Our master artisan created this beautiful masterpiece Maitreya sculpture using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the buyer of the statue can rest assured they have procured a one of a kind original. Each element of the statue is hand crafted to perfection and the statue is fire gilded in 24k gold.
Observe the fine engravings in the robe and the beautiful designs in the statue’s backdrop. The lotus flowers are each carved to perfection from the bottom of the stem, to the top of the blossoms. Additionally, the statue features embedded red coral and turquoise stones. Red pays tribute to Amitabha Buddha and turquoise is a combination of the colors blue and green. Blue is the color of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Furthermore, Tibetan Buddhists believe that meditation on the color red will transmute the poison of attachment into the sublime wisdom of discernment.
Maitreya Buddha Statue Features
This Maitreya Buddha statue for sale wears the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. Maitreya is also depicting the Dharmachakra mudra because it will be his responsibility to set the “Wheel of Dharma” in motion once again. Additionally, over each shoulder grows a beautiful lotus flower. Over the left shoulder his water vessel sits on the lotus flower. On the lotus blossom growing over his left shoulder is the Dharma Wheel.
The lotus flower is a symbol for enlightenment. This is because the lotus seed grows from the muddy pond bottom through the murky water and blossoms in the clean air and sunshine. As a result, it resembles sentient life struggling through the vicissitudes of samsara. Only through diligent practice and steadfast dedication will it be possible to rise above the murky water to reach Nirvana.
Mahayana Buddhism teaches the Maitreya prophecy which predicts the coming of the future Buddha. Currently, Maitreya Buddha waits in Tusita Heaven until his time comes to return to the earthly realm.
The Maitreya prophecy predicts that he will first appear in a city called Ketumati which will be part of the Chakravarti Kingdom. Additionally, in the time of Maitreya, human beings will have a life span of 80,000 years and their skin will radiate with beautiful colors. Additionally, at the time when Maitreya will reveal himself the Dharma teachings of Shakyamuni will have been forgotten. Therefore, a Maitreya Buddha statue represents the self realized Buddha of the future. Similar to the current Buddha, Maitreya must reteach the Dharma to all sentient beings.
The Maitreya Prophecy encourages all beings to overcome all obstacles to their spiritual realization and prepare for the future Buddha.