Ten Perfections: 2 definitions


Ten Perfections 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ten Perfections in Theravada glossary
Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

the 10: pāramī.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ten Perfections in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ten Perfections:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit daśapāramitā defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 18):

  1. The perfection of generosity (dāna-pāramitā),
  2. The perfection of virtue (śīla-pāramitā),
  3. The perfection of patience (kṣānti-pāramitā),
  4. The perfection of energy (vīrya-pāramitā),
  5. The perfection of meditation (dhyāna-pāramitā),
  6. The perfection of wisdom (prajñā-pāramitā),
  7. The perfection of skilful means (upāya-pāramitā),
  8. The perfection of aspiration (praṇidhi-pāramitā),
  9. The perfection of strength (bala-pāramitā),
  10. The perfection of knowledge (jñāna-pāramitā).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., daśa-pāramitā, ‘ten perfections’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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