“Bodhi means being awake, and satttva means a living being, so bodhisattva means an awakened being. All of us are sometimes bodhisattvas, and sometimes not.
“Understanding is like water flowing in a stream. Wisdom and knowledge are solid and can block our understanding. In Buddhism, knowledge is regarded as an obstacle for understanding. If we take something to be the truth, we may cling to it so much that even if the truth comes and knocks at our door, we won’t want to let it in.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Understanding