bodhi ［菩提］ (, Pali; bodai): Enlightenment, enlightened wisdom, or perfect wisdom, as described in Buddhism. It is rendered in Chinese scriptures as awakening, enlightenment, wisdom, or the way. Buddhism describes three kinds of bodhi: the bodhi of a voice-hearer, the bodhi of a cause-awakened one, and the bodhi of a Buddha. The bodhi of a Buddha, or the bodhi that a Buddha has attained, is the highest; hence it is called anuttara-samyak-sambodhi, or supreme perfect enlightenment. A Mahayana practitioner who seeks this supreme enlightenment is called a bodhisattva. A bodhisattva is a sattva (being) who strives for bodhi. Mahayana Buddhism states emphatically that one should first arouse the mind to seek, or the aspiration for, bodhi and then strive to achieve the goal of bodhi, or Buddhahood, through bodhisattva practice.