Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 59536)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Katimari Collection
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya (Tibetan: cham pa. English: Love), the bodhisattva of loving kindness and the coming buddha of the future aeon after the age of Shakyamuni Buddha. Maitreya currently resides in the Tushita heaven and is commonly depicted as either a bodhisattva or in the appearance of complete Buddha with all the typical charateristics.

"With the fire of great love burning the fuel of anger, the light of pristine awareness removes the darkness of ignorance; heir to the Conqueror's Dharma, upcoming leader of beings; to the one residing in Tushita, I bow." (Buddhist liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 2-2007

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