A rishi, son of Kusarva, and disciple of Parasar. He is one of the interlocutors in the Visnu and Bhagavata purana
World Teacher, Head of Hierarchy – similar to the Esoteric Christian use of the Christ, Teacher of Angels and Humanity – is known also as the Bodhisattva, Imam Mahdi, and the Prince of Peace.
the Bodhisattva who is to appear as a Buddha 5000 years after the death of Gautama
Literally, "Friendly One." The Bodhisattva who embodies the virtues of wisdom and eloquence.
A bodhisattva accompanying Askobya. Also the next Buddha to come to earth. (Also M. Crayon, CK XX.)
In Mahayana Buddhism, both a Buddha and a bodhisattva, Maitreya is the Buddha of the Future, successor to Sakyamuni. Maitreya currently waits in Tushita Heaven until the time arrives for him to descend to earth. He is frequently depicted wearing a crown (signifying his bodhisattva status) and his seated posture with right elbow resting on right knee. Fingers touching his jaw may convey pensiveness.
The Buddha of the Future, also known as the Buddha of Compassion. (Maitreya is the Sanskrit word for compassion). Buddhism holds that in the future the world will be so full of chaos and unhappiness that the Future Buddha will feel compassion for all the world's inhabitants. Legend says that the Maitreya will come from the West.
Sanskrit word, literally means friendly and benevolent. He will be the next Buddha in our world. He is now preaching in Tusita Heaven. He is usually represented as the fat laughing Buddha.
the Buddha expected to come in the future as the fifth and last of the earthly Buddhas; he is believed to reside in the Tushita heaven until then (about 30,000 years from now); the cult of Maitreya is widespread in Tibetan Buddhism.
One who has the nature of living kindness. Name of the future Buddha.
In Buddhism, Maitreya is considered to be the name of the Buddha of the future, who will come to Earth to offer salvation after Buddha Sakyamuni.
The Buddha who is expected to come in the future, known to all schools of Buddhism. He is worshipped as a being who guides those who confess their wrongs, and teachers who become discouraged. He is sometimes depicted as the "Laughing Buddha" with his hands stretched over his head, a smile on his face, and a large, bare stomach.
Loving-One. Name of the next coming BUDDHA, also both teacher and main disciple of SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA.
After Shakyamuni Buddha, the next (fifth) of the thousand buddhas of this fortunate eon to descend to turn the wheel of Dharma. Presently residing in the pure land of Tushita (Ganden). Recipient of the method lineage of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings, which, in a mystical transmission, he passed on to Asanga.
The name has its roots in a legendary Buddha figure. Some New Age advocates believe that the "second coming of Christ" occurred in 1977 in the person of Maitreya.
(Pronunciation: "mye-TRAY-ah") The Buddha of the Future.
( Skt.): One of the eight great bodhisattvas of Shakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya is the future buddha to come, the fifth buddha that will appear in this kalpa.
The future Buddha; having completed the Bodhisattva-career, Maitreya is awaiting, in Tushita Heaven, his final manifestation.
(Mi-le Fo): The next buddha who is currently living in the Tushita Heaven, but who manifests from time to time to teach living beings. Based on his vows and merit, he will transform this earthly realm into a world of saints similar to the â€œWestern Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.â€ Living beings who have a karmic connection with him will become his citizens, see this Buddha, hear the dharma, and attain enlightenment. Name literally means The Loving One. See Shurangama Sutra.
Maitreya Bodhisattva (Sanskrit), Metteyya Bodhisatta (PÄli), or Miroku Bosatsu (Japanese, kanji å¼¥å‹’) is the future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. Maitreya is a Bodhisattva whom Buddhists in general believe will eventually appear on earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. Maitreya Bodhisattva will be the successor of the historic ÅšÄkyamuni Buddha.