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pú sà
Bodhisattva Scroll

菩薩 is the title of a deity in Buddhism that exists to help you reach enlightenment.

In Buddhist beliefs, a bodhisattva (bodhisatta) is a being who is dedicated to helping us achieve enlightenment. Bodhisattva literally means enlightenment truth which is bodhi sattva in Sanskrit.

This term is sometimes used to refer to a kindhearted person, one who will sacrifice himself/herself for others, and lacks ego or desire but is instead devoted to the good and well-being of others.

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra Scroll

This is the Heart Sutra in Chinese as translated by Xuanzang.

The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures.

Notes: There are too many characters for this to be done by the economy calligrapher. You must choose a Master Calligrapher.

With this many characters, and the fact that one tiny mistake wipes out hours of work, keep in mind that writing the Heart Sutra is usually a full day of work for a calligrapher. This work and personal energy should be cherished and respected. In other words, the calligrapher is not charging enough money for the value that you are getting here.

Also, you will find that as my server processes 260 characters, the customization process is a bit slow for this title.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
bosatsupú sà / pu2 sa4 / pu sa / pusap`u sa / pusa / pu sa
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In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Simple Dictionary Definition



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pú sà / pu2 sa4
p`u sa / pu sa
 bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
Heart Sutra Scroll
Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
(n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (n,n-suf) (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (n,n-suf) (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.


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 butsubosatsu / ぶつぼさつ buddhas and bodhisattvas



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fó pú sà / fo2 pu2 sa4
fo p`u sa / fo pu sa
 butsu bosatsu
buddhas and bodhisattvas



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bā pú sà / ba1 pu2 sa4
pa p`u sa / pa pu sa
 hachi bosatsu
idem 八大菩薩; eight bodhisattvas



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huà pú sà / hua4 pu2 sa4
hua p`u sa / hua pu sa
 ke bosatsu
A Buddha or bodhisattva transformed: into a (human) bodhisattva; or a bodhisattva in various metamorphoses; transformed bodhisattva



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sì pú sà / si4 pu2 sa4
ssu p`u sa / ssu pu sa
 shi bosatsu
The four bodhisattvas— Avalokiteśvara, Maitreya, Samantabhadra, and Mañjuśrī. Also, the four chief bodhisattvas in the Garbhadhātu. There are also the 本化四菩薩 of the Lotus Sutra, named 上行, 無邊行, 淨行, and 安立行.



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dà pú sà / da4 pu2 sa4
ta p`u sa / ta pu sa
 dai bosatsu
bodhisattva-mahāsattva, a great Bodhisattva; great bodhisattva


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 nyobosatsu / にょぼさつ Buddha-like compassion



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xiǎo pú sà / xiao3 pu2 sa4
hsiao p`u sa / hsiao pu sa
 shō bosatsu
lesser bodhisattvas



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chéng pú sà / cheng2 pu2 sa4
ch`eng p`u sa / cheng pu sa
 jō bosatsu
become a bodhisattva



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ní pú sà / ni2 pu2 sa4
ni p`u sa / ni pu sa
clay Bodhisattva



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huó pú sà / huo2 pu2 sa4
huo p`u sa / huo pu sa
a living Buddha; fig. compassionate person; saint



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yá pú sà / ya2 pu2 sa4
ya p`u sa / ya pu sa
 Ga bosatsu
The bodhisattva fiercely showing his teeth in defence of the Buddha, also styled 金剛藥叉; he is east of the Buddha in the Vajradhātu; teeth-bearing bodhisattva



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pí pú sà / pi2 pu2 sa4
p`i p`u sa / pi pu sa
 hi bosatsu
The bodhisattva who appeared as a bear and saved a dying man by providing him with food; he told hunters of its lair; they killed it, gave him of its flesh, and he died; bear bodhisattva



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ròu pú sà / rou4 pu2 sa4
jou p`u sa / jou pu sa
 niku bosatsu
One who becomes a bodhisattva in the physical body, in the present life; physical bodhisattva



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pú sà shèng / pu2 sa4 sheng4
p`u sa sheng / pu sa sheng
 bosatsu jō
One of the 'five vehicles', which teaches the observance of the six pāramitās, the perfecting of the two 利, i.e. 自利利他 the perfecting of self for perfecting others, and the attaining of Buddhahood; bodhisattva vehicle



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pú sà wèi / pu2 sa4 wei4
p`u sa wei / pu sa wei
 bosatsu i
bodhisattva stage



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pú sà zhù / pu2 sa4 zhu4
p`u sa chu / pu sa chu
 bosatsu jū
bodhisattva's abodes



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pú sà xiàng / pu2 sa4 xiang4
p`u sa hsiang / pu sa hsiang
 bosatsu zō
bodhisattva image



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pú sà sēng / pu2 sa4 seng1
p`u sa seng / pu sa seng
 bosatsu sō
The bodhisattvasaṅgha, or monks, i.e. Mahāyāna, though there has been dispute whether Hīnayāna monks may be included; bodhisattva saṃgha



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pú sà yí / pu2 sa4 yi2
p`u sa i / pu sa i
 bosatsu gi
bodhisattva's conduct


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 bosatsumae / ぼさつまえ (place-name) Bosatsumae



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pú sà shòu / pu2 sa4 shou4
p`u sa shou / pu sa shou
 bosatsu ju
bodhisattvas reception [of the precepts]



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pú sà dì / pu2 sa4 di4
p`u sa ti / pu sa ti
 bosatsu ji
bodhisattva ground



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pú sà jìng / pu2 sa4 jing4
p`u sa ching / pu sa ching
 bosatsu kyō
bodhisattvahood as an object (of contemplation)


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 bosatsushi / ぼさつし (given name) Bosatsushi



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pú sà xué / pu2 sa4 xue2
p`u sa hsüeh / pu sa hsüeh
 bosatsu gaku
bodhisattva's training



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pú sà xīn / pu2 sa4 xin1
p`u sa hsin / pu sa hsin
 bosatsu shin
to mind of a bodhisattva



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pú sà rěn / pu2 sa4 ren3
p`u sa jen / pu sa jen
 bosatsu nin
forbearance of the bodhisattvas



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pú sà xìng / pu2 sa4 xing4
p`u sa hsing / pu sa hsing
 bosatsu shō
bodhisattva nature, or character.

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