Code: ABS 071
Country: Burma (myanmar)
Date: 500 - 600
Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.8 x 13.8 x 5.5
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
In Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is any person who is on the path towards Buddhahood but has not yet attained it.
In the Early Buddhist schools as well as modern Theravada Buddhism, a bodhisattva (Pali: bodhisatta) refers to anyone who has made a resolution to become a Buddha and has also received a confirmation or prediction from a living Buddha that this will be so.
In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva refers to anyone who has generated bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
4 Great Bodhisattvas (in Chinese Buddhism)
*Avalokitesvara : Great Compassion
*Manjusri Bodhisattva : Great Wisdom
*Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva : Great Vow
*Samantabhadra Bodhisattva : Great Practice
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