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Bodhi

knowledge by which one attains Nirvana. [Buddhism: Parrinder, 48]
See: Wisdom
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24) Clearly these stories did not come into being as illustrations of the future Buddha's cultivation of the qualities required for Buddhahood, (25) but were instead put to this use when they had already acquired the basic elements of their narrative plots.
In terms of deeds and needs, ghosts and spirits in Zaju may be divided into four general categories: avenging ghosts, love-seeking ghosts, revenants (souls of the dead brought back to life after being united with the corpse of the new dead), and spirits (of plants) to be delivered into buddhahood or immortality.
Honen basically held the view, widely accepted during the Kamakura period, that people can no longer attain Buddhahood because the world has entered into a degenerate period called "the Latter Day of the Dharma" (mappo).
From a Mahayana Buddhist point of view, the closest equivalent to the term "salvation" is samyaksambodhi, or perfect liberation, the attainment of buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings.
Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The birth, attainment to Buddhahood, and passing away: all occurred on the full moon day of May in different years.
After you have developed through these methods mental quiescence on the conventional mind), most meditators of the Land of the Snows agree that then to fix gently in meditation on whatever appears (on the clear mirror-like nature of your mind), without grasping at any extraneous thoughts or pre-conceptions, is an oral tradition method for the easy forging of Buddhahood.
Unlike Buddhism, which affirms the equality of all lives through the Mahayana doctrine of universal Buddhahood, Confucianism insists on the centrality of natural affinity in ethics and the resultant gradations of love, affirming that one should love different persons and things in different ways and probably to varying degrees.
The Buddhist in me takes me to the Bodhidharma cue, "Delusion means mortality, and awareness means Buddhahood.
5) According to the highly cosmological doctrines of the Kegon sect, Birushana lives in the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light (Jojakko-do [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and embodies the dharmakaya, the cosmic world-body of universal Buddhahood (Japanese-English Buddhist Dictionary 1965, 17r:1441).
In Buddhism the cosmic Buddha who is identical with the Dharma is the impersonal void of Being, the essential Buddhahood [omitted by HMM: into which Sakyamuni is absorbed by identifying himself with all the other Buddhas who have disappeared].