Bodhisattava: One who accumulate merit through their efforts to help others

Q.  In Buddhism who is referred to as Bodhisattava?
- Published on 18 Aug 15

a. He is most famous disciple of Buddha
b. One who accumulate merit through their efforts to help others
c. Gautama Buddha
d. One who accumulate merit through their efforts and achieve nibbana

ANSWER: One who accumulate merit through their efforts to help others
 
Bodhisattas were perceived as deeply compassionate beings that accumulated merit through their efforts but used this not to attain nibbana and thereby abandon the world, but to help others. The worship of images of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas became an important part of this tradition.

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