Definitions for "BODHICITTA"
The enlightened mind, often associated in practice with the thought of enlightenment, or seed of Buddhahood.
In its most general sense, bodhicitta signifies awakened mind. Ultimate bodhicitta is the union of emptiness and compassion that arises from directly realizing Buddha nature, free from concepts. Relative bodhicitta is the aspiration to establish all beings in bodhi, buddhahood, freedom, from suffering, having seen the helplessness inherent in the unenlightened state of existence.
thought of enlightenment” – the mental state in which an individual takes the decision to become an enlightened being. In Buddhist Tantra the inner energy of fluid that flows through the practitioner's charkas following the internal union of female Wisdom (prajna) and male Skill in Means (upaya).