Buddha footprint

The world of the Buddha footprint
by Dr. Waldemar C. Sailer




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Maitriya - the Future Buddha

Maitriya - The Future Buddha

Within Lan Na Buddhist iconography the future Buddha (Sanskrit: Maitreya; Pali: Metteyya) is adorned with a crown. In Thailand the Sanskrit form is used which indicates Mahayan or Mulasarvastivadian Buddhist influences on Theravada Buddhism. The same image in central Thailand is known as Sung-Khreung, The One Fully Bedecked with Jewellery. Drawn in ballpoint on heavy white paper.

Inscription: Ariya Maitriya Teva-but. Ariya Maitriya, the son of the deva (celestial beings).

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