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Maitreya

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Maitreya
Close-up of a statue depicting Maitreya Bodhisattva at the Thikse Monastery in Ladakh, India
Sanskritमैत्रेय
(Maitreya)
Pāliमेत्तेय्य
(Metteyya)
Burmeseအရိမေတ္တေယျဘုရား
(MLCTS: a.ri. metteyya bhu.ra:)
(IPA: ʔəjḭmjɪʔtèja̰ pʰəjá)
Chinese彌勒菩薩
弥勒菩萨
(Pinyin: Mílè Púsa)
CyrillicМайдар, Асралт
(Mayidar, Asaraltu)
Japanese弥勒菩薩みろくぼさつ
(romaji: Miroku Bosatsu)
Karenမဲၣ်တယါ ဘူးဒး
(Mehtuhyah Boodah)
Khmerសិអារ្យមេត្រី, អរិយមេត្តយ្យ
Korean미륵보살
彌勒菩薩
(RR: Mireuk Bosal)
Mongolian scriptᠮᠠᠢᠢᠳᠠᠷᠢ
ᠠᠰᠠᠷᠠᠯᠲᠤ
Shanဢရီႉမိတ်ႈတေႇယႃႉ
Sinhalaමෛත්‍රී බුදුන්
(Maithri Budun)
Tagalogᜀᜒᜆᜎ᜔ᜌᜀ
(Maitleya)
Thaiพระศรีอริยเมตไตรย
(RTGS: Phra Si Ariya Mettrai)
Tibetanབྱམས་པ་
(Wylie: byams pa)
(THL: Jampa)

བྱམས་པ་མགོན་པོ་
(Wylie: byams pa'i mgon po)
(THL: Jampé Gönpo)
Vietnamese彌勒菩薩
(Di lặc Bồ Tát)
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Venerated byMahayana, Theravada, Vajrayana
AttributesCompassion and Kindness
Preceded by
Gautama Buddha
Succeeded by
Rama Buddha[1]

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Maitreya, in Buddhist tradition, is the future Buddha. He is presently a bodhisattva living in the Tushita heaven.. It is beleived that they will descend to Earth to preach the dharma (“law”). This will happen when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have completely decayed. The name Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit maitrī (“friendliness”).

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  1. Anāgatavamsa