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bodhicittotpāda


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(Skt., the arising of the thought of awakening).

The point at the beginning of the Bodhisattva path when the aspiration to become a Bodhisattva in order to save sentient beings wells up in the heart. This arising of bodhicitta is thus a kind of conversion experience that leads to a transformed outlook on the world.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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