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Bodhisattva  Term Image (Bodhisattva) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
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Short Description: Literally, "enlightenment-being."
Long Description: Literally, "enlightenment-being;" in Mahāyāna Buddhism, one who postpones his own final enlightenment and entry into Nirvāṇa in order to aid all other sentient beings in their quest for Buddhahood.
Source(s): The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms