Maitreya Is Suffering Yet Enlightening

The Maitreya

Maitreya Is Suffering Yet Enlightening

by Charles E S Fairey

The Maitreya I was once constantly called

By those that knew me, infinitely adored,

Upon my Christening at The Holy Cross

Where even Canute had forded the Foss,

My Godfather gave me a Silver Statue of Buddha

And since then, ascended as his Sacred Brother.

The Maitreya I was once constantly known

But I stayed on earth, not taking mine throne,

For I have achieved the Great Work, Nirvana

Through my ancient Seven Days Wonder,

But delayed my flight, for others to understand:

That Great Knowledge flows from mine eternal land

And Great Compassion from mine heavenly Chand,

And a Great Light burns upon mine left hand

Yet within mine right, grains of infinite sand;

For those who have suffered like me, I Wait

For only a Bodhisattva may change their Fate;

For The Maitreya Is Suffering in a World of Hate,

And haters not following the True Light of Buddha

Shall be consumed by mine twin crowned brother

For mine heavenly fire a'top mine head is a fiery lover;

But for those who bathe within the Sacred Left, Enlightening

For mine wisdom, love and teaching, is infinite and unceasing;

And Good Dharma shall be their prize, and not Bad Karma

For all who Truly follow me, their gift shall be Infinite Nirvana,

So with Compassion see the World with Wisdom, Soma Forever constantly Flowing

And like the Eternal Lotus let the Flower within your Heart, never stop Growing.