The following are several common Buddhist terms along with their meaning:


Is the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

Literal Meaning/Etymology

Bodhi means our ‘enlightened essence’ and chitta (Skt. citta) means ‘heart’ or ‘mind’, hence the translation ‘the heart of enlightened mind’.

Longchen Nyingtik

thig/thik meaning essence,
nying chenpo meaning of the great heart and long meaning space of the vast expanse


The determination to be free from samsara.


Other terms

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