Maitreya

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Maitreya Buddha
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Maitreya frae Gandhara, 2nt Century
Sanskritमैत्रेय (Maitreya)
PāliMetteyya
Burmeseအရိမေတ္တယျ [ʔəɹḭmèdja̰]
Cheenese彌勒菩薩 (Mílè Púsa)
Japanese弥勒菩薩 (Miroku Bosatsu)
Korean미륵보살 (Mireuk Bosal)
Mongolieᠮᠠᠶᠢᠳᠠᠷᠢ᠂ ᠠᠰᠠᠷᠠᠯᠲᠣ;
Майдар, Асралт;
Mayidari, Asaraltu
Okinawan弥勒御迎 (Miruku Unkee)
Shanဢရီႉမိတ်ႈတေႇယႃႉ
Sinhalaමෛත්‍රී බුදුන් (Maithri Budun)
Thaiพระศรีอริยเมตไตรย (Phra Si Ariya Mettrai)
Tibetanབྱམས་པ་
VietnameseDi-lặc (bồ-tát)
Information
Veneratit biMahayana, Theravada, Vajrayana
AttributesGreat Benevolence
Precedit biGautama Buddha
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Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pali), Maithri (Sinhalese), Jampa (Wylie: byams pa) or Di-lặc (Vietnamese), is regairdit as a futur Buddha o this warld in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist leeteratur, such as the Amitabha Sutra an the Lotus Sutra, he is referred tae as Ajita.