icchantika (一闡提迦). One who has cut off one’s roots of goodness and has no desire for Buddhahood.
However, Buddhas do not abandon any sentient being and, through their spiritual power, an icchantika may replant his roots of goodness through causes and conditions in a future life and eventually attain Buddhahood. A Bodhisattva who has made a vow not to become a Buddha until all sentient beings have been delivered is called an icchantika of great compassion.
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