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Beautiful 7 inch tall rendition of Maitreya Buddha, cast in brass with bronze accents and excellent details and finishes. Approximately 7" High x 5" Wide x 4" Deep
Maitreya, whose name means "loving one," has a caring and generous character. The metta, or "loving-kindness," after which Maitreya (Metteya) is named, is a traditional Buddhist mindfulness practice in which the practitioner emanates good wishes and loving thoughts toward particular beings.
According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva (the Sanskrit term for anyone who has generated a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all human beings) 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. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most on the terrestrial world.