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Aspiration for enlightenment

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aspiration for Enlightenment
菩提心 (Skt, Pali Bodhi-chitta; Jpn bodai ᆳshin )

    Also, Desire for Bodhi or aspiration for the way. "Aspiration for Enlightenment" is the Mind or spirit to seek Bodhi, or Enlightenment, or to pursue the Buddha wisdom.

Bodhi of the Sanskrit word Bodhi-chitta means Enlightenment, and chitta means Thought, intention, aim, wish, longing, or Mind. Bodhi-chitta is also called Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi-chitta, which means the aspiration for supreme perfect Enlightenment.

In Mahayana Buddhism, to arouse aspiration for Enlightenment is regarded as the basis and starting point of Buddhist practice. Bodhisattvas arouse the aspiration for Enlightenment and pronounce the four universal vows:

to save all living beings,
to eradicate all Earthly desires,
to master all the Buddhist teachings, and
to attain the supreme Enlightenment.

Source

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