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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In this roughly five-foot-tall statue from Northern India, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara sits in graceful repose on a seat bedecked with flower buds, one leg dangling beneath him.
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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