Antique Tibetan embossed copper.
Djampa (Maitreya) the future Buddha.
Tibet 18th century.
Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 cm
Weight: 13 g
Maitreya (friendly one, Tibetan: Djampa) is prophesied by the Buddha Shakyamuni to be the next Buddha to appear in our world system. He will be last of the the five Buddhas to gain Supreme Enlightenment. Theravada and Mahayana sources agree that at present he resides in the Tushita (Tibetan Ganden) devaloka (a kind of heaven world). Far in the future, when the wave of teaching initiated by Shakyamuni (Buddhism) has died out, Maitreya will descend to Earth and take his last rebirth as a human being. He will discover the path to Enlightenment and will proclaim the Dharma once more for the benefit of gods and men.
Maitreya is also a caretaker, watching over the earth's destiny, until he will emanate as a supreme incarnation many thousands of years from now.
Part of his care taking involves appearing ahead of time in this world, to keep humans moving in the right evolutionary direction.
In anticipation of this event, he is frequently represented as a Buddha, and worshipped as such.
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- Total nr of items
- Rare ancient Tibetan repelled copper Djampa Maitreya future Buddha
- 18th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Good condition, see description
- 7×0×5.5 cm