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The spiritually educated would recognize the word Nirvana as being Hindu. Union with the Supreme Brahman through moksa, i.e., release from the cycle of birth and death and the pain, sorrow, and suffering of the human condition. Nirvana is the immediate experience of the ego-less self with the blissful Brahman. The Buddhist view of nibbana (Pali, from Sanskrit nirvana) is different from the Hindu. The concept nibbana is primarily Mahayanist; all good Buddhists are potentially bodhisattvas. A bodhisattva main characteristic is his intense love and compassion for the mortal world, which he sees as “victims going to slaughter.” The bodhisattva… Read more »

Surendra Bajaj
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Bodhisattva means ready to become fully awake.
Bodhisattva has not chosen any thing !
Nobody can give you an enlightened state You have to earn it !
Appo dipo bhawa!

Max P
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A Bodhisattva is still a worldling. But those who have the aspiration to become a Buddha is called a Bodhisattva. Those people who practice Buddha Dharma seriously but have the aspiration to become Buddhas are Bodhisattvas. They’re unenlightened human beings but are collecting their paramis by practicing the Dhamma seriously and continuously.

kiowarose777
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Yes, by the life he or she leads.

fdrc
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fdrc

actually it doesn’t matter whether or not you recognize one . . . that would be the point.

Pangel - God is purple
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Pangel - God is purple

I am sure I know some

Gabriel Ali
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Gabriel Ali

Here’s links to child & sexual abuse by Buddhist Monks:

Sri Lanka ‘child abuse’ arrests
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3175846.stm

Tibetan Buddhist Master infects Gay Disciples with HIV
http://www.flameout.org/flameout/gurus/tibetan.html

Britain’s most influential Tibetan Buddhist Guru found guilty of sexually abusing female disciples
http://www.flameout.org/flameout/gurus/sogyal_sexualhealing.html

Karaoke monk booted out
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/982094.stm

Monks arrested over sexual abuse of Sri Lankan war orphans
http://quickstart.clari.net/qs_se/webnews/wed/bn/Qsrilanka-children-abuse.RHUz_DO8.html

Burmese children forced to become Buddhist monks
http://www.canadianchristianity.com/cgi-bin/na.cgi?international/0404burmese

Buddhist Extremists Attack Christian-Run Children’s Home in Sri Lanka
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/buddhist.extremists.attack.christian.run.childrens.home.in.sri.lanka/7261.htm