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Maitreyanātha. (T. byams mgon; C. Cizun 慈尊), is an epithet of Maitreya, the future buddha. The name is translated as, "Protector Maitreya," "Maitreya the Protector," etc.[1]

According to some scholars, this could also be the name of an Indian scholar and contemporary of Asanga, credited with authoring the Five Treatises of Maitreya.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Internet-icon.svg byams mgon, Christian-Steinert Dictionary
  2. Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. Maitreyanātha