|Metteyya Buddha (Pali)|
(Aka Maitreya in Sanskrit)
According to Buddhist eschatology, this is the name of a future Buddha who will be the successor to Shakyamuni Buddha, i.e. The Buddha.
In the future when the current Buddha's dharma has been forgotten, Metteyya will appear on earth, achieve enlightenment, and re-teach the pure dharma.
1. The prophecy of Metteyya is found in the canonical literature of all major Buddhist schools.
2. The concept is similar to that of the Second Coming of Christ (parousia) in Christianity.
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