This subject contains information from the Mythos Adjacent Works, and while share similar themes and features of the Mythos are not based on his work, or generally considered a part of the Mythos proper. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. The Bodhisattva are part of the Buddhist cosmology, and were first used by Chaosium in 2005 for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game.

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The Bodhisattva are entities whom have refrained from reaching full enlightenment and therefore ascending to Nirvana, so they can assist other mortals become enlightened. They are the messengers of Lord Buddha, carrying out his will. Each of them has its own particular promise or concern on which it focuses its energies. They have a 99% understanding of how the universe works, and therefore have great power.

Bodhisattva manifest in consecrated temples to those whom have fasted or meditated for hours, and appear as shining beings of golden plasma energy who usually tower over mortals. Depending on the natural inclination of the supplicant is the gender it takes, and usually as they are rendered in paintings or statues. In its manifestation, supplicants see their own truth, therefore they may confuse the being with something from their belief system (e.g. angels).

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