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弥勒菩萨     Mílè Púsà     Maitreya Bodhisattva

Traditional: 彌勒菩薩
Grammar: Proper Noun
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: maitreya, Japanese: Miroku-bosatsu; The bodhisattva that will be the next Buddha of our world to come after Shakyamuni Buddha, often portrayed as a big bellied Buddha, currently abiding in Tuṣita Heaven 兜率天 (JEBD 'Miroku-bosatsu'; FGDB '彌勒菩薩')
Related: 弥勒(Abbreviation)
Concept: 菩萨 Bodhisattva
Parent concept: 大乘佛教 (Mahāyāna Buddhism)
Topic: Buddhism

Other senses of the word: 弥勒菩萨

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