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    Amida Buddha Paid Member

    Pure Land Buddhism, particularly of the Jodoshin tradition, bases itself on the fundamental understanding that it is not the sentient being who strives toward bodhisattvahood; to the contrary, it is the bodhisattva "who strives to save and ultimately enlighten the sentient being, transforming it into a bodhisattva. More »
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    What Is a Bodhisattva? Paid Member

    A BODHISATTVA IS an ordinary person who takes up a course in his or her life that moves in the direction of buddha. You're a bodhisattva, I'm a bodhisattva; actually, anyone who directs their attention, their life, to practicing the way of life of a buddha is a bodhisattva. We read about Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva) or Monju Bosatsu (Manjushri Bodhisattva), and these are great bodhisattvas, but we, too, have to have confidence or faith that we are also bodhisattvas. More »