RuLai & Maitreya
What is Chinese RuLai & Maitreya? What does Chinese RuLai & Maitreya Painting mean? “Rulai” was translated form the Sanskrit word “Tathagata”. “Ru” means “suchness”(tathata), or “according to the reality”(Yathabhutam), i.e. the ultimate reality of all dhammas, while “lai” means “come”. “Rulai”(Tathagata) is interpreted in the Buddhist scriptures as “coming by the path of Tathagata” or “coming according to the reality”. Tathagata is a general term and another name for “the Buddha”. Thus Gotama Buddha can be called Gotama Tathagata, and Amita Buddha can be called Amita Tathagata. Maitreya, in Buddhist tradition, the future Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven, who will descend to earth to preach anew the dharma (“law”) when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have completely decayed. Maitreya is the earliest bodhisattva around whom a cult developed and is mentioned in scriptures from the 3rd century CE. He was accepted by all schools of Buddhism and is still the only bodhisattva generally honoured by the Theravada tradition. We have many of Chinese RuLai & Maitreya paintings that can be mailed to you directly from the artists. We will save you 50% compare the price you get from your local store. you can also contact us and send requests to personalize your paintings.