Bodhisattva – Wikipedia

Bodhisattva – Wikipedia:

In Buddhism, bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish and a compassionate mind to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings

The Jataka tales, which are the stories of the Buddha’s past lives, depict the various attempts of the bodhisattva to embrace qualities like self-sacrifice and morality…

Mahāyāna Buddhism encourages everyone to become bodhisattvas and to take the bodhisattva vows. With these vows, one makes the promise to work for the complete enlightenment of all sentient beings by practicing the six perfections (Paramitas)…

A bodhisattva is one who has a determination to free sentient beings from samsara and its cycle of death, rebirth and suffering. This type of mind is known as the mind of awakening (bodhicitta). 

Bodhisattvas take bodhisattva vows in order to progress on the spiritual path towards buddhahood