Maitreya Name Meaning & Origin
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Maitri (pronounced "MY - tree")
- Meanings and history of the name Maitreya
This is the name the Buddhists give the NEXT incarnation of the Buddha, who is expected to manifest at that point in the future when humans have learned the quality known as "maitri," meaning 'unqualified friendliness towards all beings, including oneself."
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There is currently someone living in Great Britain and calling himself Maitreya. He claims he is in fact the returned Buddha Maitreya; although he has followers, this claim is not widely supported in the world-wide Buddhist community.
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