- Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others
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In Mahayana Buddhism, someone who has reached enlightenment but has chosen to remain on the human plane in order to help other living beings. A bodhisattva is free to enter
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Buddhist worthy of Nirvana who postpones it to help others
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• (n.) Alt. of Bodhisattwa
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in Buddhism, one who seeks awakening (bodhi)hence, an individual on the path to becoming a buddha.[28 related articles]
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In Buddhism, a bodhisattva (बोधिसत्त्व bodhisattva; बोधिसत्त bodhisatta) is either an enlightened (bodhi) existence (sattva) or an enlightenment-being or, given the variant Sanskrit spelling satva rather than sattva, "heroic-minded one (satva) for enlightenment (bodhi)." The Pali term has sometimes been transl..
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bodhisattva (bō"disät'wu) [Sanskrit,=enlightenment-being], in early Buddhism the term used to refer to the Buddha before he attained supreme enlightenment; more generally, any being destined for enlightenment or intent on enlightenment. The spiritual path of the bodhisattva is the...
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(Skr.) 'Existence (sattva) in a state of wisdom (bodhi)', such as was attained by Gautama Buddha (s.v.); a Buddhist wise and holy man. -- K.F.L.
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A Bodhisattva is someone who has transmuted his personal human nature and raised it into impersonality.
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In Mahayana Buddhism, someone who has reached enlightenment but has chosen to remain on the human plane in order to help other living beings. A bodhisattva is free to enter nirvana but voluntarily chooses to be reborn until all other beings have attained that state. Bodhisattvas are seen as intercessors to whom believers may pray for help
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A being who has developed the aspiration to attain the state of Buddhahood and devotes his life to the task of achieving it for the sake of all sentient beings.
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One who has attained enlightenment but rather then move on to Nirvana waits to aid others in their quest for enlightenment.
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Enlightenment being. Person who strives for Buddhahood in order to be of utmost benefit to all SENTIENT BEINGS. 1. General, someone who has taken the Bodhisattva-vows. 2. More specific, being who has taken that vow and also has attained spontaneous BODHICITTA.
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From Buddhism, a person who seeks enlightenment for the good of, and motivated by a compassion for, other people. In Western thinking we could see this to be similar to Maslow's notion of 'trancendence' in the pursuit of self-actualization, notably helping others to self-actualize. Not an easy concept to explain; in the spectrum of human behaviour
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