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A bodhisattva is a Buddha-to-be, who has all but attained the final realization of Nirvana, but remains in the midst of cycle of rebirth in order to relieve the suffering of other sentient beings.
Madhuchakha Vashanj, a priest, said that the royal bath is an age-old tradition and it is believed that it washes away all sins and cycle of rebirth ends.
It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth.
He taught that people should live a life of good intentions and deeds, which would lead to the ultimate goal of nirvana, the final release from the cycle of rebirth and suffering.