Kshantiparamita, aka: Kṣāntipāramitā, Kshanti-paramita; 2 Definition(s)
Kshantiparamita means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Kṣāntipāramitā can be transliterated into English as Ksantiparamita or Kshantiparamita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Kṣāntipāramitā (क्षान्तिपारमिता) refers to the “virtue of patience” and represents one of the six perfections (pāramitā). How does the Bodhisattva fulfill the virtue of patience (kṣāntipāramitā)? Answer: When people come to insult him, strike him, beat him, slash him, tear off his skin, cut him to pieces and take his life, his mind feels no hatred (dveṣa). Thus, when king Kali cut off his hands (hasta), feet (pāda), ears (karṇa) and nose (nāsā), the Bhikṣu Kṣānti kept a strong mind (dṛḍhacitta) without emotion (acala).Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Kṣāntipāramitā (क्षान्तिपारमिता) or simply kṣānti refers to the “perfection of patience” and represents the third of the “six perferctions” (ṣaṭpāramitā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 17). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ṣaṣ-pāramitā and kṣānti-pāramitā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Kṣāntipāramitā forms, besides a part of the “six perferctions” (ṣaṭpāramitā), also a part of the “ten perfections” (daśa-pāramitā).Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
3. Generosity and the virtue of patience < [Part 14 - Generosity and the other virtues]
Part 9 - Fulfilling the perfections skillfully < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Charles Luk)
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Chapter XXII - On Pure Actions (b) < [Section Four]
Chapter XXXII - On Bodhisattva Highly-virtuous King (f) < [Section Six]
Chapter XX - On Holy Actions (b) < [Section Three]