The enlightened mind, often associated in practice with the thought of enlightenment, or seed of Buddhahood.
In its most general sense, bodhicitta signifies awakened mind. Ultimate bodhicitta is the union of emptiness and compassion that arises from directly realizing Buddha nature, free from concepts. Relative bodhicitta is the aspiration to establish all beings in bodhi, buddhahood, freedom, from suffering, having seen the helplessness inherent in the unenlightened state of existence.
thought of enlightenment” – the mental state in which an individual takes the decision to become an enlightened being. In Buddhist Tantra the inner energy of fluid that flows through the practitioner's charkas following the internal union of female Wisdom (prajna) and male Skill in Means (upaya).
(Skt., = Tib. changchíub sem). Central motivational state believed by the Mahayana to be essential for the attainment of Buddhahood, and defined as the desire to attain Buddhahood from compassion for the sufferings of other beings, and in order to acquire the ability to liberate them from their sufferings.
(Sanskrit, "thought of enlightenment"). An important concept in Mahayana Buddhism. In a personal sense, it signifies the spontaneous resolve to strive for enlightenment. In a cosmic sense, it is reality itself, which makes enlightenment possible. In Tantric Buddhism, it is the fusion of wisdom with compassion in the bliss of perfect enlightenment.
Wisdom-heart or the awakened heart [Sanskrit]; the aspiration of a Bodhisattva for supreme enlightenment for the welfare of all sentient beings.
An Enlightened Attitude; the motivation to reach The Full Enlightenment of Buddhahood to be able to help all beings out of their suffering.
(Skt.): Enlightenment- mind. The mind dedicated to attain Buddhahood in order to help all SENTIENT BEINGS. "Conventional Bodhicitta" is either ENGAGING- or ASPIRING BODHICITTA. "Ultimate Bodhicitta" is a WISDOM motivated by Conventional Bodhicitta directly realising EMPTINESS.
The altruistic intention, or determination, to reach enlightenment for the sole purpose of enlightening all sentient beings.
( Skt.): Literally, "enlightened heart" or "enlightened mind." Bodhicitta or enlightened attitude is the aspiration and action to attain enlightenment in order to deliver all sentient beings from the sufferings of cyclic existence. The development of bodhicitta is the indispensable essence of all mahayana and vajrayana practices.
(Skt); byang chub kyi sems (Tib). This is the altruistic intention to gain full enlightenment in order to benefit other sentient beings, which is most important in Mahayana Buddhism. Conventional Bodhicitta may be classified into two successive stages: aspirational, which is the wish to benefit others and engaging, which entails activities of actual benefit. Ultimate Bodhicitta is the attainment of the mind which realises emptiness. In Vajrayana, Bodhicitta is also used to describe both male and female seminal fluids.
Thought of enlightenment. Generated by bodhisattva at the start of the five paths.
In Buddhist thought, bodhicitta (Ch. è©æå¿ƒ, pudixin, Jp. bodaishin) is the motivation of a bodhisattva. Etymologically, this is the combination of the Sanskrit words Bodhi or enlightenment, and Citta - "heartmind", and is sometime translated as mind of enlightenment. It can be seen as both the means and the goal: the wish to achieve Buddhahood or full enlightenment, in order to liberate all sentient beings from suffering.