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bodhicitta

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EtymologyEdit

Sanskrit, meaning “mind of enlightenment” or “spirit of awakening”, from बोधि (bodhi, awakening, enlightenment) + चित्त (cittá, mind, spirit, reason etc.).

NounEdit

bodhicitta (uncountable)

  1. In Mahayana Buddhism, the intense ontological aspiration to save all beings by following the bodhisattva path to enlightenment.
  2. The bodhisattva path to nirvana.

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