(Sanskrit बोधिसत्त्व) Literally, the Sanskrit term bodhi means "enlightened, wisdom, perfect knowledge," while sattva means "essence, goodness." Therefore, the term bodhisattva literally means “essence of wisdom.”
A bodhisattva is a( ) who is on the direct path. A bodhisattva is the messenger or servant of their inner Being / Buddha. The inner Being or Buddha resides in the superior worlds, and sends the bodhisattva into the lower worlds to work for others.
"The bodhisattva is the The Aquarian Messageof a master. The master is the internal God [ , the Buddha]." - ,
One becomes a bodhisattva upon:
The word bodhisattva is a title or honorific that describes a level of Bodhichitta — a psychological quality uniting deep compassion with profound insight into the nature of reality, the Absolute — and has also created the solar bodies, which correspond to the first five serpents of (candali).earned through internal , not physical. A bodhisattva is a person who through dedication to compassionate service to humanity has some degree of
In Tibetan Buddhism the term bodhisattva is sometimes publicly used in a more "generous" way to include those who aspire to become bodhisattvas.
The Tibetan translation of bodhisattva is jangchub sempa. Jangchub (Sanskrit bodhi) means "enlightenment," and sempa (Sanskrit sattva) means "hero" or a being, therefore meaning "enlightened hero." The word jangchub is from jang, "the overcoming and elimination of all obstructive forces," and chub, "realization of full knowledge." Sempa is a reference to great compassion.
"...bodhisattvas are beings who, out of intense compassion, never shift their attention away from sentient beings; they are perpetually concerned for the welfare of all beings, and they dedicate themselves entirely to securing that welfare. Thus the very name bodhisattva indicates a being who, through wisdom, heroically focuses on the attainment of enlightenment out of compassionate concern for all beings. The word itself conveys the key qualities of such an infinitely altruistic being." - The 14th Dalai Lama
"We, the bodhisattvas of compassion who love humanity immensely, state: as long as there is a single tear in any human eye, as long as there is even one suffering heart, we refuse to accept the happiness of Nirvana... We must seek the means to become more and more useful to this wretched, suffering humanity." - The Major Mysteries,
Strictly speaking, the term bodhisattva addresses not a physical person but theof someone walking the Direct Path. The bodhisttva is the (Tipereth, the causal body), which is the servant or messenger of the inner Being ( ). The earns the title bodhisattva by —because of love for humanity — choosing to advance spiritually by entering the terrifying Direct Path instead of the easier Spiral Path, a choice that is made only after finishing the Fifth of Fire ( , causal body). By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the (Chenresig, Kuan Yin, Avalokitesvara), thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom and compassion. That is then a mixture of the divine and human, and by carrying that light within becomes a messenger or active exponent of the light. The Direct Path demands rapid and complete liberation from the , a route that only very few take, due to the fact that one must pay the entirety of one's karma imminently. Those who have taken this road have been the most remarkable figures in human history: Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed, Krishna, Moses, Padmasambhava, Milarepa, Joan of Arc, Fu-Xi, and many others whose names are not remembered or known.
Even among bodhisattvas there are many levels of Being: to be a bodhisattva does not mean that one is enlightened. In fact, there are many fallen bodhisattvas: humanwho resumed poor behavior, reviving their , and are thus cut off from their inner Being.
"Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor." - 1 Corinthians 10.24
"The truly humble Bodhisattva never praises himself. The humble Bodhisattva says, 'I am just a miserable slug from the mud of the earth, I am a nobody. My person has no value. The work is what is worthy.' The Bodhisattva is the The Aquarian Messageof a Master. The Master is the internal God." - ,
"Let it be understood that a Bodhisattva is a seed, a germ, with the possibility of transcendental, divine development by means of pressure coming from the Height." - The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled,
Interestingly, thein Hebrew is called , which means “wisdom,” and in Sanskrit the same is Vishnu, the root of the word “wisdom.” It is Vishnu who sent his Avatars into the world in order to aid humanity. These avatars were Krishna, Buddha, Rama, and the Avatar of this age: the Avatar Kalki.
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