May 29th, 2009
Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at several of the famous "Greats" among the Bodhisattvas.
The "Greats" include Kannon, Maitreya, Manjusri, Jizo, Samantabhadra and many others. We'll look at a few Buddhas too ...
Especially in Mahayana Buddhism, a "Bodhisattva" is an enlightened being, or one bound for enlightenment, who ... motivated by great compassion, and even postponing her own attainment of ultimate Buddhahood ... vows to use her wisdom to aid other human beings to attain liberation. But, ya know, that may be YOU on both the receiving and giving end of that.