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Future Buddha

Postby unspoken » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:07 pm

I recalling that Meitreya Buddha, where the previous Buddha said that he is the Buddha of the future, successor of Gotama Buddha. And I search wiki and plenty of information poped up.

So I wondering, was Meitreya Buddha here? Or yet to come? Because in some online context they say about the future buddha "will be" coming here. But if the buddha haven't arrive here, then why would wiki have so much information and have some sculpture of the buddha's image?

If Meitreya "was" here, then.... AM I TOO LATE? WHY HAVEN'T I BEEN ENLIGHTENED?

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:43 pm

It's not important. Who knows when Maitreya might come? Certainly, lots of frauds come and go, and there are lots of people willing to speculate.

If Theravada Buddhism weren't already perfect, one might say that dwelling on Maitreya is something that perhaps ought to be included among the four imponderables.
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Re: Future Buddha

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:11 pm

As Ajahn Chah said if you want to see the future Buddha Metteyya just dont practice. You'll be around long enough to meet him.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Future Buddha

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:58 pm

Metteyya comes only when the Dhamma has died out. I think the Mahayana places this at 5,000 years from the Buddha's paranibbana, which would be the year 4517 which is another 2,506 years from now. In the Theravada there is no set date, but the Dhamma has to be gone from the Earth. Since the Dhamma is still here and flourishing to some extent, Metteyya is not here and will not be here for quite some time. Charlatans who claim to be Metteyya are just that; charlatans.

The Buddha Gotama's dispensation is still with us and we can practice and still learn and progress from his teachings.
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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:29 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Future Buddha

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:44 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:43 pm

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby villkorkarma » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:37 pm

In the scriptes early scripts it said that 2500 years after Siddharta Goutamo start teaching dhamma vipassana that meditationteqnique and dhamma would return to is origncountry india and so it happened of S N goenka and U bah khin.
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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Viscid » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 pm

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:49 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:45 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:46 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala is conventional.

Ajahn Chah is not.

Both are equally venerable. :)
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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:21 pm

I didn't misinterpret anything. I am just saying that in fact it is bad advice not to practise if you want to meet Metteyya Buddha.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Future Buddha

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:41 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Future Buddha

Postby unspoken » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:43 pm

But... I'll still meet other Buddhas in Nibbana? Cool, sorry Meitreya Buddha, I won't wait for you. Let me check on the buddhas that reached Nibbana :rolleye:

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:40 pm

Hi Unspoken,

There is no certainty Meteyya Buddha will be here any time soon. So lets focus on practising right now- besides, it is said that only people who meditate will even get to see him in his lifetime.

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Re: Future Buddha

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:48 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Future Buddha

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