Bodhicitta

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Key Term bodhicitta
Hover Popup Choices thought of awakening; mind of enlightenment
In Tibetan Script བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration byang chub sems
Devanagari Sanskrit Script बोधिचित्त
Romanized Sanskrit bodhicitta
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering jangchubsem
Sanskrit Phonetic Rendering bodhicitta
Chinese Script 菩提心
Chinese Pinyin pútí xīn
English Standard mind of enlightenment
Richard Barron's English Term awakened mind
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term mind of enlightenment
Gyurme Dorje's English Term enlightened mind; enlightened attitude
Alternate Spellings རྫོགས་པའི་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The altruistic thought to seek enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. It is said to have two aspects: compassion aimed at sentient beings and their problems and the wisdom of enlightenment as the solution.
Has the Sense of As this is the desire to achieve and help achieve the state of enlightenment for all sentient beings, it is called the thought or mind of awakening or enlightenment.
Related Topic Pages https://www.bhutan.virginia.edu/subjects/8260/text-node/51131/nojs
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term a mind directed towards pure and total presence, a mind set on enlightenment, bodhichitta, awakened heart, enlightened mind, attitude, the [primordial] state of pure and total presence; enlightened mind. བྱང་ meaning – pure of obscurations and chub meaning perfect in enlightened attributes.
Simplified English Usage Example: Thought of awakening