A mental factor that brings one to the far shore of being a limited being and thus to enlightenment. There are either six or ten far-reaching attitudes. Theravada and Mahayana give slightly different lists of these. According to Mahayana, the six are the paramitas of (1) generosity, (2) ethical self-discipline, (3) patience, (4) perseverance, (5) mental stability (concentration), and (6) discriminating awareness (wisdom). The Mahayana list of ten adds the paramitas of (7) skill in means, (8) aspirational prayer, (9) strengthening, and (10) deep awareness.

Tibetan: ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ། pha-rol-tu phyin-pa

Sanskrit: pāramitā

Pali: pāramī

Synonyms: Far-reaching attitude; Perfection

Other languages

العربية: براميتا
Deutsch: Paramita
Tiếng Việt: Ba la mật

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