With reference to the Indian History, who among the following is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]
|Maitreya||Maitreya is believed to be the successor of Gautama Buddha and is considered a future Buddha.
Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future and is regarded as a future Buddha.
He is also known as Ajita Bodhisattva.
|Avalokiteshvara||Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.
Avalokiteshvara is also known as the “Lord who looks down”.
|Padmapani||Padmapani is a bodhisattva who is depicted holding a lotus.|
|Lokesvara||Lokesvara is referred to as the “Lord of the World”.|
Please note that Maitreya, Avalokiteshvara, Padmapani, and Lokesvara are all bodhisattvas associated with Buddhism.
Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.