Maitreya Buddha - Brass 9.25"
According to the traditions of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha prophesied to his disciples that after the planet had been steeped in a period of darkness, Lord Maitreya would descend to earth to preside over an age of enlightenment. Buddhists today await Maitreya’s coming in much the same way that Christians await Jesus’ Second Coming. But whereas Buddhists believe that Maitreya is coming at some future date (some put it at 100's of years, others, thousands, millions and even billions of years from now), others believe that Maitreya has come already in his Ascended Light body. Rather than thinking of a past or future boddhisattva, he is gloriously relevant to us, as a very present Buddha at etheric levels, having full Buddhic powers and attainment, which he may transmit to us through teachings, initiations and empowerments.