In my article “Maitreya: the Coming of the Future Buddha” I shared with you who Maitreya is, when He comes, and what awaits humanity with His arrival. In this article, I want to introduce you to a very powerful mantra that literally transforms your life into divine existence. This mantra is Maitreya Buddha Mantra. By chanting this mantra you will not just improve your life but also it will assist the manifestation of the Maitreya Buddha arrival on our planet.
Maitreya Buddha – the Buddha of Future
Maitreya is the Buddha of the future, the fifth teaching Buddha in this eon of 1,000 Buddhas. He is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. He will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha.
The name ‘Maitreya’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘maitrī’ which can be translated as ‘friendship’, which is in turn derived from the noun ‘mitra’ which can be translated as ‘friend’.
According to the Mahayana tradition, as a bodhisattva, He refuses to achieve nirvana because of His compassion for all sentient beings and His need to be reborn again for protecting and taking care of others. Therefore Maitreya Buddha is often called “the embodiment of loving-kindness”.
When Maitreya Buddha arrives on Earth, He will preach loving-kindness and inspire others to follow a virtuous path to enlightenment.
Maitreya Buddha Mantra Benefits
- To take rebirth in Tushita Heaven, so as to receive the teaching of the Dharma;
- To gain sufficient merits as to obtain a rebirth during Maitreya’s appearance on Earth, to hear His teachings and to be saved by Him.
Seed Mantra of Maitreya
The Maitri mantra is a seed mantra associated with Maitreya.
OM MAITRI MAITREYA MAHA KARUNA YE
Maitreya Buddha Mantra
NAMO RATNA TRAYA YA
NAMO BHAGAVATE SHAKYAMUNIYE
ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA
OM AJITE AJITE APARAJITE
HA RA HA RA MAITRI AWALOK ITE
KARA KARA MAHA SAMAYA SIDDHI
BHARA BHARA MAHA BODHI MANDA BIJA
MARA MARA EMA KAM SAMAYA
BODHI BODHI MAHA BODHI SOHA
OM MOHI MOHI MAHA MOHI SOHA
OM MUNI MUNI MARA SOHA
Maitreya Buddha Mantra Translation by Lama Yeshe:
”Homage to the Lord Shakyamuni, Tathagata, Arhat, Completely Perfect Buddha
Om Invincible, Invincible, Unconquered
Conquer the Unconquered, take, take
You Who Look Down with Friendliness, act, act
Bring, bring the fulfillment of your great pledge
Shake the seat of great awakening
Remember, remember pledge for us
Awakening, awakening, great awakening, soha.”
While chanting (or listening) the mantra, visualize Maitreya Buddha sitting on a throne supported by eight snow lions, and He is about to rise in response to your prayer.
There is a stupa on His head, symbolizing respect for Shakyamuni Buddha. Above His head is a parasol, one of the eight auspicious objects, signifying Maitreya’s powers of protection against evil influences.
The Bottom Line
Maitreya Buddha Mantra is long, and the syllables take time to get used to, but once they penetrate your mind, the mantra creates its own magic. Soon you will find yourself drifting, and feeling unaccountably happy.