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མ་ཕམ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    མ་ཕམ་པ།

    ma pham pa

    Ajita

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Publications: 7
Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · James Gentry
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ།
  • ma pham
  • Ajita

An epithet of the bodhisattva Maitreya.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ་པ།
  • ma pham pa
  • Ajita

The other name of Maitreya, the bodhisattva who became Śākyamuni’s regent and is prophesied to be the next buddha, the fifth buddha in the fortunate eon. In early Buddhism he appears as the human disciple Maitreya Tiṣya, sent to pay his respects by his teacher. The Buddha gives him the gift of a robe and prophesies he will be the next buddha, while his companion Ajita will be the next cakravartin. As a bodhisattva in the Mahāyāna he has both these names.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Ajita
  • མི་ཕམ་པ།
  • mi pham pa
  • Ajita

The other name of Maitreya (or Maitraka), the bodhisattva who will be the fifth buddha of the Good Eon.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ།
  • ma pham
  • Ajita

Another name for Maitreya.

Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ་པ།
  • ma pham pa
  • Ajita
  • 阿逸多

The name of Maitreya before his awakening.

Translation by Ana Cristina Lopes
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ་པ།
  • ma pham pa
  • Ajita

Epithet for the bodhisattva and future Buddha Maitreya.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Ajita
  • མ་ཕམ་པ།
  • ma pham pa
  • Ajita

“Unconquered,” an alternate name for the bodhisattva Maitreya; the name of a bodhisattva; also an epithet of the deity Viṣṇu.