Bodhi

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Key Term bodhi
Hover Popup Choices Enlightenment; bodhi; byang chub
In Tibetan Script བྱང་ཆུབ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration byang chub
Devanagari Sanskrit Script बोधि
Romanized Sanskrit bodhi
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering Changchub
Sanskrit Phonetic Rendering bodhi
English Standard Enlightenment
Richard Barron's English Term enlightenment; (refined and consummate state of) enlightened being
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term [purified-realized]; enlightenment
Dan Martin's English Term clear comprehension ('pure realization'). bodhi. The "chub" goes back to an Old Translation of rtogs pa--chub pa--'realization.' Sometimes byan tshud pa, q.v. is said to be a synonym.
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning Enlightenment or awakening. In Tibetan it is translated as "purified" (byang) and "perfected" (chub).
Has the Sense of

Enlightenment (Skt., bodhi; Tib., byang chub) is a state that can potentially be attained by any being with a mind. The very nature of the mind as a clear and radiant entity, and of the defilements as adventitious entities that are not essential to our nature, is what allows for the possibility of mental purification, and hence of enlightenment. The clearest doctrinal formulation of this idea is to be found in the concept of buddha-nature (tathagatagarbha; de bzhin gshegs pa'i snying po). Whether buddha-nature is the primordial presence of an enlightened state in the minds of beings, something that merely needs to be uncovered, or only a potential that permits the attainment of that state is of course a disputed point in the tradition.3 Here, it is only important to note that the vast majority of Mahayana schools maintain that all beings, regardless of birth, race, social status, and gender, are capable of the attainment of the state of human perfection known as enlightenment. Source: page 192, “Liberation: An Indo-Tibetan Perspective” by José Ignacio Cabezón. Buddhist-Christian Studies, Vol. 12 (1992), pp. 191-198 Published by: University of Hawai'i Press Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1389971

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Simplified English Usage Example: "...at all beings, regardless of birth, race, social status, and gender, are capable of the attainment of the state of human perfection known as enlightenment."
(Source: page 192, “Liberation: An Indo-Tibetan Perspective” by José Ignacio Cabezón. Buddhist-Christian Studies, Vol. 12 (1992), pp. 191-198 Published by: University of Hawai'i Press Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1389971)