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Origin and Meaning of Bodhisattva

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  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Bodhisattva is of Unknown origin and means "An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others.".
  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Bodhisattva is of Unknown origin and means "(in Mahayana Buddhism) a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings".

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  1. Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others

Borrowed from Sanskrit बोधिसत्त्व (bodhi-sattva, “enlightened existence”).

  1. (Buddhism) A person who has taken specific lay or monastic vows and who is on the road to perfect knowledge; specifically, one who foregoes personal nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment.
  2. (Buddhism) An enlightened being existing in a form of existence beyond the ordinary forms of physical reality understood and acknowledged by scientific thought, resembling the Western notion of angels, but with a wealth of its own nuances and expectations. These include the compassionate working for enlightenment of all sentient beings.

Fun Facts about the name Bodhisattva

  • How Popular is the name Bodhisattva? Bodhisattva is the 97,068th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bodhisattva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Bodhisattva in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bodhisattva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2017 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Bodhisattva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bodhisattva was in 2017 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bodhisattva: Your name in reverse order is Avttasihdob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idvahtbasot. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bodhisattva born Mar 15, 1944

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Burma approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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