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BODHISATTVA

Pali Buddhist Dictionary
A Buddha to be, one who has resolved to attain Enlightenment for the helping of all sentient beings.
Buddhism Dictionary
In Mahayana Buddhism, a person who has achieved enlightenment , but has who has chosen to remain in this world to help those who are suffering, instead of going on to nirvana . This is the highest ideal. Kuan Yin is an important Chinese bodhisattva; her full name means "Hearing World's Cries Bodhisattva." Amitabha Buddha is an important Bohisattva in the Mahayana form of Buddhism called Pure Land. The idea of the bodhisattva should be contrasted to the arhat of Theravada Buddhism.
Buddhist Glossary
Sanskrit; Bosatsu (Japanese), Bosal (Korean); one who postpones his or her own enlightenment in order to help liberate other sentient beings from cyclic existence; compassion, or karuna, is the central characteristic of the bodhisattva; important bodhisattvas include Avalokitesvara, Manjusri, and Jizo.
Yoga Dictionary
A being who, having developed the Awakening Mind (a mind infused with the aspiration to attain the state of Buddhahood), devotes his life to the task of achieving Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings.
BRAHMA
See also: Yoni , BHOGI , yam , KIRTAN , ADHISHTHANA

 

Buddhism Dictionary INDEX:

List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

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ABHAYAM
ABHIMANA
ABHYASA
ADHIKARI
ADHISHTHANA
ADHYASA
ADHYATMIC
ADHYAYANA
AGRAHYA
AHANKARA
AISVARYA
AJARAM

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