This Sinhala recension of the Anagatavamsa, here translated into English for the first time, is but one of several texts forming a genre of Buddhist apocalyptic literature generated by the cult of Maitreya in South and South-east Asia. It is a prophetic text revealing a rich religious imagination focused upon the advent of the future Buddha in a time when those who have long persevered in the religious quest will gain an opportunity to realize the highest spiritual attainment.
Anagatavamsa Desana: The Sermon of the Chronicle-to-be (Buddhist Tradition)(HB) | Author – Udaya Meddegama (Author), John Clifford Holt (Author)| MLBD Publications
Hardcover – 1 January 1993
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