Protection Buddha

Protection Buddha
Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)

According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha (also known as Śākyamuni Buddha).

His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation “Laughing Buddha.” The Laughing Buddha’s image graces many temples, restaurants and homes He has become a deity of contentment and abundance. The Buddha will be shown with different items.

A Buddha carrying a bag of blessings can share his happiness & contentment with all of those around him and with his fan in he can protect you and ward off misfortune by pushing it away, so it can be used to keep you safe at home, the office or while on the road.

Although the names are different, many believe that they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya (pronounced my-tray-ah).

Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher or World Teacher, Maitreya is not a religious leader, or a political leader, but as a teacher and guide for people of every religion and those of no religion.

At this time of great political, economic and social crisis Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation.

He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty. Among Maitreya’s recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, clothing, education, and medical care become universal rights.

Under Maitreya’s inspiration, humanity itself will make the required changes and create a saner and more just world for all.

Nancy