Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 69631)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Paper
Collection Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Catalogue # S1998.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya, Bodhisattva (Tibetan: cham pa. English: the One of Love), currently residing in the Tushita heaven, the next Buddha to appear in the world.

"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." (Sakya liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 9-98

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