Many Buddhists may not practice as Buddha had taught. Only the true Maitreya Buddha will be able to verify the truth about Gautama Buddha and his teachings.

Updated: January 2001

Our web pages stated that the true Messiah / Metteyya / Maitreya Buddha / ... should be verified before the coming new millennium which is January 1, 2001.

At this moment, he is reviewing Theravada/Hinayana Buddhism (the original teaching of the Buddha and also the teaching of the elders, senior bhikkhus/monks) and proving with evidence what is right or wrong in order to help people understand the truth; there are many things that have been distorted in the Buddhist scriptures (Tripitaka or called the three baskets) in which the Buddha was not alive to correct. The monks wrote the Tripitaka after Buddha's nibbana/nirvana (death). Because of the many distortions in the Tripitaka, the monks nowadays may follow the Tripitaka without being able to deeply understanding what the Buddha really taught. This person would like to put an English translation of his corrections on this web page in the near future.

The true Messiah, called Metteya (Pali)/ Maitreya (Sanskrit) in Buddhism, has the insight to know the true Buddha and his teaching and other prophets such as Jesus and Nostradamus. If this person is the true Messiah / Metteyya / Maitreya Buddha / ..., we hope that he will soon provide the true righteousness to people worldwide after he reviews other religions as John 16.8 stated: "he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." in which other religions indicated similarly such as Isaiah 53.11.

The following was updated on January 2000:

Rather than urging anyone to understand without good reasoning and evidence, this web page provides verifiable information about Buddha, Buddhism, and the true Maitreya Buddha to encourage a good thinker to use their knowledge and understanding. Also, this web page shows a brief comparison between Buddha and Jesus Christ.

Gautama Buddha (Gautama was his family's clan name) was born about 556 B.C. at a place called Lumbini which is below the Himalayan foothills and near northeastern India and is in the Kingdom of Nepal today. His father, Shuddhodana was a king of the Shakyas tribe of the city of Kapilavastu. His mother, Mahamaya died a week after giving birth to him. A wise sage, Asita predicted that Siddhartha, Shuddhana's son would be the great emperor. His father gave Siddhartha the most comfortable life as he could and provided him with knowledge from well known scholars. He never understood poor, elderly, sick, and dying people; but later he found out about them when he visited people outside his palaces. After that he wondered about what life was about, but what most triggered his questions was the suffering of his wife when she gave birth to his first son when he was 29 years old. Soon after that, he secretly left his family to be homeless in order to search for the truth of suffering and life. He went to study with the best sages at that time. They were Alara Kalama and later on Uddaka Ramaputta but Buddha could not find the way to gain the truth of suffering and life from their methods. Buddha left Ramaputta and practiced his own methods which were severe austerities to the point of almost death. He suffered himself, and he also ate so little that he could press his belly and feel his backbone. He realized that knowledge should be generated from the normal conditions of life, and he disregarded all of his extreme practices, which had took him over 5 years to realize the unsuccessfulness of unnatural ways; he developed more natural practices. Finally, he enlightened and became the Buddha (Buddha: the self enlightened one) who found the truth at the age of 35, and after that he spent 45 years teaching. Buddha taught monks and people about suffering and life, and his teachings are peaceful. They can be practiced and understood in a natural and simple way, and can be applied to everyday life. Buddha encouraged monks and laymen to use their own thinking and understanding, to be open minded, to listen to other people, and to listen to different teachings from other teachers. Monks and laymen can study other knowledge if it creates good deeds even if it is not the Buddha's teachings. Buddha did not encourage monks and laymen to practice miracles or encourage them to ask God for help. Instead, he told them that they can and should help themselves as much as they can before asking for help from others. Many people wondered who the Buddha was; Buddha told them that he is only an ordinary man who perceived his true knowledge from his own selfless meditation.

Even though most people call Buddhism a religion (Sasana), it is not a religion. Those who study Buddhism deeply would understand that Buddha's original teachings are a philosophy. Most scholars agree that Buddhism is a philosophy which is a search for wisdom or knowledge. Buddha taught monks and laymen the way to understand life and the nature of suffering, and he taught how to eliminate suffering. The final goal of his teachings is Nirvana or absolute happiness.

In order to understand more about Buddha's philosophy and his teachings about the way of life, please consider the Buddha''s Kalama Sutra as follows:

1. Not to rigidly believe in a report.
2. Not to rigidly believe in tradition.
3. Not to rigidly believe in widespread statements or hearsay.
4. Not to rigidly believe in texts and scriptures.
5. Not to rigidly believe in logic.
6. Not to rigidly believe in inference or something derived by reasoning.
7. Not to rigidly believe in appearances.
8. Not to rigidly believe in approved theories.
9. Not to rigidly believe in something that seems to be possible.
10. Not to rigidly believe in teachers or the Buddha.

The Kalama Sutra indicates that the teachings of Buddha is not a religion at all. A religion depends on beliefs and faith. Why did Buddha teach monks the Kalama Sutra? Buddha might have guided monks and laymen to think and understand rather than to depend on beliefs. Buddha taught monks that they should understand themselves rather than believe in themselves. Buddha taught monks not to ignore any knowledge from anyone. Buddha might have taught monks from his own experience of his successful enlightenment. Buddha encouraged monks and laymen to verify his teachings first, for instance, if his teaching is good and will benefit others, then they should practice and teach it. After teaching, Buddha usually asked monks and laymen if they had any questions to insure that they truly understood. Presently, most Buddhists may not understand what Buddha had taught in the Kalama Sutra, and they practice to believe what the Buddha had taught without analyzing and clearly understanding his teachings.

The first sermon of Gautama Buddha

In order to understand the basics of what Buddha taught, please consider a brief summary of his first sermon, The Four Noble Truths (ariyasacca), which he gave to his first 5 monks at Deer Park as follows:

1. Suffering (dukkha) exists.
2. The cause of suffering (dukkha-samudaya) exists.
3. The way to stop suffering (dukkha-nirodha) exists.
4. The following Noble Eightfold Paths (atthangika-magga) are the eight ways to avoid suffering (dukkha-nirodhagamini patipada):
4.1 Have right understanding/view.
4.2 Have right thinking.
4.3 Have right speech.
4.4 Have right action.
4.5 Have right livelihood.
4.6 Have right effort.
4.7 Have right mindfulness.
4.8 Have right concentration and/or meditation.

Many monks teach people to stay in the middle way when practicing the Noble Eightfold Paths. The middle way is the way between two extremes such as, the best or the worst. Gautama Buddha did not teach monks about the middle way; instead, Buddha taught monks and laymen that the Nobel Eightfold Paths are the 8 excellent ways to avoid suffering. What is better, a person who has very good right understanding/view, thinking, speech, ... or a person that tries not to do his/her best in order to stay in the middle way.

After Buddha passed away to enter Nirvana, his teachings have been distorted for many reasons. For example, Buddha taught monks that miracles are not the way to teach people, and that people should be taught with the verifiable truth. However, according to the story of when Buddha was born: Buddha came out of his mother and immediately walked seven steps, and with each step he took, lotuses came out of the ground to support his steps. This miraculous story might have been created by monks and laymen to promote Buddha in order to meet the needs of the people in the past who wanted miracles. Presently, many Buddhists do not accept the miracle of Buddha's birth; they interpret it as a parable of about his success. But at the same time, many Buddhists still believe in other miracles in Buddhism.

Buddha taught monks to only own enough possessions to survive, such items may be robes, bowl to collect alms, items to protect them from the elements, and medicine. Monks depend on their community for support, such as, asking for food in the early morning. Monks can repay their community by helping people through various good deeds such as teaching people to live in the right ways. Some monks do not practice as the Buddha had taught. This might be because Buddhist teachings have been distorted through time and it also might be because monks are influenced by the ever increasing materialistic society and are becoming more materialistic themselves. Buddha foretold in the Anagatavamsa that Buddhism will decay by 5 disappearances in only a thousands years after his death. Presently, nearly 2500 years after Buddha entered Nirvana, Buddhism has decayed as Buddha foretold as follows:

1. The disappearance of attainments
2. The disappearance of method
3. The disappearance of learning
4. The disappearance of symbols
5. The disappearance of relics

Buddha foretold that Maitreya Buddha will come to help people to understand Gautama Buddha's truth and he will teach people the way to live righteously. Many Buddhists believe that Maitreya Buddha will change the evil world to be a heavenly earth.

What Buddha foretold about Maitreya

The story of Maitreya Buddha began when Gautama Buddha answered the venerable Sariputta's question about the future conqueror. Buddha answered, the Maitreya will arrive at the end of this same eon (the end of age). Gautama Buddha was the fourth Buddha, and he stated in the Anagatavamsa that Maitreya will be the fifth and final Buddha. Gautama Buddha also stated that the Maitreya Buddha would have the name of God the creator, and that the Maitreya Buddha would be a teacher of gods and men. He said, Maitreya would be enlightened by himself, and he would thoroughly know and see this universe, God, and Evil. He would be the final Buddha to demonstated the precious righteous laws and all truth that everyone would be sastisfied with, and everyone would attain the path of liberation from struggles (Chakkavati-Sihananda and Accomplish of the Maitreya Buddha).

Jesus told a similar story about the another Comforter (John 14.16, 14.26, and 7.7-8) who will come to tell people all truth. Most Christians believe that Jesus will come back as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but Jesus clearly stated in John 14.16, 14.26, and 16.7 that the Comforter will come in his name while he (Jesus) will go away.

How Buddha and Jesus taught

Buddha and Jesus had different ways of teaching people. For example, Buddha concentrated on people's everyday life and taught them about good conduct and how to do good deeds. Buddha taught monks and laymen that their good or bad action will effect their life and/or their next life (Karma). Buddha taught people about reincarnation which is the cycle of endlessly being born, suffering, and dying based on one's Karma. The only way to end Karma is to reach Nirvana, the state of absolute happiness without suffering. Nirvana is an ancient word that means to extinguish fire or to extinguish desires which creates suffering. In this case, some people may reach Nirvana in this life. Some people may not understand why Buddha taught about suffering, because they have not had the experience of suffering or they do not recognize suffering. Other people may think that there is nothing wrong about suffering and that they can live with it.

Buddha did not clearly explain Nirvana in detail resulting in many monks interpreting Buddha's Nirvana in different ways. Buddha stated that only the Maitreya Buddha will clearly verify and demonstate what Nirvana is. He also stated that the Maitreya will provide people with Gautama Buddha's final teaching which is what Gautama Buddha did not teach while he was still alive because the time was not appropriate for those teachings.

On the other hand, Jesus taught people to forgive and to love one another, and he encouraged people to have faith in God. He also taught people that if they believe in his (Jesus) teachings, then they will have eternal life in heaven. In the same way that Buddhists have a problem understanding Nirvana, similarly, Christians have a problem understanding why Jesus' disciples gave four different reports of Jesus' resurrection. The problem about the resurrection causes Christians to rely only on their faith without truly understanding the facts. What is the truth? Jesus stated that the Comforter will tell people all truth (John 16-13).

Even though Buddha's and Jesus' ways of teaching are different, they both indicated that the sinful world will end when a special person will come to help people to change the sinful world to be a place like heaven. Buddha and Jesus have a similar description of this person; Buddha called him the Maitreya Buddha, and Jesus called him the Comforter. Other religions and prophets mentioned him as well; they called him by other names, such as, Messiah, Imam Mahdi, and Kalki.

Buddha, Jesus (Luke 17.26-30), and many other world prophets indicated that the time of this person's coming will be marked by unusual weather and events such as earthquakes and flooding. Some prophets such as Isaiah and Nostradamus clearly indicated that the time of his coming will be at the end of this millennium.

Presently, the continuing unusual weather and events have been happening as many prophets indicated. Many people claim to be the person that the prophets indicated will come. How would people know who the true one is? The only way to clearly know the truth is by verifying them. The true one will be able to verify all truth with physical evidences, and he will be able to satisfy people worldwide.

Presently, there is a person whose full legal birth name is the mighty God (storm God and God the creator) as Isaiah 9.6 described. Many prophets' prophecies are dedicated to this person, Isaiah and Nostradamus indicated that his present address is in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Moreover, this person would like to be verified with his physical evidence by people and experts in religions and sciences as being the Maitreya, the Comforter, Messiah, Kalki, and other related names. This person does not want anything in return. If people are satisfied with his verification, he will reveal all truth about Buddha, Jesus, and other divine subjects. He will teach people about true righteousness and help people to have true world peace and happiness. This person gained his knowledge from his selfless meditation in January 1992. Since 1992, he foretold about continuing unusual weather and events which has been coming true.

Nostradamus indicated that if people do not pay attention to this person, then this person will shut his mouth and let people go their own way which would mean that people would forever lose their chance to know true righteousness and world peace. People should think deeply about why they are here on earth instead of being in heaven.