Six perfections

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Six mental factors that, when held by the force of a bodhichitta aim and strengthened, serve as causes for attaining enlightenment. Literally, states of mind that "have gone to the other shore," namely the other shore of being a limited being. As a Buddha, these states of mind have been strengthened to the maximum and, in this sense, have become "perfect." Thus the name of the result ("perfections") is also given to its cause . The six are generosity, ethical self-discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration or mental stability and wisdom or discriminating awareness.

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

Sanskrit: ṣaṭpāramitā

Synonyms: Six paramitas; Six far-reaching attitudes


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