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Encyclopedia > The Second Coming
This article refers to the religious usage of the term. For other usages, see Second Coming (disambiguation).

The prophecies of a Second Coming are various and span across many religions and cultures. Most notable is the Christian and Muslim belief in the return of Jesus. Another is Maitreya (Pali: Metteyya), a bodhisattva, prophesied by Gautama Buddha to be the next Buddha who will return to restore Buddhism when it becomes lost or corrupt.


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Tibetan Foundation - Second Coming vs Incarnation (619 words)
Then, 500 years later another one comes and these are all preparations for the first 3 initiations, for just establishing a teaching group, a group for the second coming, for the energy of Maitreya the Christ to come forth, and begin teaching where there would be a response.
And then Tsong Khapa comes and he says, "I can't identify with anything that is being taught in Tibetan Buddhism, it's all so separate and it's all so not quite right.
The second one was discernment through discrimination, and the third one was the relationship of the reforming of discernment and discrimination through Atisha.
Second Coming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2001 words)
The Second Coming or Second Advent refers to the Christian belief in the return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the rest of the Messianic prophecy, such as the Resurrection of the dead, Last judgement and establishment of the Kingdom of God.
The Second Coming is an important component of Christian eschatology, the theology concerning the final events and ultimate purposes of the world.
The interpretation of the Second Coming is important in the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses, as these hold that it occurred in 1914, and instead of an apocalyptic Second Coming it is to be interpreted as an unseen presence, and the visible events of the final times will occur at a later date.
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