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The '''six [[paramitas]]''' or 'transcendent perfections' (Skt. ''ṣaṭpāramitā''; Tib. [[ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་དྲུག་]], ''parol tu chinpa druk''; [[Wyl.]] ''pha rol tu phyin pa drug'') comprise the training of a [[bodhisattva]], which is [[bodhichitta in action]].  
 
The '''six [[paramitas]]''' or 'transcendent perfections' (Skt. ''ṣaṭpāramitā''; Tib. [[ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་དྲུག་]], ''parol tu chinpa druk''; [[Wyl.]] ''pha rol tu phyin pa drug'') comprise the training of a [[bodhisattva]], which is [[bodhichitta in action]].  
 
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#[[Generosity]] (Skt. ''dāna''; Tib. [[སྦྱིན་པ་]], ''jinpa''):  to cultivate the attitude of generosity.   
 
#[[Generosity]] (Skt. ''dāna''; Tib. [[སྦྱིན་པ་]], ''jinpa''):  to cultivate the attitude of generosity.   
 
#[[Discipline]] (Skt. ''śīla''; Tib. [[ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་]], ''tsultrim''): refraining from harm.
 
#[[Discipline]] (Skt. ''śīla''; Tib. [[ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་]], ''tsultrim''): refraining from harm.
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#[[Meditative concentration]] (Skt. ''dhyāna''; Tib. [[བསམ་གཏན་]], ''samten''):  not to be distracted.
 
#[[Meditative concentration]] (Skt. ''dhyāna''; Tib. [[བསམ་གཏན་]], ''samten''):  not to be distracted.
 
#[[Wisdom]] (Skt. ''prajñā''; Tib. [[ཤེས་རབ་]], ''sherab''):  the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all [[knowable thing]]s.
 
#[[Wisdom]] (Skt. ''prajñā''; Tib. [[ཤེས་རབ་]], ''sherab''):  the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all [[knowable thing]]s.
 
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The first five paramitas correspond to the accumulation of '''[[merit]]''', and the sixth to the accumulation of '''wisdom'''.
 
The first five paramitas correspond to the accumulation of '''[[merit]]''', and the sixth to the accumulation of '''wisdom'''.
  
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Bodhisattva sangha from the Longchen Nyingtik field of merit

The six paramitas or 'transcendent perfections' (Skt. ṣaṭpāramitā; Tib. ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་དྲུག་, parol tu chinpa druk; Wyl. pha rol tu phyin pa drug) comprise the training of a bodhisattva, which is bodhichitta in action.

  1. Generosity (Skt. dāna; Tib. སྦྱིན་པ་, jinpa): to cultivate the attitude of generosity.
  2. Discipline (Skt. śīla; Tib. ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་, tsultrim): refraining from harm.
  3. Patience (Skt. kṣānti; Tib. བཟོད་པ་, zöpa): the ability not to be perturbed by anything.
  4. Diligence (Skt. vīrya; Tib. བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, tsöndrü): to find joy in what is virtuous, positive or wholesome.
  5. Meditative concentration (Skt. dhyāna; Tib. བསམ་གཏན་, samten): not to be distracted.
  6. Wisdom (Skt. prajñā; Tib. ཤེས་རབ་, sherab): the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all knowable things.

The first five paramitas correspond to the accumulation of merit, and the sixth to the accumulation of wisdom.

Written Sources

Sutras

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Shastras

The six paramitas are mentioned and explained in many of the most important Indian sources, such as

Further Reading

References

  1. See The Fortunate Aeon: How the Thousand Buddhas Became Enlightened (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1986), Vol. One, pages 97-477.

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