Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Maitreya Buddha

From my visit of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Sago Street today, I learnt that the personification of the future Buddha, Maitreta Buddha is not really a fat, happy and bald monk. According to the learning exhibition hall on the 3rd storey, this fat and happy monk lived in one of the early Chinese dynasty and he could forsee the future Buddha and often shouts out his name. As no one really knows how the future Buddha looks like, over time, the future Buddha becomes personified as him.

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