These are the six virtues, or "perfections," that the bodhisattva perfects during his development. They are: generosity, discipline, patience, energy, meditation ( jhana) and wisdom ( prajna). The fifth paramita is meditation, or jhana. It refers to the attainment of the four levels of jhana in which non-duality is experienced. The sixth paramita is that of supreme wisdom (prajna).
It means to cross over from this shore of births and deaths to the other shore which is the Nirvana. The Six Paramita or means of so doings are (1) dana - charity/giving (2) sila - moral/conduct/taking precepts (3) ksanti - patience (4) virya - vigor/devotion/energy (5) dhyana - contemplation/meditation (6) prajna - wisdom. The Ten Paramita are the above plus (7) upaya - use of expedient or proper means (8) pranidhana - vow of bodhi and helpfulness (9) bala - strength (10) intelligence Childers gives the list of ten as the perfect exercise of charity/almsgiving, morality, renunciation, wisdom, energy/effort, patience, truth, resolution/determination, kindness/universal love and resignation/equanimity. Each of the ten is divided into ordinary, superior and unlimited perfection, making up to thirty in total.
(Sanskrit and Pali) Perfection, ideal virtue.
Perfected virtue, of which there are six, namely: 1. Dana: Generosity; charity. 2. Shila: Morality; harmony. 3. Kshanti: Patience; tolerance of insults. 4. Virya: Valor; vigor in practice. 5. Dhyana: Contemplation; meditation. 6. Prajna: Essential wisdom; awareness as such, beyond the duality of subject and object.
(Sanskrit): virtues or "perfections" of a Buddha. In Mahayana Buddhism, these are the six paramitas: dana (generosity), sila (restraint or morality), shanti (patience), vigor (energy or effort), dhyana (meditation), prajna (wisdom).
"perfection", virtues perfected by a bodhisattva: generosity discipline patience energy meditation wisdom Also including: right means vow the Ten Powers full knowledge of the true dharmas
(Skt.): PERFECTION, see 6 and 10 PERFECTIONS.
See six perfections.
( Skt.): Literally, "gone beyond" or "to go to the other shore." Perfecting the six paramitas of generosity, discipline, patience, perseverance, meditation and wisdom, enables one to transcend samsara and nirvana in order to attain enlightenment.
Transcendental virtue; perfection of virtue. In Bodhisattva practice, the means to traverse Samsara. The practice of perfecting the six virtues ferries the practitioner across the sea of suffering to Enlightenment, or the other shore The paramitas are as follows: charity, moral conduct, patience, energy, contemplation and wisdom.
PÄramitÄ (Sanskrit) or Parami (PÄli): "Perfection" or "Transcendent". In Buddhism, the Paramitas refer to the perfection or culmination of certain practices. These practices are cultivated by Bodhisattvas for crossing from sensuous life (Samsara) to Enlightenment (Nirvana).