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The [[sutra]] known as '''The Question of Maitreya''' (Skt. ''Maitreya­paripṛcchā''; Tib. བྱམས་པས་ཞུས་པ།, [[Wyl.]] ''’phags pa byams pas zhus pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo'') is found in the ''Heap of Jewels'' (Skt. ''[[Ratnakuta]]'') section of the Tibetan [[Kangyur]] ([[Toh]] 85).
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'''The Question of Maitreya''' (Skt. ''Maitreya­paripṛcchā''; Tib. བྱམས་པས་ཞུས་པ།, [[Wyl.]] ''’phags pa byams pas zhus pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo'') is a [[Mahayana]] [[sutra]] where the [[Buddha]] explains to [[Maitreya]] the qualities that a [[bodhisattva]] needs to attain [[enlightenment]] quickly. The Buddha then recounts to [[Ananda]] how, in a former life, Maitreya revered a previous Buddha and, wishing to become just like him, at once realized that all [[phenomena]] are unproduced. It includes the famous "Prayer to Maitreya".
  
In this sutra, the [[Buddha]] explains to [[Maitreya]] the qualities that a [[bodhisattva]] needs to attain [[enlightenment]] quickly. The Buddha then recounts to [[Ananda]] how, in a former life, Maitreya revered a previous Buddha and, wishing to become just like him, at once realized that all [[phenomena]] are unproduced. It includes the famous "Prayer to Maitreya".
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==Text==
 
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The Tibetan translation of this text is found in the ''[[Heap of Jewels]]'' section of the Tibetan [[Kangyur]], [[Toh]] 85.
==English Translation==
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*English translation: {{84000|http://read.84000.co/translation/UT22084-044-005.html|The Question of Maitreya}}
*{{84000|http://read.84000.co/translation/UT22084-044-005.html|The Question of Maitreya}}
 
  
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The Question of Maitreya (Skt. Maitreya­paripṛcchā; Tib. བྱམས་པས་ཞུས་པ།, Wyl. ’phags pa byams pas zhus pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo) is a Mahayana sutra where the Buddha explains to Maitreya the qualities that a bodhisattva needs to attain enlightenment quickly. The Buddha then recounts to Ananda how, in a former life, Maitreya revered a previous Buddha and, wishing to become just like him, at once realized that all phenomena are unproduced. It includes the famous "Prayer to Maitreya".

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The Tibetan translation of this text is found in the Heap of Jewels section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 85.