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Bodhisattva, in Mahayana Buddhism, spiritual being on the path to enlightenment. A bodhisattva delays entrance into the state of nirvana until all others have entered the same state. Bodhisattvas are worshiped and can respond to prayer; their exemplary lives are the subject of many Buddhist legends.

See also: Buddha, Gautama; Buddhism.

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