NTI Buddhist Text Reader

Chinese Word Detail

摩诃萨     móhēsà     mahāsattva / mohasattva / a great being

Traditional: 摩訶薩
Grammar: Noun
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: mahāsattva, an epithet for a 'great bodhisattva', one explicitly defined by their devotion to salvation of all beings through bodhicitta (BL 'mahāsattva'; FGDB '摩訶薩埵').
Synonyms: 摩诃萨埵
Concept: 菩萨 Bodhisattva
Parent concept: 大乘 (Mahāyāna)
Topic: Buddhism

Other senses of the word: 摩诃萨

Pinyin English

Copyright Nan Tien Institute 2013-2014, www.nantien.edu.au.

This page was last updated on December 13, 2014.