Shatparamita, aka: Shash-paramita, Ṣaṭpāramitā; 1 Definition(s)


Shatparamita 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 Ṣaṭpāramitā can be transliterated into English as Satparamita or Shatparamita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Ṣaṭpāramitā (षट्पारमिता) refers to the “six perferctions” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 17):

  1. dāna-pāramitā (the perfection of generosity),
  2. śīla-pāramitā (the perfection of virtue),
  3. kṣānti-pāramitā (the perfection of patience),
  4. vīrya-pāramitā (the perfection of energy),
  5. dhyāna-pāramitā (the perfection of meditation),
  6. prajñā-pāramitā (the perfection of wisdom).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ṣaṣ-pāramitā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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