Bodhisat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bodhisat (Buddhism) One who has reached the highest degree of saintship, so that in his next incarnation he will be a Buddha, or savior of the world.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. bōdhisattva,perh. through Pali bōdhisattō,); fr. bōdhi, knowledge, enlightenment + sattva, being, essence

Usage

In literature:

Ah, if the Bodhisat had only seen his own image!
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
Why, in the name of all their Bodhisats and Munis, did they not run?
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Men say that the Bodhisat Himself first drew it with grains of rice upon dust, to teach His disciples the cause of things.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
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