“Bodhisattva” is Buddhist term. Some Buddhists believe there are highly evolved bodhisattvas who have been practicing Buddhism for so many lifetimes that they have become superhuman divine beings and have accrued immense merits and powers. They have intentionally chosen to delay becoming Buddhas in order to dedicate themselves to compassionately helping others. Bodhisattvas work to bring all beings to enlightenment.
Well-known bodhisattvas are regularly prayed to and given offerings. Devotees hope that the bodhisattvas, in their infinite compassion, will hear these calls and respond by sending blessings of health, good fortune, and happiness.
Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lama is a manifestation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara who regularly comes to earth to spread his message of compassion to humanity.
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