Originally posted by DChenO
Ok, so according to buddhist prophesy the next (5th) buddha is Maitreya. He is residing in the tu#a heaven and is the love buddha...
He will have 32 major and 80 minor indisputable marks. One of which is webbed fingers and another a thousand spoke wheel on the palm of the hand.
The Ben C. guy has an image of a 'magical' hand print of Maitrya up on his web site. No web fingers, no wheel. The guy is a wanna be con.
[edit on 6-12-2009 by DChenO]
Hey thanks for posting that, but I think you have misinterpreted what these symbols mean.
First, it isn't webbed hand, it is a web of light. A normal person wouldn't even see it.
Second, these beliefs are founded in the belief that it is possible to determine exactly how future events will unfold thousands of years before they
What I mean is that if these scribes and teachers had the divination skills to look to the future of Maitreya, what they will see is nothing like what
our current reality is. The illusion of the future will simply show a basic story of what could happen. It might not even include automobiles or
office buildings, but a future, past that if literally interpreted grants a wealth of confusion.
A Buddha does not require 40 teeth, or blue hair to be one. The original and only requirement for being a Buddha is to find enlightenment according to
your own path. What does blue hair have to do with enlightenment? NOTHING.
These teachings lend me to think that some other beings might have given self descriptions (or the description of an illusion) to convince others that
they were in the presence of a Buddha.
Most of these 32 are metaphorical. For doing this always, a Buddha gets two thousand spoked wheels on his palms. BS Rather the idea is the opening of
energy pathways that from an energy perspective looks similar to a many spoked wheel.
To top it off, rather than being some magical gifts, this reads as an impossible recipe of you have to be deformed and crazy looking to be a Buddha. I
honestly don't trust this perspective.
And for healing the sick octopus a Buddha possesses eight arms with which he can stick to glass for it represents his clarity of mind, and his
octo-suckers. Praise be!
Get real. It feels placated and dishonest. Good luck on finding your webbed, blue haired, mutant from eternity. You will never find who it is supposed
to be referring to. How could you?
[edit on 6-12-2009 by GideonHM]