Maitreya

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Maitreya

(miˈtreːjə)
n
(Buddhism) the future Buddha
[Sanskrit]
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Noun1.Maitreya - the Bodhisattva who is to appear as a Buddha 5000 years after the death of GautamaMaitreya - the Bodhisattva who is to appear as a Buddha 5000 years after the death of Gautama
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with the development of an ethical society, until a future time when a new cakkavatti and then the Buddha Metteyya (Sanskrit Maitreya) eventually arrives.
as a peta, a poor man, or a type of animal, or the impossibility of meeting the future Buddha Metteyya is mentioned.