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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
the 10: pāramī.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Ten Perfections:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit daśapāramitā defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 18):
- 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 perfection of skilful means (upāya-pāramitā),
- The perfection of aspiration (praṇidhi-pāramitā),
- The perfection of strength (bala-pāramitā),
- 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+1): Khanti, Adhitthana, Panna, Upekkha, Metta, Viriya, Dashaparamitadhvara, Karuna, Danaparamita, Viryaparamita, Prajnaparamita, Shilaparamita, Kshantiparamita, Madhyamakavatara, Dhyanaparamita, Dana, Kshanti, Shila, Prajna, Dhyana.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Definition of Pāramī < [Chapter 1-3 - Anudīpanī on words and phrases]
Part 3 - How many Pāramīs are there? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Chapter 6 - Reflections On Perfections < [Volume 1.1]
A Brief Outline of Buddhism (by U Po Sa)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 9 - Karuna (pitta, compassion) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
Domain 1 - Dana (charity) < [Chapter 6 - Ten domains of meritorious actions (ten punna kiriyavatthu)]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Becoming of Buddha and Defeating Sensual Pleasure < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Enlightenment after Defeat of Māra < [Part 2 - Discourse on the non-remote preface (avidūre-nidāna)]
Dipankara Buddha predicts Buddhahood for Sumedha < [Part 1 - Remote preface (dūre-nidāna)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 140: Kāka-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 22: Kukkura-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 20: Naḷapāna-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)