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bo·dhi·satt·va ˌbōdiˈsätvə,-ˈsət-/
noun (in Mahayana Buddhism) a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings.

Time exists only when one waits for the future to come, and when one wishes for the past to come again. It doesn’t exist for one who lives in the now only. There is no time (conception of time) to the Bodhisattva. He is  not anxious to attain the future fruit of Buddhahood (which He knows is “a matter of time”-which is why He is still a Bodhisattva) and He yearns not to return to His deluded unbodhisattvic past. So don’t say you don’t want to be a Bodhisattva just because you don’t want to spend aeons enlightening countless beings. Because you say that only because you are yet a Bodhisattva. Don’t wait then. Learn to be a Bodhisattva now. Because of the preciousness of time not being a concern to a Bodhisattva, time should be a concern to you to quickly become a Bodhisattva-so that you can quickly enlighten all beings!

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