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Enlightenment Questions - Question From Edward

Dear Tathagata

I read your website with interest however I am uncertain about some things can you answer.

1) Are you Maitreya Buddha ?

2) If so then this question on your website does not make sense..

"Shakyamuni Buddha prophesied Maitreya in the future and Jesus as Messiah at the end of the world. Who are Maitreya and Messiah?
> They are the same."

Please explain this.

3) If I meet someone who claims to be enlightened or to be a buddha then what question can I ask them so they can prove it ?

Thank You
Edward

Reply from Tathagata

Dear Edward,

1) Are you Maitreya Buddha ?
Do you know what Buddha means?
The next generation will call me as Maitreya Buddha when they understand my life. I say that I attained the Supreme Enlightenment. So I call myself as Tathagata. However I don't say that I myself am a Supreme Master during I stay in the world. Somebody who completes his enlightenment doesn't call himself as Buddha.
2) If so then this question on your website does not make sense..(as above)
Since the world has been fixed,humans do something to save themselves or not on this rule.
Maitreya or Messiah is designated for a great life of someone who comes to the world in the ending period. Maitreya is to be the greatest teacher and Messiah is to be a savior this world, so they are not the different beings. For example, in Korea when I introduce my wife to others I say "this is my 'anae'." or "this is my 'manura'." But she is the same person.
The Messiah will not be able to save the world without excellent wisdom. Maitreya Buddha will not be able to become a Buddha without the greatest wisdom as well. That's why I would like to introduce them as the same person.
3) If I meet someone who claims to be enlightened or to be a buddha then what question can I ask them so they can prove it?
Ask them something in reality. If they opened their eye they can see as they are.

Tathagata