Bodhisattvas

Some articles on bodhisattvas, bodhisattva:

Bhūmi (Buddhism) - Ten Bhūmis - The Tenth Bhūmi, The Cloud of Dharma
... On the tenth bhūmi, bodhisattvas overcome the subtlest traces of the afflictions ... Like a cloud that pours rain on the earth, these bodhisattvas spread the dharma in all directions, and each sentient being absorbs what it needs in order to grow spiritually ... that The tenth is the Cloud of Dharma because The rain of excellent doctrine falls, The Bodhisattva is consecrated With light by the Buddhas ...
Mappō - Latter Day of The Law - Maytreya
... In the Lotus Sutra, Bodhisattva Superior Practices is entrusted to spread Buddhist law in this age and save mankind and the earth ... He and countless other Bodhisattvas, specifically called Bodhisattvas of the Earth (of which he is the leader), vow to be reborn in a latter day to re-create Buddhist law, thus turning the degenerate age ... entrusts them instead of his more commonly known major disciples with this task since the Bodhisattvas of the Earth have had a karmic connection with Shakyamuni since the beginning of time ...
Maijishan Grottoes - Design
... caves are fairly simple and most follow the pattern of a seated Buddha flanked by bodhisattvas and other attendants, sometimes by monks or lay worshippers ... There they undergo instruction by him ultimately to become bodhisattvas and buddhas in their own right ... The bodhisattvas who accompany him are usually Avalokitesvara on the Buddha's right, and Mahasthamaprapta on his left ...
Superbuddha - Buddhist Concepts - Liberation - Bodhisattvas
... Bodhisattva means "enlightenment being", and generally refers to one who is on the path to buddhahood ... Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings ... but has traditionally acknowledged and respected the bodhisattva path as well ...
Lokottaravada - Doctrines - Bodhisattvas
... as consisting of the Three Vehicles, and includes specific instructions regarding the Bodhisattva Path and the practices of bodhisattvas ... From the Mahāvastu, we know that the Lokottaravādins had a conception of a bodhisattva's progress toward enlightenment as consisting of ten grounds, or bhūmis, as ...

Famous quotes containing the word bodhisattvas:

    Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof—that’s a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)