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Miroku

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Japanese name for the Buddha Maitreya.

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Miroku

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 59 words.

The Japanese Buddhist version of the great future Buddha, the Bodhisattva Maitreya, is Miroku-bosatsu or, in his future

Miroku

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Japanese name for the Buddha Maitreya.

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Miroku

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 77 words.

The Japanese Buddhist (see Japanese Buddhism) version of the great future Buddha, the Bodhisattva (see Bodhisattva)

Miroku

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 7 words.

Japanese name for the Buddha Maitreya.

Miroku

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4 words.

Jap. for Maitreya.

Maitreya

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 126 words.

(Skt., ‘loving one’; Pāli, Metteyya; Chin., Mile-fo; Korean, Mitūk; Jap., Miroku).

One of the five earthly buddhas, the embodiment of

Namu

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Jap., ‘praise’).

Adoration and homage in Japanese Buddhism, hence equivalent to, ‘I take refuge in’ (see THREE JEWELS). It is therefore found in many combinations, e.g. the...

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Kaikei

Hiromichi Soejima.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 1263 words.

[An Amida Butsu]

(fl Nara area, 1183–1223).

Japanese sculptor. He is associated with the Kei school of Buddhist sculpture and is thought to have been a disciple of...

Japanese Buddhas

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

In the esoteric sects of Buddhism (see Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism) such as the Shingon (see Shingon sect), the deities of Shinto (see Shinto entries), the kami (see Kami), are...

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Enku

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 214 words.

Japanese, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1628, in Gifu Prefecture; died 1695, in Miroku-ji temple, Gifu Prefecture.

Monk-sculptor.

Little is known about the...

Mi-lo

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

East Asia

The future Buddha, at present living as a bodhisattva in Tushita Heaven. In India Maitreya, ‘the one who is yet to come’, played a minor role, and only after he was...

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Maitreya

Alan Sponberg.

in Buddhism

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 15230 words.

The Sanskrit epithet Maitreya, or “The Benevolent One” (Pali Metteya; Sinhala Maitrī; Tib. Byam-pa = Jam-pa; Ch. Mi-le; Kor. Mireuk; Japan. Miroku), refers to the next Buddha of our world,...