mahasattva

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Sanskrit महासत्त्व (mahāsattva, a great creature, great being)

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mahasattva (plural mahasattvas)

  1. A bodhisattva who attains a high degree on the path of consciousness awakening.
  2. A "great bodhisattva", one explicitly defined by their devotion to salvation of all beings through bodhicitta.

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