The 6 Paramitas of Buddhism:

The following list of six paramitas are guides to practice in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition:

  1. Generosity – The essence of this paramita is unconditional love, a boundless openness of heart and mind, a selfless generosity and giving which is completely free from attachment and expectation.
  2. Ethical discipline – This paramita is the enlightened quality of virtuous and ethical behaviour, morality, self-discipline, impeccability, personal integrity, honour, and harmlessness.
  3. Patience – This paramita is the enlightened quality of patience, tolerance, forbearance, and acceptance
  4. Enthusiastic effort – This paramita is the enlightened quality of energy,  vigour, vitality, endurance, diligence, enthusiasm, continuous and persistent effort.
  5. Concentration – This paramita is the enlightened quality of concentration, meditation, contemplation, samadhi, mindfulness, mental stability.
  6. Wisdom – This paramita is the enlightened quality of transcendental wisdom, insight, and the perfection of understanding

These perfections are beautifully explained on the website of SourcePoint Global Outreach 

 

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