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- n. Alternative spelling of bodhisattva.
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- n. a Buddhist, worthy of nirvana, who postpones it to help others.
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- n. Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others
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Ramis, I learned from hanging out with him and interviewing many around him, is somewhere between a mensch (a really good guy) and a boddhisatva (a really good guy whose mission is to help other people become really good guys).
Some call it being a boddhisatva, some call it 'enlightenment', others call it 'Christ Consciousness.'
What the heck -- a boddhisatva saint with a porn video in her past.
And don't even get me started on the resurrection thing, not least because, at least for Buddhists, resurrection/reincarnation is something that happens to you because you weren't good enough, i.e., didn't achieve enlightenment, or you're so good that you're a boddhisatva. posted by Emma Goldman at 5/27/2005 02:28:00 PM
In the fun but forgettable Countdown: Arena, we met Superman from Earth-16, a highly evolved superpowered boddhisatva, whose meditative control of his superpowers approached godlike abilities.
In 2000, Mr. Meyer was portrayed in a New Yorker article by his friend and fellow Lampoon member David Owen (’78) as something of a comedic boddhisatva, the complicated twists of his mind rivaled only by those of his lanky, yoga-trained limbs.
This new age buddhas for sure can be much different or more social engaged buddha than the previous one. again am sure you will say, the "reality" we are seeing now - such as in perak is the mind creation - hmmm … thats fine. so if mind creation is so absolute and ultimate truth, can u also "imagine:" fairness, justice and true democracy prevail on this motherland.? then i said u are true boddhisatva even u are "boddgisatav in mind" not "on act:", but ur strong aspirations are beuatiful and intention is most important!!