Glossary

Maitreya

Maitreya

Regarded as a future Buddha in Buddhist mythology, Maitreya is a Bodhisattva prophesied to appear on earth and teach the true dhamma (Buddhist law). He is usually depicted seated or standing, holding a flask of water, with his hair in a looped knot and a stupa in his headdress. One of the earliest Bodhisattvas, he is revered within different sects of Buddhism.

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