Viryaparamita, aka: Vīryapāramitā, Virya-paramita; 2 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Vīryapāramitā (वीर्यपारमिता) refers to the “virtue of exertion” and represents one of the six perfections (pāramitā). How does the Bodhisattva fulfill the virtue of exertion (vīryapāramitā)? Answer: When he possesses great exertion of mind. Thus the Bodhisattva Mahātyāgavat, putting his life at the disposal of all his friends, swore to empty the water of the ocean until it was completely dry, and his resolve was firm. Here again, the Bodhisattva praised the Buddha Puṣya for seven days and seven nights standing on one leg without blinking his eyes.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)
Vīryapāramitā (वीर्यपारमिता) or simply vīrya refers to the “perfection of energy” and represents the fourth 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 vīrya-pāramitā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Vīryapāramitā 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)
4. Generosity and the virtue of exertion < [Part 14 - Generosity and the other virtues]
Part 2 - The virtue of exertion (vīryapāramitā) < [Chapter XXVII - The Virtue of Exertion]
The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Charles Luk)
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)
The Vimalakīrti Sutra (by John R. McRae)
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