Bodhisattva is a person who is on the path towards awakening (Bodhi); Someone who has made a resolution and generated Bodhicitta; a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bodhisattvas are spiritually driven persons that work to attain awakening and are driven by a Great Compassion These beings are exemplified by important spiritual qualities such as the "Four Divine Abodes" (Loving kindness, Appreciative Joy, Compassion, Equanimity)
According to Theravada commentators like Dhammapala, there are three types of Bodhisattvas; those "preponderant in wisdom", "preponderant in faith", and "preponderant in vigor".
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