Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...

BOSATSU

Japanese Wisdom Deities

Enlightened Buddhist beings

This is the Japanese equivalent of the Sanskrit term Bodhisattvas: those who are ready to achieve Nirvana but choose to stay behind and help other souls instead.

Japan is full of Bosatsu, the most famous being Kannon.

Bosatsu Facts and Figures

Name: Bosatsu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male and female
Type: Deities
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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