Maitreya Buddha

Maitreya Buddha sculpture for Buddhist altar in ivory-colored resin
Price: $14.00

This resin statue is of Maitreya Buddha, the future Buddha. Buddhists believe he is currently living the life of a bodhisattva in Tushita Heaven, waiting his time to come to earth, which is believed to be 4000 years after the death of the former Buddha, Gautama (Sakyamuni) Buddha. Maitreya is the only bodhisattva worshiped by both Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhists.

Maitreya is almost always shown seated Western style, as it is believed he will appear in the West. His hands are in dharmachakra mudra, which symbolizes preaching the law.

Large:4.3"(11cm) / 6.5 oz.

Weight: 1 oz.
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Resin ivory substitute
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