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.).

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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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