Maitreya

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Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pali), is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology.wikipedia
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Buddhist eschatology

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Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pali), is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology.
There are two major points of Buddhist eschatology: the appearance of Maitreya and the Sermon of the Seven Suns.

White Lotus

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Maitreya has also been adopted for his millenarian role by many non-Buddhist religions in the past, such as the White Lotus, as well as by modern new religious movements, such as Yiguandao.
The doctrine of the White Lotus included a forecast of the imminent advent of the future Buddha, Maitreya.

Mitra

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The name Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word maitrī "friendship", which is in turn derived from the noun mitra "friend".

Bodhisattva

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According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.
Because of this, it was and remains a common practice in Theravada to attempt to establish the necessary conditions to meet the future Buddha Maitreya and thus receive a prediction from him.

Yogachara

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He is flanked by his two acolytes, the brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu, who founded the Yogacara tradition. These texts are the basis of the Yogacara tradition and constitute the majority of the third turning within the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma.
The 4th-century Indian brothers, Asaṅga and Vasubandhu, are considered the classic philosophers and systematizers of this school, along with its other founder, Maitreya.

Lotus Sutra

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In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita.

Maitreyasamitināṭaka

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The Maitreyasamiti was an extensive Buddhist play in pre-Islamic Central
The drama revolves around the Buddha Maitreya, the future saviour of the world.

Arhat

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In Theravada Buddhism, a bodhisattva is one who is striving for full enlightenment (Arahantship in Pali), whereas in Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva is one who has already reached a very advanced state of grace or enlightenment but holds back from entering nirvana so that he may help others.
Mahayana Buddhism regarded a group of Eighteen Arhats (with names and personalities) as awaiting the return of the Buddha as Maitreya, while other groupings of 6, 8, 16, 100, and 500 also appear in tradition and Buddhist art, especially in East Asia called luohan or lohan.

Asanga

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He is flanked by his two acolytes, the brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu, who founded the Yogacara tradition. In Mahayana schools, Maitreya is traditionally said to have revealed the Five Treatises of Maitreya through Asanga.
Paramārtha then recounts how he used his meditative powers (siddhis) to travel to Tuṣita Heaven to receive teachings from Maitreya Bodhisattva on emptiness, and how he continued to travel to receive teachings from Maitreya on the Mahayana sutras.

List of the named Buddhas

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Many Buddhists also pay homage to the future (and 29th) Buddha, Maitreya.

Buddha (title)

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However, the title can also be used for others who have achieved enlightenment, such as the other human Buddhas who achieved enlightenment before Gautama, the five celestial Buddhas worshipped primarily by Vajrayana followers, and the bodhisattva named Maitreya, who will achieve enlightenment in the future and succeed Gautama Buddha as the supreme Buddha of the world.

Buddhahood

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Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pali), is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology.

Kalpa (aeon)

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The current kalpa is Bhadda kalpa where Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana, Kassapa, and Gautama Buddhas are born and Metteya Buddha will be born.

Lu Zhongyi

Lu is, according to Yiguan Dao doctrine, the incarnation of Maitreya.

Samael Aun Weor

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Thus he states that this union of Samael (the Logos) with Aun Weor (the human soul) is the Maitreya Buddha Kalki Avatar of the New Age of Aquarius.

Pure land

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In Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhas preside over pure lands, such as Amitābha over Sukhavati.

Mahayana

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In Mahayana schools, Maitreya is traditionally said to have revealed the Five Treatises of Maitreya through Asanga.
Popular bodhisattvas include Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Maitreya.

Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma

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These texts are the basis of the Yogacara tradition and constitute the majority of the third turning within the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma.
This was elaborated on in great detail by Maitreya via Asanga in the Five Treatises of Maitreya, which are also generally grouped under the third turning.

Buddhavamsa

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The Pali form Metteyya is mentioned in the Cakkavatti-Sīhanāda Sutta (Digha Nikaya 26) of the Pāli Canon, and also in chapter 28 of the Buddhavamsa.
Chapter 28 mentions three Buddhas that preceded Dīpankara, as well as the future Buddha, Maitreya.

Wu Zetian

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During this time, Wu briefly claimed to be and adopted the cult imagery of Maitreya in order to build popular support for her reign.

Chinese New Year

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For Buddhists, the first day is also the birthday of Maitreya Bodhisattva (better known as the more familiar Budai Luohan), the Buddha-to-be.

Mahākāśyapa

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Mahākāśyapa is said to be small enough in comparison to cremate in the palm of Maitreya's hand.
Post-canonical Buddhist texts relate that Mahākāśyapa's entire body was enshrined underneath the mountain Kukuṭapada where it remains until the arising of the next Buddha, Maitreya.