Definition of bodhisattva
: a being that compassionately refrains from entering nirvana in order to save others and is worshipped as a deity in Mahayana Buddhism
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Author Bruce Boston writes with the voice of a poet, the heart of a bodhisattva, and the unblinking eye of an investigative reporter.
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Origin and Etymology of bodhisattva
Sanskrit bodhisattva one whose essence is enlightenment, from bodhi enlightenment + sattva being — more at bid
First Known Use: 1809
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