I am Maitreya, the buddha of the sun I shine with equal love upon all I am called the coming Buddha not because I will manifest in physical form But because I come to those at advanced stages of the spiritual path and say: “Be blessed friends, and give blessings”.
I am called the buddha of friendship For I take all beings as equals And do not accept the hierarchies of institutions. My love shines equally upon persons, groups, cultures, and worlds I call them to live in universal love and compassion I am white and golden, harmonious and full of richness Like a symphony, I unite the competing themes in the universe. I am found in optimism, in hope, and in faith
And in those who look for a better tomorrow I bless the discouraged and the lonely The fearful and the mournful I give them a way out of the prisons of their hearts I liberate beings from confinement And show a brilliant and infinite future. There are many forms of liberation within the universe In the vast galaxy of changing forms Each moment of insight, each movement of growth Each turning away from the past Is a kind of liberation.
To turn away from identity entirely is a rare blessing Those who do this do not look to me. Those who seek me need strength and determination, in life and in meditation They need hope and encouragement, and this I give them. Knowing that there is a more perfect world Allows them to improve this one Knowing that there are buddhas and bodhisattvas Allows them to strive for more perfect awareness Knowing that there is something to look forward to Allows the bondage of the past to fall away. I am the buddha of hope, and of striving So that transient beings may improve the world for other transients Though the universe grows and disintegrates and comes back again in glory I shall stay to bless the crowds who strive towards truth.