Six Perfections: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Six Perfections:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit ṣaṭpāramitā defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 17):
- The perfection of generosity (dāna-pāramitā),
- The perfection of virtue (śīla-pāramitā),
- The perfection of patience (kṣānti-pāramitā),
- The perfection of energy (vīrya-pāramitā),
- The perfection of meditation (dhyāna-pāramitā),
- The perfection of wisdom (prajñā-pāramitā).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ṣaṣ-pāramitā, ‘six perfections’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Paripurna, Danaparamita, Ninefold-path, Dhyanaparamita, Mahasamnaha, Kshantiparamita, Abhimukhi, Viryaparamita, Dana, Sixfold-path, Shilaparamita, Dharmamegha, Ajnatakaundinya, Prajnaparamita.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bhūmi 6: the ground of presence (abhimukhī) < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
I. The essence of the perfections resides in the mind < [Part 1 - Obtaining easily an immense qualification]
I. Establishing in the six perfections < [Part 3 - Establishing beings in the six perfections]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 10b.7) Summarizing the meaning of these six perfections < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
2b) The essences of arising and entering are explained < [Part 2 - The essence]
Part 10a) The brief teaching of the six perfections < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 263 / Stanza 17 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 251 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 261-262 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)