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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Various kings of Tibet were supportive of the cult of Maitreya and various bronze images have been found with their names and inscriptions in what is a clear example of kingship aligning itself with the divine.
Tropu has a well-known association with the cult of Maitreya, perhaps most so because of his statue.