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Known in Tibetan as the "Lord of Love" or the "Noble Loving One" འཕགས་པ་བྱམས་པ། (Pakpa Jampa), the "Loving Protector" བྱམས་པའི་མགོན་པོ་ (Jampay Gonpo), in Chinese as 弥勒佛 (Mi Le Fo), Japanese as Miroku, and commonly as Maitreya throughout Asia and beyond. Maitreya is the bodhisattva called the "future Buddha" who resides in Tushita heaven until coming to the human realm to take the role of the next Buddha after Śākyamuni Buddha. According to tradition, Asaṅga received teachings from Maitreya and recorded them in the Five Dharma Treatises of Maitreya, which form the basis for buddha-nature teachings and the larger Yogācāra teachings in general.

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  • འཕགས་པ་བྱམས་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • བྱམས་པའི་མགོན་པོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མགོན་པོ་བྱམས་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མ་ཕམ་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • 'phags pa byams pa · other names (Wylie)
  • byams pa'i mgon po · other names (Wylie)
  • mgon po byams pa · other names (Wylie)
  • ma pham pa · other names (Wylie)
  • Ajita · other names

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  • Asaṅga · student