Definition of bodhisattva
1. A person who has taken specific lay or monastic vows and who is on the road to perfect knowledge; specifically, one who foregoes personal nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment.
2. An enlightened being existing in a form of existence beyond the ordinary forms of physical reality understood and acknowledged by scientific thought, resembling the Western notion of angels, but with a wealth of its own nuances and expectations. These include the compassionate working for enlightenment of all sentient beings.
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German - English - bodhisattvan. one who has attained Enlightenment but postpones entry into Nirvana in order to help others to also achieve Enlightenment (Buddhism)
English - Chinese - bodhisattvan. 菩萨 (pu2 sa4), 菩 (pu2), 萨 (sa4)
English - Chinese - bodhisattvan. 菩薩 (pu2 sa4), 菩 (pu2), 薩 (sa4)
English - Japanese - bodhisattva(名) 菩薩, 観世音, 文珠様, 観自在
English - Korean - bodhisattva명. 보드히삿트바, 광명을 얻었으나 다른 사람들이 광명을 얻도록 도와 주기 위해 열반의 세계에 이르는 것을 미루는 사람(불교)
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