In Mahayana Buddhism, bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for onyane wha, motivatit bi great compassion, haes generatit bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish tae attain buddhahuid for the benefit o aw sentient beins.[1] Bodhisattvas are a popular subject in Buddhist airt.


  1. The Bodhisattva Vow: A Practical Guide to Helping Others, page 1, Tharpa Publications (2nd. ed., 1995) ISBN 978-0-948006-50-0