Our master artisan created this beautiful standing Maitreya statue 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. Additionally, the statue is fire gilded in 24k gold with a low luster finish.
Standing Maitreya Statue Features
This standing Maitreya statue for sale is depicting Buddhist mudras with his hands. His right hand is palm facing outwards with the fingers pointing down. This is the “Varada” gift giving mudra which signifies that Maitreya will return to the human realm in the distant future to give the gift of the Dharma teachings.
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.