The title of this site, Bodhist
, was indeed abbreviated from a Sanskrit term, Bodhisattva
, and turned out to be another, Bodhi
, with a suffix -ist
. Bodhisattva, in Sanskrit term, is one who has spontaneous yet selfless wishes or vows, and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all. Bodhist
could best denote the practices and principles that we hold. It was therefore adopted as the official title of the organization.
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description.