bodhisattva bodhisattva

Definition(s):

  • (n) Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others

Usage(s):

  1. The Karmapa is Tibet's third-ranking reincarnated bodhisattva, or enlightened being, after the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama.
  2. At that time it was hardly possible for a painter to have done this without being regarded, in some circles, as a perambulating bodhisattva.
  3. It is crowded with 54 sandstone towers, each with four carved visages of a complacently smiling future Buddha, or bodhisattva.

News

  1. Golden Haul From Regal Tombs Shines in Met Show: Review

    The elegant bodhisattva, robes flowing, drums his fingers against his cheek, contemplating us as we look at him.
    on November 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Bunker Murders trial moving forward

    VICTORVILLE Judge John M. Tomberlin on Tuesday told both sides in the Collin Lee McGlaughlin murder trial that he expects a jury to be selected before the holidays begin. McGlaughlin, 24, of West Covina, is accused of murdering Bodhisattva "Bodhi" Sherzer-Potter, 16, of Helendale and...
    on November 13, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

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