Two nga kings will bathe him with streams of warm and cool water.65 (38) , 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. New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint, 1972. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u633247. LHs term translates as correctly ceasing. Though neither text uses the most common Tibetan word for transcendence, , that term best fits all the parameters here. 35, * (AMV 8; LH 980.6; NT 960.4). time in the future his tree of enlightenment will be, ). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2012. The message to lay people is that faith is enough for this life now; in the future they can actually practice the path of renunciation under Maitreya, and at that point it will not be so hard. Finally, a word on the translation. From the. 8:19 PREVIEW Lost Divinity. NT Narthang edition of the Tibetan text of the Prophecy of the Superior Maitreya. 71 (AMV 14), (LH 983.7, NT 963.3). instead of the Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa). III by Benjamin Creme (1997); 1.4 The World Teacher for All Humanity by Benjamin Creme (2007); 1.5 The Awakening of Humanity, by . I will not visit [this world] again.62 Without contaminations I will go to uncontaminated Nirva.63 (36), I will effect the liberation of sentient beings immersed in the sea of cyclic existence, who experience great suffering and are bound by the fetters of thirst.64 (37), And the gods will hold up a white parasol over the head of that [boy]. 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. Maitreya is allegedly a bodhisattva, the term for one who . Moats built by jeweled bricks and arrayed with carpets of red and blue lotuses will be adorned with decorative grasses. I cannot find any other reference to the eight qualities or parts of the voice. Sariputra, the great general of the doctrine, most wise and resplendent, from compassion for the world asked the Lord: 'Some time ago you have spoken to us of the future Buddha, who will lead the world at a future . 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, Sanskrit words within an English translation unless those wordslike Buddha, nirva, and karmahave become. 3.  More self-proclaimed Maitreyas 173 (AMV 30), (LH 991.3). The clue that helps us to understand when the Maitreya will be manifested is: " . I could not locate a version of the text in the sDe dge edition of the bKa gyur. At least as far as Benjamin Creme of Share International Organization, the one who professed Christ returned. Digital Edition: http://www.dsbcproject.org/canon-text/content/415/1880 (Accessed February 14, 2021). And on that very night when he will set forth in renunciation [of the world], he will indeed attain the other side of enlightenment. Tibetan has 80 cubits ( LH 984.4, NT 963.7). 26 (AMV 6; LH 980.2; NT 959.6). 63 (AMV 13), (LH 983.2, NT 962.5). The meaning here seems to be closer to, (reality) since it is described as the highest level (. It is a critical edition of the two extant manuscript versions of the Sanskrit text: one preserved in the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society (Edition A) brought to the attention of modern scholars by Sylvain Lvis article Maitreya Le Consolateur in Mlanges Linossier, tudes Dorientalisme, vol II (1932): 355402, and the other found in the stpa at Gilgit (Edition B). ), whereas to our modern secular ears the word doctrine connotes more of a dogmatic rule than a true description of reality. Majumder however used both the Shastri Collection manuscript and a second one found at Gilgit that might not have been available to Lvi in 1932. However, contextually it is redundant. Having first performed a sacrifice, he will offer it to the twice-born.81 (49), And82 upon his bestowing of the charming, bejeweled sacrificial post to them, [LH 985] the thousands of Brhmaas will immediately divided it [among themselves].83 (50), And having seen this transitoriness of the sacrificial post, Maitreya will contemplate the whole of cyclic existence, and he will long to go forth from home [in renunciation]. AMV 16 n. 5). e also will cup his hands together and praise the guide of the world. 108 (AMV 20), probably the named after the constellation of the same name (MW 952.3). Unveiled Buddhist Buddhist Predictions Buddhist Prophecies Shambhala Prophecy Kingdom of Shambhala Maitreya Maitreya Prediction Maitreya Legend Buddha Avatar Avatar New Avatar Sermon of the Seven Suns Seven Suns Seven Suns . At that time, the royal capital will be called Ketumati. It is only upon penetrating the truth of existence (according to the Buddhists) that one is liberated from this cycle of existence and achieves lasting peace, or nirva (, ). The Sanskrit critical edition was compiled by Prabhas Chandra Majumder in 1959. However, they repeat phrases from verses 83 and 85. It is equated with the Indian subcontinent, which for Indians of the Buddhas time was the civilized world. 112 (AMV 21), (988.1). (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. will see the thoroughly enlightened Maitreya, the best of bipeds. This is found only in B. Tibetan has , though Jim Valby has honor as a definition of, Atkinson, David W. Maitreya, the Future Buddha., Lvi, Sylvain. . The Sanskrit word, , has many meanings. The narrative however does participate in the glorification of the Buddha that had become common-place by the early days of the Great Vehicle. The warriors shall march under the banner of Maitreya.' - The prophecy of Shambala ( Buddhist, BEF 700 CE ) 'Drought, famine, disease and war will sweep the world.. Nation will fight nations, and the larger will devour the smaller. Sariputra, the great general of the doctrine, most wise and resplendent, from compassion for the world asked the Lord: 'Some time ago you have spoken to us of the future Buddha, who will lead the world at a future . 127 (AMV 23). 152This verse is only in edition B (AMV 27, n. 6). 84Literally may I touch (AMV 17). 151 (AMV 29). 123Edition B does not have the standard refrain for this section. The Maitreyavyakarana, also known as The Maitreya Prophecy, can possibly be said to have been fulfilled in our present day. (57), Seeing that the crowd is well-disposed,95 he will talk about the truths of suffering, the arising of suffering, and the transcendence96 of suffering.97 (58), Along with the peaceful, holy eightfold path that leads to the extinction [of sorrows] (nirva), and having listened attentively to that doctrine they will begin to progress in the teaching.98 (59), And99 in a garden covered in flowers, there will be a gathering. A daughter of an Asura, a semi-divine being that can be either malevolent or benevolent, ac became the wife of Indra when he slew her father. The temples would be burned, the populations decimated. Alex Wayman, vol. 107 (AMV 20). 48 (AMV 11), (LH 981.7; NT 961.4). It will indeed be 12 yojanas long and 7 yojanas wide. There will be no more rebirths. Lvi apparently translates this as plus de pchs (without sins) (Lvi 396). One later version of the curse is for Indra to grow 1,000 vulva all over his body to shame him for his lust. The future Maitreya Buddha will come to this world in its utopian form, and there is no mention of other worlds. These consist of 12 dityas, 8 Vasus, 11 Rudras, and 2 Avins (MW 458.3). Bracketed page with sigla represent the Tibetan versions: LH being the Lhasa edition and NT referring to the Narthang. Vol. Maitreya..One of the so called 'Masters of the Earth. It is this which led to the announcement by Maitreya, in June 1945, that He was ready to return at the earliest possible moment, which was 19 July 1977," (The Emergence, October 1990, p. 2 (10), The beings there will be faultless, sinless, joyful, and full of life. And the gods will hold up a white parasol over the head of that [boy]. We indeed wish to hear about this leader. (3). Rick Branch. Patajali and the Beginnings of Dharmastra: An Alternative Social History of Early Dharmastra Production. In Aux Abords de La Clairire: tudes Indiennes et Compares En lHonneur de Charles Malamoud, by Silvia DIntino and Caterina Guenzi, Vol. However, Lvi does not thoroughly source his argument, which seems primarily based on hypothetical reconstructions of Sanskrit titles from Chinese, and as the Tibetan is ambiguous enough to be read either way, I have chosen the translation that makes more sense contextually, following Yijing and Watanabe. 24 (LH 979.6) AMV (5) and NT (959.4) have . In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. A Sanskrit-English Dictionary Etymologically and Philologically Arranged With Special Reference to Cognate Indo-European Languages (New Ed., Greatly Enl. The future Maitreya Buddha will come to this world in its utopian form, and there is no mention of other worlds. Mais lui, peine n, parlera: Laisse, laisse, Mille-Yeux, et). In either case, the vignette seems distinctly out of place. 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. 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. History of Indian Buddhism: From the Origins to the Saka Era. 10:00 . Because, for now, those are four of the more bizarre predictions from ancient Buddhist texts. His name is derived from mitra, 'friend,' friendliness being a basic Buddhist . Modern technology, and especially Unicode, has obviated that difficulty, and I personally cannot help but feel that the continued use of transliteration has latent undertones of vestigial Colonialism, though I do use it parenthetically in some situations where it is unavoidable for a readers clear understanding. They will cause no harm and be virtuous. He would then concentrate on all the buddhas and make the following aspiration: 1. 47The Sanskrit editions begin with this verse. The Tibetan also uses the verb to touch: 17, n.3). Vol. advertisement. Dutt, Nalinaksha. The Tibetan is not any clearer on that account: (LH 987.2-987.3, NT 966.3-966.4). Waiting for Maitreya. MW (533.2) equates this with the Ngaruka tree, or the Sweet Orange tree (C, , on all sides. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya references a time when the Dharma will have been forgotten on Jambudvipa. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1984. 135 (AMV 25). So, my first guess at the meaning of the citys name was having brightness. 111 (AMV 21). , has many meanings. LH (981.2) has . 14Taisho, No. . One of the earliest mention of Maitreya is a Sanskrit text, the Maitreyavyakarana (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 will manage to cross the ocean of becoming; and, as a result of Maitreya's teachings, they will . In the Formless Realm, one no longer even has a body, because such a person has achieved one of four even more rarified meditative stabilizations. 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). 64This verse is found only in edition B of the text. On that road, they will lay out everywhere carpets as soft as cotton. Historians have sometimes suggested that his cult may be derived from the Iranian deity Mithra, since his story is not well worked out in early Buddhism. 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). 13/12/2016. Characteristics. (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. Conze simply translates this as Some time ago (Conze, Buddhist Scriptures, 238). See note 20. It is then that the main focus of the story becomes apparent. ) is also not represented in the Tibetan. , , . ) 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 . (Biblical) The Biblical "Day of the Lord" begins with a Polar Shift of the earth. 76 (AMV 15), (LH 984.4, NT 963.6-963.7). I used the Sanskrit critical edition edited by P. C. Majumder and two editions of the Tibetan, the Lhasa and Narthang. Furthermore, I have done it in isolation with. MW Monier-Williams, Sanskrit Dictionary. Furthermore, I have done it in isolation without consultation of other scholars from any of these traditions. Avaghoa, and Patrick Olivelle. Pigala (tawny, gold-colored) is located in, Kaliga, a historical region on the east coast of India below Calcutta. All teaching was done orally in ancient Indian culture. These will be pacified Hearers with great intelligence. . Maitreya (Sanskrit) or Metteyya (Pli) is a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In terms of the age-old translators dilemma of translating the words versus the meaning, I fallas most dosomewhere in the middle. 89Roughly 675 kilometers or 420 miles. there is such a text in the Chinese tradition. Maitreya (Sanskrit: ) or Metteyya (Pali: ), also Maitreya Buddha or Metteyya Buddha, is regarded as the future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology.As the 5th and final Buddha of the current kalpa, Maitreya's teachings will be aimed at reinstating the dharma, a vital concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Tib. Avadna known as prophecy or revelation. 139The verb here () is singular and at odds with the plural subject. 121 (AMV 23) The Tibetan has: It is because you have well taken vows in the teachings of the Lion of the kyas and having achieved them just as they are described that you have indeed come into my teachings. ( LH 987.3-987.4). 116Edition B leaves out kyamuni (AMV 22 n. 1). , AMV 28 n. 1), while the Tibetan for the whole verse reads: Those who practiced the way of a priest in the teaching of Maitreya [will be] without negativity, without afflictive emotions, and without doubt ( LH 990.1-990.2, NT 968.7-969.1). Full references are listed in the Bibliography. . , that term best fits all the parameters here. Edition A has By way of height, his body will be 80 hands; his width, twenty hands, [and] the circle of his face, half of that ( , AMV 15, n. 4; LH 984.4-984.5, NT 963.7). Nakamura, Hajima. 87There is a slight and inconsequential dissimilarity in word order between edition A and edition B. Majumder claims the second line of edition A starts with the word , but it is missing in the Tibetan and edition B, which is evidently a scribal mistake (AMV 17, n.3). Instead, after the summary of the Four Noble Truths, the text describes how people flock to the community renouncing the world and becoming monks and nuns, including Maitreyas whole family. Maitreya, le bouddha du futur, avec la fiole contenant le nectar du dharma dans la main gauche ; art du Gandhara, II e sicle. though in some versions, they are guarded by ngas. Maitreya will come from one of the upper castes, but instead of being from the warrior caste, he will be from the priestly caste of Brhmaas. 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. 125 (AMV 23) = seized, filled, taken possession of, encompassed. Maitreya is depicted in Buddhist art in many ways. His congregation will be so vast that it could encompass all current followers of kyamuni (verses 79-81). Tibetan agrees with the plural subject (LH 988.6-988.7, NT 967.7-968.1). is equivalent to two extended arms (MW, 1038.1). Tibetan has you will achieve great things (, 30, missing in edition A/Lvi). Then, with many thousands of musical instruments. 56 (AMV 12), (LH 982.4, NT 962.1). Lvi (394) translates it more literally as Dragon Tree (larbre du dragon), as does Conze (240). (12) , At that time, the royal capital will be called Ketumati,28 and it will be a place where beings who act virtuously toward [all] creatures29 live.30 (13), It will indeed be 12 yojanas long and 7 yojanas wide.31 [NT 960] It will be a pure and pleasant city, created through virtue. It is not a form I can identify. The Tibetan has with/by the gods (, LH 983.5, NT 963.1). (8), Sweet and fragrant rice will grow that requires no cultivation. Jambudvpa (the continent of Jambu [trees]) is one of the, continents surrounding Mount Meru. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989. Literally, desires, not eating, and old age. The translation borrows from Conze (238-239), Three kinds of illness only are known people must relieve their bowels, they must eat, they must get old, and Lvi (391) who has . Jambudvpa (the continent of Jambu [trees]) is one of the four main continents surrounding Mount Meru. Vaishnavism or Vishnuism). However, the Tibetans interpret it differently, translating as banner, flag, top ornament (), the other meaning. 22 n. 7; LH 987.4-987.5; NT 966.6-966.7). 20, * (AMV 4; LH 979.4; NT 959.2) The common equivalency for a yojana is 12-15 km or 7.45-9.32 miles.  Bah's believe that the prophecy that Maitreya will usher in a new society of tolerance and love has been fulfilled by Bah'u'llh's teachings on world peace. 2d ed. 86In the Sanskrit there appears to be no indication that this is a quote from Maitreya except the use of the pronoun I . Edgerton, Franklin. (101), After having led hundreds of thousands of living creatures with the body of his doctrine,163 that guide will then enter nirva. 74 (), 958-969 (BDRC W22703, digital copy accessed June 1, 2018: https://www.tbrc.org/#library_work_ViewByOutline-O01JW00501JW15936%7CW22703). As for the origin of the first version, Majumder says: The Asiatic Society manuscript of the text was written during the 57th year of Gopladeva of the Pla dynasty of Bengal. This practice was adopted by the Buddha from other ascetic sects in his day. (19), Moreover there will be pools in that city filled with blue lotuses and white water-lilies, and there will be marvelous parks and forests.39 (20), The king there40 will be called akha.41 A man full of majesty and with great power, he will be a wheel-turning king42 with dominion over the four continents.43 (21) , Possessing the seven [types of] treasures [of a wheel-turning ruler],44 he will be a commander of a four-part army.45 A full thousand sons will be born to this world ruler. Patajali and the Beginnings of Dharmastra: An Alternative Social History of Early Dharmastra Production. In. Sitting at the foot of this tree, Maitreya, the best of bipeds, will reach total, unsurpassable illumination; this is without doubt! (, Lvi (394) also omits it, but Conze (240) has And he will win his enlightenment the very same day (, ) that he has gone forth into homeless life., 19). The gods will strew [flowers] on the sage who has come to the city. However, the text was probably written somewhere between the end of the 2nd century CE and the beginning of the 3rd. Prophecies of the Golden Age Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's Prophecies about Maitreya Buddha ( P. 43 ). 131, (AMV 24, LH 988.2, NT 967.3). It was Buddha himself gave words of prophecy to Maitreya Bodhisattva for his destiny in Gridhrakut around Rajgir. Only Buddhist practitioners who are Non-returners (, (accompanied by) which the Tibetan translates as. ) Before He departed He gave a prophecy that the cultures He had inspired would eventually fall to the tragedy of greed and war. 104Following edition A and the Tibetan: (AMV 20, n. 3) and (LH 986.5, NT 965.6). His name means Conch Shell. NT adds: , May it be auspicious!. . THE PROPHECY CONCERNING MAITREYA. 128Tibetan formally closes the quote with which is not in the Sanskrit and resumes following the Sanskrit (LH 988.1, NT 967.2). It refers to the tree under which kyamuni Buddha (Siddhrtha Gautama) gained enlightenment. The account of Maitreyas prophecy, as we have it, clearly presents Buddhism as a superior alternative for the lay-person to the dominant Brahmic religion. Louvain-la-Neuve: Universit catholique de Louvain, Institut orientaliste, 1988. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u1669356. The printed text has: and the digital version has (http://www.dsbcproject.org/canon-text/content/415/1880 accessed May 8, 2018). 147The text says, having made the prjali (/ , , AMV 27). (LH 982.3; NT 961.7). . Mi-Lar is the transliteration of Maitreya in Mandarin. Early versions of such stories are found throughout the Buddhist canon, with birth-stories of the Buddha, the Legends of the Bodhisattvaor as he translates, The Garland of Great Achievements by the Bodhisattva (, with one foot in the Hnayna literature, and the other in that of the Mahyna.. There are a number of Buddhist texts foretelling Maitreya. Maitreya has also been employed in a millenarian role by many non-Buddhist religions in the past, such as Theosophy, the White Lotus, as well as by modern new religious movements, such as Yiguandao. relied on a manuscript from the H. P. Shastri Collection No. 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). Maitreya is a transcendent bodhisattva named as the universal Buddha of a future time. This was predicted by the ancient goddes Gaia. The word which means collection, assembly but could possibly be an error for and so forthdoes not represent any of the Sanskrit, as far as I can tell. The notion here is that the oceans recede creating a path for such a world-ruling king to circumscribe the whole world. They will have eliminated obstacles. Conze (239) has and considers their implications in the light of the holy mantras. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borassus_flabellifer (Accessed February 27, 2021). The Tibetan is (LH 983.7, NT 963.2-963.3). 74 (), 982-996 (BDRC W26071, digital copy accessed June 1, 2018: https://www.tbrc.org/#library_work_ViewByOutline-O1PD110161PD11461%7CW26071) and in bKa gyur (Narthang), vol. 169 (AMV 30, missing in edition A/Lvi). 150 (AMV 27), (LH 989.5, NT 968.4). Daniel's prophecy of the Seventy Weeks includes the prediction of a final seven year period. Then, the teacher Maitreya, the highest of humans, looking down. Hajima Nakamura, Indian Buddhism: A Survey with Bibliographic Notes, ed. (104) , So, [when] one places their thoughts on the Doctrine, the Buddha, [LH 991] and the best of assemblies, the Sagha, they will become very powerful.168 , Through propitiating169 such a one like the compassionate Maitreya, best of bipeds, in time you will proceed to nirva.170 , Having heard this extraordinary [tale] and having seen such abundant good fortune,171 what wise person would not have faith,172 since even those in dark rebirths do so? 78 (AMV 15), reading for , with abundance. Both Conze (240) and Lvi (394) follow the Sanskrit. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most on the terrestrial world. 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. The Tibetan translates as I will go to the uncontaminated [the state] beyond sorrow. The Bhaiajya-guru-vairya-prabh-rja Stra, which focuses on Bhaiajyaguru, a healing Buddha also known as the "Medicine Buddha". (17), A pleasing sound will resound from the wind moving in those palm trees, just like the sweet sound of cymbals in five-part [harmony].36 (18)  [LH 981], In those days, the people in this city will seek the highest happiness37 and tranquility,38 and they will be exceedingly pleased by the sound of the palm trees taking delight in it. She will be beautiful, gracious, charming, and popular. I do not know Chinese and so have not been able to avail myself of those translations as Lvi and Conze did. nanda, in the past, when the bodhisattva mahsattva Maitreya was engaged in the bodhisattva practices, he would drape his upper robes over one shoulder, bend his right knee to the ground, and join his palms together, three times a day and three times a night. 59 (AMV 12), (LH 982.6; NT 962.3). They will be tall in stature with a beautiful complexion and have great strength. Stras which focus on Maitreya, such as the Maitreyavyakarana (Maitreya Prophecy) and The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha (Taisho 454). Pigala (tawny, gold-colored) is located in Kaliga, a historical region on the east coast of India below Calcutta. Paris: E. Laroux, 1932. Here, he gives the essential keynotes of the Maitreya prophecy and with these words I conclude this article. You beings are impelled by that, and so you have met with me. These texts describe a grandiose vision of the Buddhist cosmos that is full of an inestimable number of Buddhas and saints, replete with miracles, and populated by untold hosts of non-human beings. Version A combines verses 58 & 59 in a different way: , the complete passing beyond suffering, the holy eightfold path that is peaceful and leads to, seeing that the crowd is well-disposed, he will relate these truths. Having done only minimal research, I wonder, a genre of texts that were prevalent in Central Asia around this time. The Sanskrit critical edition was compile. Sitting at the foot of this tree, Maitreya, the best of bipeds, will reach total, unsurpassable illumination; this is without doubt! (son feuillage stend sur six portes de voix. 119This verse, with a slightly different word order, comes after verse 73 in edition A and the Tibetan (AMV 22 n. 3, LH 987.6-987.7, NT 966.7-967.1). Having accepted the well-obtained precepts and the teachings, those beings have gone to the teachings, and you beings have gone [for refuge] to the Buddha, the teaching, and the community, and because of performing that meritorious deed, you have approached my teachings. The translation here follows the Tibetan more closely under the assumption that it represents a deeper understanding of the Sanskrit or an interpretation based on oral instruction. by Prabhas Chandra Majumder. The prophecy genre is considered by adherents of the Great Vehicle as one of the twelve branches of Buddhas discourse, and indeed several texts of this style are found in the Tibetan collection of the, , as the title makes explicit, concerns the prophecy of, considered to be the next Buddha to come to this world and. 40 (AMV 9). Majumders edition of the Sanskrit text, pp. Life of the Buddha. was the first full translation I undertook. 26). The Asiatic Society manuscript of the text was written during the 57th year of Gopladeva of the Pla dynasty of Bengal. See note 31. Vishnu is as an infinite force. Thank you for reading and God Bless. In the English translation that follows, verse numbers will be included in parentheses at the end of the verse. 8:05 PREVIEW Once. The translation has been reviewed several of times, but I do not consider it polished. Of these, the most important is the Angatavasa ("The Chronicle of the Future [Buddha]"). Literally, desires, not eating, and old age. The translation borrows from Conze (238-239), Three kinds of illness only are known people must relieve their bowels, they must eat, they must get old, and Lvi (391) who has les besoins, linanition, la vieillesse., 28 (AMV 7; LH 980.3; NT 959.7). Sponberg, Alan, Helen Hardacre, and Princeton University. 160 (AMV 28), (LH 990.3, NT 969.1). . 137 (AMV 25). 23 (n.d.): 75. These words are put in the mouth of Maitreya, whereas the Four Noble Truths are presented simply as a paraphrase. 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 will manage to cross the ocean of becoming and, as a result of Maitreya's teachings, they will lead a . 174 (AMV 30) or (AMV 30 n. 4) The Tibetan is: (LH 991.3). Pri, Nel. Maitreya's connection with Jesus is that He is the entity who overshadowed the disciple Jesus from the baptism to the crucifixion. The text of the has already been translated into French by Sylvian Lvi in 1932. has already been translated into French by Sylvian Lvi in 1932. translated by Edward Conze in his collection, in order to refresh and practice my woefully inadequate knowledge of Sanskrit, but also with the motivation to provide a full, fresh English translation of this treatise for faith-based Buddhism, . Lamotte, Etienne. See N. Pri, Review of Matsumoto Bunzabur, does not thoroughly source his argument, which, seems primarily based on hypothetical reconstructions of Sanskrit titles from Chinese, and.