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Matreya –
The Future Buddha
Sheeza Mahak
• Sakyamuni Buddha predicted that his teaching
would last only for 5000
years before
disappearing
The prophecy concerning Maitreya
Buddha
• The prophesy of arrival of
matreya refers to time
when dharma will have
been for...
MAITREYA
• future Buddha
• appear on the earth to teach complete and
pure dharma
• successor of histrionic Shakyamuni Budd...
ORIGIN
• is derived from the word maitrī (Sanskrit) or
mettā (Pāli) meaning "loving-kindness“
• first appearance in Buddhi...
CHARACTERICS OF
MAITREYA
• One of the earliest mention of Maitreya is
a Sanskrit text
• the Maitreyavyakarana (The Prophec...
TRANSLATION
• "will lose their doubts and the torrents of
their cravings will be cut off: free from all misery they
will m...
GENRAL DESCRIPTION OF MATRIYA
• Pictured as…
• Dressing
• chakra wheel
RITUALS AND WORSHIPS TO MATREYS
• worshipped for wealth, happiness
• he is able to give gist of child
TWO MAIN REASONS
• “To take rebirth in Tusita Heaven, a kind of
Pure Land, so as to receive the teaching of the
Dharma"
• ...
‘NAMO-MI-LO FWO’
come matreya come
MEANS
HAPPY FAT BUDDHA- MATREYA
• Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha is in
reality known as the Maitreya Buddha.
MYTHS RELATED TO HAPPY FAT
BUDDHA
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  1. 1. Matreya – The Future Buddha Sheeza Mahak
  2. 2. • Sakyamuni Buddha predicted that his teaching would last only for 5000 years before disappearing
  3. 3. The prophecy concerning Maitreya Buddha • The prophesy of arrival of matreya refers to time when dharma will have been forgotten by most on Jambudvips Translated by Edward Conze in his Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Books, 1959), from page 238.
  4. 4. MAITREYA • future Buddha • appear on the earth to teach complete and pure dharma • successor of histrionic Shakyamuni Buddha
  5. 5. ORIGIN • is derived from the word maitrī (Sanskrit) or mettā (Pāli) meaning "loving-kindness“ • first appearance in Buddhist sculpture in ckkavatti sutta of the Pali Tipitika • By that time, another Buddha will gain awakening called matreya Buddha • we are currently under the ‘era’ of Sakyamuni Buddha
  6. 6. CHARACTERICS OF MAITREYA • One of the earliest mention of Maitreya is a Sanskrit text • the Maitreyavyakarana (The Prophecy of Mai treya), stating that Gods, men and other beings will worship Maitreya
  7. 7. TRANSLATION • "will lose their doubts and the torrents of their cravings will be cut off: free from all misery they will manage to cross the ocean of becoming; and, as a result of Maitreya's teachings, they will lead a holy life. No longer will they regard anything as their own, they will have no possession, no gold or silver, no home, no relatives! But they will lead the holy life of chastity under Maitreya's guidance. They will have torn the net of the passions, they will manage to enter into trances, and theirs will be an abundance of joy andhappiness, for they will lead a holy life under Maitreya's guidance." (Trans. in Conze 1959:241)
  8. 8. GENRAL DESCRIPTION OF MATRIYA • Pictured as… • Dressing • chakra wheel
  9. 9. RITUALS AND WORSHIPS TO MATREYS • worshipped for wealth, happiness • he is able to give gist of child
  10. 10. TWO MAIN REASONS • “To take rebirth in Tusita Heaven, a kind of Pure Land, so as to receive the teaching of the Dharma" • “To gain sufficient merits as to obtain a rebirth during His appearance on earth, to hear His teachings and to be saved by Him.”
  11. 11. ‘NAMO-MI-LO FWO’ come matreya come MEANS
  12. 12. HAPPY FAT BUDDHA- MATREYA • Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha is in reality known as the Maitreya Buddha.
  13. 13. MYTHS RELATED TO HAPPY FAT BUDDHA

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