The Vast Prajnaparamita Text Of 100,000 Verses.

The Ornament of Clear Realization

This Volume Summarizes The Vast Prajnaparamita Text Of 100,000 Verses. This Prajnaparamita Text Along With Its Shorter Versions Of 25,000 And 8,000 Verses Came From The Great Tantric Practitioner Nagarjuna Who Lived In The First Century A.D.

The Heart Sutra and Beyond

Her commentary on this timeless text brings profound insights to those who are new to The Heart Sutra, as well as to those who may have studied and practiced Buddhism for many years.

The Heart Sutra and Beyond

The Heart Sutra and Beyond includes The Heart Sutra in Chinese by Xuánzàng and a refreshing translation into English by Dr. Kwan-yuk Claire Sit. The main theme and purpose of the book is to show how one may practice the perfection of wisdom. Dr. Sit analyzes The Heart Sutra with metaphors, stories, illustrations, Buddhist scriptures, relevant Taoist texts, and anthroposophic teachings. She delves into Anthroposophy to explore the mystical connection between form and emptiness; between Buddhism and esoteric Christianity; between Buddha Gautama and the young Jesus; and between the future Buddha Maitreya and Jesus Christ. She applies her deep understanding of the two Chinese names for Avalokitesvara (Guan-zì-zài) and Sariputra (Shè-lì-zi) to reveal the essence of the sutra. Finally, she notes that anyone can gain great blessing by meditating on a short mantra presented in the sutra. Her commentary on this timeless text brings profound insights to those who are new to The Heart Sutra, as well as to those who may have studied and practiced Buddhism for many years.

A History of Buddhism in India and Tibet

The story then moves to Tibet, with an emphasis on the rulers of the Tibetan empire, the translators of Buddhist texts, and the lineages that transmitted doctrine and meditative practice.

A History of Buddhism in India and Tibet

The first complete English translation of an important thirteenth-century history that sheds light on Tibet’s imperial past and on the transmission of the Buddhadharma into Central Asia. Translated here into English for the first time in its entirety by perhaps the foremost living expert on Tibetan histories, this engaging translation, along with its ample annotation, is a must-have for serious readers and scholars of Buddhist studies. In this history, discover the first extensive biography of the Buddha composed in the Tibetan language, along with an account of subsequent Indian Buddhist history, particularly the writing of Buddhist treatises. The story then moves to Tibet, with an emphasis on the rulers of the Tibetan empire, the translators of Buddhist texts, and the lineages that transmitted doctrine and meditative practice. It concludes with an account of the demise of the monastic order followed by a look forward to the advent of the future Buddha Maitreya. The composer of this remarkably ecumenical Buddhist history compiled some of the most important early sources on the Tibetan imperial period preserved in his time, and his work may be the best record we have of those sources today. Dan Martin has rendered the richness of this history an accessible part of the world’s literary heritage.

A History of Buddhism in India and Tibet

"This volume contains the first full English translation of a thirteenth-century history of Buddhism in India and Tibet.

A History of Buddhism in India and Tibet

"This volume contains the first full English translation of a thirteenth-century history of Buddhism in India and Tibet. That means most of all a complete life of the Buddha with the history of his renunciate order and of early Buddhist authors in India. Midway through, the action moves to Tibet where there is an emphasis on the Tibetan ruling dynasty, the translators of Buddhist texts, and the lineages that transmitted doctrinal understanding, meditative insights, and practical realization. It concludes with a pessimistic account of the demise of the monastic order followed by optimism with the advent of the future Buddha Maitreya. The composer of this remarkably ecumenical Buddhist history remains anonymous but was likely a follower of rare lineages of Dzogchen and Zhijé teachings. He put together some of the most important early sources on the Tibetan imperial period that had been preserved in his times and supplies the best witnesses we have for many of them in our own times"--