reply to post by Neo__
There is more to add to the apparent discrepancy between the prophecies of the Maitreya Buddha, the 5th Buddha, returning millions of years hence,
i.e. when Buddhism is no longer taught
, and why the Christ today can truthfully claim the name Maitreya. But to understand it some basic
concepts have to be understood.
First of all, the Esoteric Wisdom says that we as human beings are made up of several different aspects of being, seven in total but most of the world
today is focussed on just the two lowest aspects of our being:
1. We have the physical form, the one that touches
the physical world. This is the manifested world of matter, the body that is conceived,
grows, born, lives and dies, to be returned back to the dust from which it was.
2. We also have our emotional body, the body that feels
, and reacts on the astral plane of desire.
3. And above our feelings is our mental body, the part of our being that thinks
. It's on these mental planes of nature where great thoughts
and concepts live, waiting for people to come into contact with them. This lower portion of ourselves is known as our ephemeral selves, the
personality that is born and dies with time. This lower portion of our being is also known as the lower triad
4...Above this is where our Soul exists, the intuitive nature of our being. But the Soul itself is but an reflection of our true Being: the Spark of
Life or True Spirit that can only manifest on the physical plane by means of reflection through the Soul.
Modern day Theosophy also says that each time we die a single atom from each of the planes in the lower triad is "brought up
" into the Soul
realm where, when conditions permit, they will serve towards building the next incarnation. These are the permanent atoms
of our being.
When the Soul needs to incarnate again the matter of the three respective planes of nature begin to gather around these three atoms and they are
therefore used by the Soul as a central core from which the next three bodies are formed.
So why is the Christ returning as the Maitreya Buddha?
First of all, the Christ and the Buddha are said to be two of the greatest Sons of God that have ever walked this Earth. Together they went through
initiation after initiation until finally they both became Masters of Wisdom and began an involvement with Earth from a much higher realm.
The Buddha was the first Great Bodhisattva of the world. A Master of Masters, a Teacher of Teachers. However this Office
or position needed
fulfillment because the Buddha is said the have left the Earth Scheme for the Sirius System, our Sun's counterpart in the Cosmos (Sirius bears the
same relationship to our Sun as the Soul does to the personality, but on a much higher scale). There is legend, and who can really say if not's true,
that once a year, during the Full Moon Wesak Festival, the Buddha returns to a valley in the Himalayas and blesses our Earth.
The Christ became the Bodhisattva of the World at about 600 BC and He's held this position ever since. In July, 1945, He announced that He would once
again return to the world of everyday and take up His place as the World Teacher.
Now there are said to be three different ways that a Master like this can reappear in the world:
1. by overshadowing a disciple,
2. by physical birth,
3. by direct will.
It's this latter method, very rare, that the Christ is said to have accomplished sometime between 1945 and 1977 when He build what is called a
To build such a form the Christ used the three permanent atoms that the Buddha left behind
so long a ago. Hence the Christ is also known
as the Maitreya Buddha.
[edit on 31-8-2009 by Neo__]