6 paramitas (Mahayana)

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Six pāramitās are to be perfected for bodhisattvas (in the Mahayana tradition):

  • 1. dāna-pāramitā: the perfection of giving
  • 2. śīla-pāramitā: the perfection of behavior and discipline
  • 3. kṣānti-pāramitā: the perfection of forbearance
  • 4. vīrya-pāramitā: the perfection of vigor and diligence
  • 5. dhyāna-pāramitā: the perfection of meditation
  • 6. prajñā-pāramitā: the perfection of transcendent wisdom