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Do you believe Maitreya is an actual entity who some day will be reborn on Earth or a metaphor representing the next person to become a Buddha?

Literal entity
12 (92.3%)
Metaphor
1 (7.7%)

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Offline KarmaPolice

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Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:13:30 am »
The poll question sums it up. What's your view?
Breathing in, we are born
Breathing out, we die
Our life, lasting but the space between them
A mere moment, in an infinite history


Attachment is a choice. The choice to be free of attachment has existed from the moment we first made the choice to be attached. We just get so used to making choices based on attachment that we never realize that we're actually making choices at all.

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 01:39:35 pm »
So I have heard.
The Treayastrimsa Heaven is where Maitreya Bodhisattva stays now, waiting to be born on this earth to become the Maitreya Buddha.
Om Tare Tutare Svaha

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 02:03:23 pm »
I find the question odd:

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Do you believe Maitreya is an actual entity who some day will be reborn on Earth or a metaphor representing the next person to become a Buddha?


The second option seems to speak of using a Buddha as a metaphor for a Buddha. Why would anyone do that?
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 05:28:54 pm »
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So I have heard.
The Treayastrimsa Heaven is where Maitreya Bodhisattva stays now, waiting to be born on this earth to become the Maitreya Buddha.

It's the Tuṣita Heaven actually....Sanskrit:Trayastriṃśa Pāli: Tāvatiṃsa (Heaven of the Thirty-Three) is where Lord Sakra/Sakka Indra Devanam dwells. See here, here and here

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 10:17:12 pm »
Well seeing as the last Buddha was born into a human life.... :smack:
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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 11:30:57 pm »
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It's the Tuá¹£ita Heaven actually

Its Tushita Loka actually :cheesy:

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 02:26:53 pm »
I take the 5th Amendment and refuse to comment further on the grounds I may be exposed as an idiot. :smack:
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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2010, 09:01:36 am »
There seem to be many heavens or higher levels of rebirth.  Do we have infinite rebirth/existence in which to attain enlightenment and reach heaven?
Maitreya has supreme compassion to leave a heaven to come to this mundane earthly existence.
May he be swift and abide until all suffering is extinguished!
Om Tare Tutare Svaha

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think we become." Buddha Sakyamuni

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 01:27:37 pm »
Pure love and sharp mind to you all!  ;D

My message is:
Use your hearts and think long term!
Help long term, then you will cause more happiness!
Understand the exponential function deeply!
When you create balance with population, consumption and resources then you help long term!
(Fail at one and fail completely.)
Succeed in all to create balance, not only in your own life but in your society, your country and in the world and then you have proved that you follow me and then we will save the world together...
....and remember to read quotes of good philosophers like Buddha AND others and meditate often!

Never use dogma as your guidance! It is easy and comfortable to do but leads wrong in the end.
Walk the hard path of thinking for yourselves and act on what is right in the heart and in the mind long term and then it will suddenly become easy.

Always find Oneness and Pure Love inside of you!

Pure love to you all!
/ The Teacher

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 01:27:22 am »
How many Maitreya claimants does it take to change a light bulb?

Laughter aside, I could care less if you were the Pillsbury Doughboy, but if you wish to remain as a member of this forum you will need to change your username and stop making claims of being an incarnation of Maitreya.


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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 04:48:16 am »
Holy Gaucamole, Lord Maitreya Him/Herself?  Geez Loiuse, I miss everything.

how about this for an answer to the pole-poll:

Not literal
Not metaphor
Not both
Not neither

Too cutesy?  Maybe.  But if i choose metaphor or literal truth, then I close off "half" the truth; if I choose both, that conceptualizes the question another way, and son on. 

There are more things in heaven and hell than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.

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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 09:54:38 am »
How many Maitreya claimants does it take to change a light bulb?

Laughter aside, I could care less if you were the Pillsbury Doughboy, but if you wish to remain as a member of this forum you will need to change your username and stop making claims of being an incarnation of Maitreya.

Hmmm... I need to meditate on what name to use if I do not use the name given to me by God in meditation...

Ok. Would Messiah, Jesus, Christ, Mahdi or Kalki be less of a mental disturbance for you or should I maybe use "The Teacher"?
And if i really believe i am the saviour of humanity, in my mind and in my heart, then should I not call myself the name given by God?
Where does it say in your "free" sangha rules that the man you expect to come shall not go by his own chosen name when he comes?
Maybe you should bring it up with other members and meditate and discuss the issue?
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Re: Your interpretation of Maitreya Buddha
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 12:53:07 pm »
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