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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The emergence of the early cult of Maitreya (a future Buddha associated with an impending apocalypse) also seems to be deeply rooted in these regions, and this fact closely dovetails with Kosmin's compelling arguments about apocalyptic eschatology.
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.