Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term meaning literally a being of bodhi (or enlightenment), a being destined for enlightenment, or one whose energy and power is directed toward enlightenment.
A Bodhisattva is one who is destined to become a Buddha but has foregone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of God on earth.
Includes: Become the Buddha and The Ten Stages of the Bodhisattva Path.
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“You can be called a bodhisattva from the very first moment you have turned your heart in the desire to be a chela or a disciple of Lord Gautama Buddha. So do not think that the Bodhisattva who has full attainment thereby excludes you from this circle. You are a bodhisattva from this moment on if you desire to be.”—Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Buddhic Essence