AMV 17 n.2 agrees with NT. 109 (AMV 21); (LH 986.7, NT 966.2). In the sutra, it was foretold that Maitreya would become the final Buddha of the future who would lead all sentient life to achieve enlightenment. (9), And the trees will be a league wide, loaded with leaves, flowers and fruit, and in those days their lifespan will be 80,000. Indeed, in this future time, Maitreyas fathers name is Subrahma, which means good priest, and he is the skilled minister of the then world-ruling king. Maitreya (Hangul: ) is the supreme god who can control the entire universe and nature as an almighty being free from physical restraints, is one of the central themes of The God of High School series, just like the Ragnark and the prophets. Instead, he happily joins the community of renunciates upon his sons awakening. In the English translation that follows, verse numbers will be included in parentheses at the end of the verse. The concept of the four treasures is found in both Buddhism and Jainism. Maitreya is the fulfiller of this prophecy (His Beloved). Lvi (393) includes this line in his translation. MW (1154.1) translates this as going entirely over or beyond. The Tibetan text differ in their translation, though this is possibly a scribal error: The first is literally coming correctly. idyllic pregnancy, and, while she holds a branch of a tree, the baby will emerge from her side to avoid, the crud of birth. Upon hearing that, the Fortunate One said, In his day, the oceans will dry up, receding 100 yojana. (30), Having borne [the baby] with great majesty55 for ten complete months, the mother of Maitreya will then be in a grove abundant with flowers. (51) [17], [Then he will think,] Having renounce all this [for wandering] wherever, let me reach84 the state of deathlessness.85 Let me liberate people from the fear of sickness, death, and old age.86 (52), That Maitreya, the highest of people, accompanied by the 84,000 [followers] will leave to go forth in renunciation.87 (53) [18], In those days, his tree of enlightenment will be the Nga tree,88 the branches of this [tree] rising 50 yojanas89 in height.90 (54) [NT 965], And having sat down under those [branches] of that [tree], Maitreya, the highest of people, the leader, [LH 986] will reach the unsurpassable, auspicious enlightenment.91 (55), And on that very night when he will set forth in renunciation [of the world], he will indeed attain the other side of enlightenment.92 (56) [19], Thereupon, with a voice that possesses the eight [supreme] qualities,93 that best of [all] people94 will teach the true doctrine that disperses all suffering and is peaceful. At the end of the year the horse would be sacrificed to the gods. 96 (AMV 19). Why the shift from Warrior caste to Priestly caste? which was written by the Vaibhika ryacandra who belonged to the same period as Avaghoa (c.80-c.150). 130The form of the verb in the second sentence is puzzling: . Two nga kings will bathe him with streams of warm and cool water.65 (38) [14], And having taken Maitreya who will have the 32 marks of greatness, the midwife will bring that [newborn] blazing with good fortune to [his] mother.66 (39) [NT 963], And, [like] a goddess,67 she will ride mounted in an attractive palanquin decorated with various jewels, bearing her son. 118The Buddhist community. (93), And Maitreya, guide and lord of the world, will be surrounded by many thousands of gods from the pure abodes,151 and he will enter [those realms].152 (94), Moreover, [accompanied] by [his] assembly of brhmaas Brahm will, with clear speech,153 relate the true doctrine, speaking with his Brahma-voice. The Tibetan translates as I will go to the uncontaminated [the state] beyond sorrow. Buddha Maitreya, the reincarnation of Jesus the Christ offers online OM Meditations accompanied by a short dharma teaching. 107 (AMV 20). In the translations, numbers in parentheses at the end of a verse are the verse numbers from the printed edition edited by Majumder. emphasis on faith and the descriptions of its potent efficacy. The whole three realms. The prophecy concerning Maitreya Buddha (translated by Edward Conze in his Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Books, 1959), from page 238. 6. "In the Tushita heaven of the Buddhists dwells the radiant consciousness of Maitreya, the loving one, the desired of all nations - the Buddhist Messiah who is yet to come. His third congregation will be of a full 220 million Hearers. AMV (7) has , *. As with most Hindu myths, there are several versions. (24). These will be pacified Hearers whose minds are pacified. The first half of the sentence uses the third person singular, 30). (96) [28] [LH 990], Thrilled, the gods, people, gandharvas, yakas, and rkasas will perform pja155 for the teacher and so will the Ngas who have great magical powers. The difference here in. From 1984, at 33 years old, He returned to Nepal, India, and Tibet/China; and in Northern California He established His Planetary Ashram allowing many hundreds of Monasteries to come under His Direct Mastery as Tulku Buddha . 2, . 49 (AMV 11), (LH 981.7, NT 961.4). The Sanskrit verb is an unconventional future form of - to scatter. 147The text says, having made the prjali (/ , , AMV 27). in this future time, Maitreyas fathers name is Subrahma, which means good priest, and he is the skilled minister of the then world-ruling king. However, contextually it is redundant. You have been encompassed125 by the sage, the best of teachers, whose intelligence is great.126 (76), Seeing that the audience is receptive, [Maitreya] will speak these truths, and having heard them, they will thus attain to the truth,127 the highest stage. I do not know Chinese and so have not been able to avail myself of those translations as Lvi and Conze did. It is not a form I can identify. As a tatpara, (great kings) is a noun ending in short -, which makes it a nominative plural to match (four). Both A and the Tibetan omit it (AMV 13 n. 4). For the sake of practice, I refrained from using Lvis translation until I had made a first draft, The translation here was done from the critical Sanskrit manuscript using the Tibetan translations as a reference, except for the beginning where the Sanskrit manuscripts are missing some pages, . 31Roughly, 100 miles by 60 miles. The notion here is that the oceans recede creating a path for such a world-ruling king to circumscribe the whole world. Only Buddhist practitioners who are Non-returners (, ) are born there. Buddha Maitreya is the Buddha of the future, also known as the Laughing Buddha, is the one to follow up the historical Buddha Sakyamuni. As the disciples were praying together, flames of fire settled on them, signifying the outpouring of the Holy Spirit . The attribution of the text to ryacandra is notable. He has no form, no name, and thus he is incommensurable. Assis au pied de cet arbre, Maitreya, le meilleur des bipdes, arrivera lIllumination totale et insurpassable; pas de doute l-dessus!). New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint, 1972. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u633247. by Prabhas Chandra Majumder. He is a representation of the Message brought through Him. 171 (AMV 30), (LH 991.2, NT 969.6). The prophecy concerning Maitreya Buddha (translated by Edward Conze in his Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin Books, 1959), from page 238. ac was the goddess of beauty. The Sanskrit derives from - down, off and meaning giving. 2nd ed. Prophecies of the Golden Age Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's Prophecies about Maitreya Buddha ( P. 43 ). The Tibetan has for Pigala, though that Tibetan term is usually equated with Kapila. Looking upwards in the four directions, he will proclaim these words: This is my last life. 99The Tibetan resumes the order of verses in the Sanskrit with (LH 986.2, NT 965.4). Furthermore, I have done it in isolation with. The closest Tibetan words to are either which means to split or which means To make laugh, smile.. (6) [5], Also at that time the people of that country will indeed flourish, and their wealth will be without end. One of the earliest mention of Maitreya is a Sanskrit text, the "Maitreya-vyakarana" ("The Prophecy of Maitreya") stating that gods, men and other beings will worship Maitreya and will lose their doubts, and the torrents of their cravings will be cut off: "Free from all misery, they . 4:40 PREVIEW Encircled. The Theosophical Maitreya: On Benjamin Creme's Millenarianism. By propitiating such a one like the compassionate Maitreya, best of bipeds, in time you will proceed to nirva. 127 (AMV 23). In those days, the people in this city will seek the highest happiness. 100Approximately 311 to 764 miles, depending on the calculation of the size of a yojana. Here, he gives the essential keynotes of the Maitreya prophecy and with these words I conclude this article. Edited by Graham Sandberg and A. William Heyde. The Sanskrit critical edition was compiled by Prabhas Chandra Majumder in 1959. 144Edition A and Tibetan has: Those men with clear minds, the sons of the gods who have great supernatural powers, will worship the teacher [Maitreya] with parasols, flags, banners, incense and anointed garlands, along with the sound of music that is pleasant [to hear] (: : [AMV p. 26], [LH 989.2-989.3]). You have been encompassed. Placed in contrast with the texts lack of the inconceivably expansive worldview found in the later Great Vehicle stras, such as the Array of Stalks Stra, one gets the impression that this text does indeed stand, as Winternitz described Avadna literature in general, with one foot in the Hnayna literature, and the other in that of the Mahyna. This would suggest a date of composition slightly earlier than the 400-600 CE of the Gilgit manuscripts. . , in the performance of miracles with six other ascetic sages of his day, during which the Buddha demonstrates his complete supremacy. with you have approached my teachings and clearly ends the quote. Maitreya (Sanskrit) or Metteyya (Pli) is a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. It is because you placed your vows in the teachings of the Lion of the kya clan and have in fact thoroughly guarded them that you have indeed come into my teachings. Maitreya is the bodhisattva called the "future Buddha" who resides in Tushita heaven until coming to the human realm to take the role of the next Buddha after kyamuni Buddha. The first 24 verses are supplied by the Tibetan, from which Majumder reconstructs the Sanskrit. But it would then be the name of the king or an adjective modifying king, and there would be no name for the priest. Literally, voice possessing eight parts of the eight parts () Edgerton (81.2) says, having 8 (unspecified good) qualities, substantially = excellent, fine, supreme. I cannot find any other reference to the eight qualities or parts of the voice. The people will honor him with parasols, flags, and banners, and the minds of men will be soothed by the pleasant resounding of music. Vishnu is as an infinite force. Often the literal translation is the most exact, but sometimes idioms and metaphors and the more culturally specific forms of the language need a less restricted translation, these I footnote with the original text. At that time, a woman with the name of Brahmvat, Having borne [the baby] with great majesty. These are: Jambudvpa (the continent of the Jambu tree) in the south, Prvavideha (those without a body in the east) in the east, Aparagodnya (those worthy of being given cows in the West) in the west, and Uttarakuru (the Northern Kurus) in the north. However, here the term is used ambiguously and does not necessarily refer to that doctrine of the three bodies, which was fully developed by the Yogcrins in the 4th century CE. The temples would be burned, the populations decimated. See note 12 for more detail. In this context it could simply mean, with the body of the [true] doctrine/religion. This is the way it is used in the Pli canon (Aggaa Sutta, DN 409 n. 822). After the destruction of N.Y.C. was the first full translation I undertook. 11, No. Stras which focus on Maitreya, such as the Maitreyavyakarana (Maitreya Prophecy) and The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha (Taisho 454). AMV 16 n. 5). (99), They indeed will go to the far shore, having thus severed the hold on [attachments] net,161 and having obtained the meditative states, they will be in complete possession of joy and happiness and will practice the way of a priest under Maitreyas instruction. (Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1933, rep. 1972), 277-294. , p. 272. (51), [Then he will think,] Having renounce all this [for wandering] wherever, let me reach. However, Nakamura also equates the two. The you here is plural or honorific. (15) [8], Moats built by jeweled bricks and arrayed with carpets of red and blue lotuses will be adorned with decorative grasses.34 (16), They will be completely encircled by seven rings of Tla trees35 that are made of four kinds of jewels and are adorned with lattices of tiny bells. So, [when] one places their thoughts on the Doctrine, the Buddha. I am following Lvi (394) here: Et, accompagne du meme nombre de personnes. Tibetan has at the forefront of an equal number of Brhmaas (, LH 986.5, NT 965.6-965.7). one like the compassionate Maitreya, best of bipeds, in time you will proceed to nirva. Having seen thus that his son has the 32 marks of an exceptional man and examining them with mantras, Just as, through mantras, two [different] destinies of a youth can be seen, [Subrahm will see that his son will be] either a world-ruling leader of men or a Buddha, the greatest of bipeds. In , Lhasa, 74:98296. Maitreya is commonly considered to be the next Buddha to come to this world and has been the focus of an extensive cult throughout Asia at various times. See N. Pri, Review of Matsumoto Bunzabur, Miroku jdo ron (Etude de la Terre-Pure de Maitreya), BEFEO vol. Tib. The Maitreya Prophecy. 106 (AMV 20). Instead, he happily joins the community of renunciates upon his sons awakening. though in some versions, they are guarded by ngas. 122A lay Buddhist rite of fasting on certain days of the month. Following this verse, Edition A and the Tibetan have inserted: Having continually gone for refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sagha and having then performed virtuous actions, you have indeed come into my teachings. (AMV 22 n. 7; LH 987.4-987.5; NT 966.6-966.7). Conze (238) similarly has when one jumps on it, it gives way, and becomes soft like the leaves of the cotton tree. They are interpreting as a continuative, whereas I am interpreting it as one of a pair of opposites: rising up () and sinking low (). A Tibetan-English Dictionary. Winternitz cites in a note on that page that the name of the author is found only in the Tokharian and Uigurian fragments of the text. Then, when a hundred sages cast saffron flowers his , there will be wonders, belief, and matters of great significance. 124The verses 75-77 are omitted from the Tibetan and edition A (AMV 23 n. 2). Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1984. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u2451526. Based primarily on Chinese sources and the Japanese monograph on Maitreyas Pure-land by Matsumoto Bunzabur, Lvi (362-363) argues that this refers to the name of a Stra, In the Stra on the Past and Future, of which the Sanskrit title would be Prvparnta Stra. 58 (AMV 12), (LH 982.6, NT 962.2-962.3). The translation here was done from the critical Sanskrit manuscript using the Tibetan translations as a reference, except for the beginning where the Sanskrit manuscripts are missing some pages and all that we have is the Tibetan. Majumders edition of the Sanskrit text, pp. The Sanskrit critical edition was compile. The divine inspirations of Hai Tong were based on the Maitreya Prophecy that is revealed in the "Maitreyavyakarana Sutra". There is no clear indication of the end of the Buddhas speech. Lvi (p. 396) has: In his path, they will make the ground as soft as cotton and cotton-padding, and they will spread in his way a variety of garlands (sur son chemin rendront le sol aussi doux que le coton et la ouate, et ils rpandront sur sa route des guirlandes varies). , though it is unclear how the Tibetan is derived from the Sanskrit. [10] More self-proclaimed Maitreyas 2 (1997): 193200. The Tibetan of this sentence seems to diverge from the Sanskrit in AMV. There are a number of Buddhist texts foretelling Maitreya. The Tibetan translation for the name of Indras wife, ach, is , though it is unclear how the Tibetan is derived from the Sanskrit. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. found at Gilgit that might not have been available to Lvi in 1932. 33 (LH 980.5; NT 960.2). 163 (AMV 29), literally with [his] Truth Body. (LH 989.2). The Sanskrit does not: (AMV 25). 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