Ascended Master: MAITRAYA

Happiness and Joy

Also known as – Hotei, Laughing Buddha and Lord Maitreya
“He lived as a Buddhist monk who was renowned for his compassion and generosity. Some Buddhists believe that Maitreya is the “future Buddha” who will suceed Siddhartha Gautama as the next Buddha.” – Ascended Master Oracle Cards

Call upon Maitreya to increase your Happiness and Joy

Maitreya

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“because he does not dwell therein he never departs” Lao Tzu

II – Self Development

TAO TE CHING

‘When everyone recognizes beauty to be only a masquerade, then it is simply ugliness. In the same way, goodness, if it is not sincere, is not goodness. So existence and non-existence are incompatible. The difficult and easy are mutually opposites. Just as the long and short, the high and the low, the loud and soft, the before and the behind, are all opposites and each reveals each other.

Therefore the wise man is not conspicuous in his affairs or given to much talking. Though troubles arise he is not irritated. He produces but does not own; he acts but claims no merit; he builds but does not dwell therein, and because he does not dwell therein he never departs.’

Page 9 / Tao Te Ching – The Ancient Classic / Lao Tzu

 

 

Important words from Confucius

“To give good influence to someone it is important to begin the matter seriously but with a very friendly tone and very thoughtful words. Face the facts of the inadequacy forgive the deficiencies, notice the lack of knowledge and be not in opposition to the wishes. To give good influence to someone it is important to find the right place and the right timing, the right behaviour and the right mood, even the right gestures. After all of this someone will be able to give good influence – to you.”

WORDS FROM GEORGE HARRISON

‘Everybody is looking for Krishna. Some don’t realize that they are, but they are. Krishna is God, the source of all that exists, the Cause of all that is, was, or ever will be. As God is unlimited, He has many Names. Allah-Buddha-Jehovah- Rama: ALL are Krishna, all are ONE. By serving God through each thought, word, and deed, and by chanting his holy names, the devotee quickly develops God-Consciousness. By chanting: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna. Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama. Rama Rama, Hare Hare. One inevitably arrives at Krishna Consciousness. (The proof of the pudding is in the eating!)’

-George Harrison 31/3/1970

What to look for when choosing a Spiritual Mentor

In the Buddhist philosophy/teaching/text – Mahayanasutralamkara – Maitreya outlines these 10 qualities of what we should look for in our Spiritual Mentors.

  1. Pure ethical discipline. Our teachers set an example for us. Because we need to modify our unruly actions of body, speech, and mind, it’s wise for us to choose teachers who have done so. They will instruct us how to improve ourselves and will be good examples for us to follow.
  2. Experience in Meditative concentration.
  3. Deep understanding of the teachings of wisdom. These first three qualities show that someone is well trained in the three higher trainings that lead to liberation – ethical discipline, concentration, and wisdom.
  4. More knowledge and a deeper realization of the subject to be taught than we have.
  5. Enthusiastic perseverance to teach and guide their students. If we choose a person who doesnt enjoy teaching or is reluctant to guide others, we won’t be able to learn very much.
  6. Extensive learning from competent teachers. We want to learn from those who know the scriptures well and will teach according to them. People who make up there own teachings or misunderstand the Buddha’s teachings can’t show us the path to enlightenment.
  7. Correct conceptual understanding or direct meditative insight into emptiness.
  8. Skill to articulate the dharma (dharma in Buddhism refers to ‘Cosmic law & order’) clearly so we’ll understand it correctly.
  9. Motivation of loving-kindness and compassion. This is a very important point. We can’t trust someone who teaches in order to receive offerings, respect, or a large following. There is a danger that we’ll be led astray by such a person, thereby wasting our lives and potentially engaging in negative activities. Therefore, it’s extremely important to select as our masters people who have a pure and genuine wish to benefit their students and lead them on the path of enlightenment.
  10. Patience and willingness to teach people of all levels of intelligence. We aren’t perfect and will make mistakes because of our afflictions of anger and attachment. We need teachers who won’t abandon us but will instead be patient and forgive us. In addition, we want teachers who won’t be discouraged when we don’t understand what they teach.