Zopa, Zöpa: 1 definition


Zopa means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: Mandala Texts: Jangchupsem: The Thought of Awakening

Zöpa (བཟོད་པ་) refers to the “perfection of patience”.—The champion promoter of Bodhicitta (i.e., jangchupsem or semkye) in Buddhist world is however Śāntideva, who is widely studied in Bhutanese monasteries and who treats the cultivation of Bodhicitta in detail through the practice of six perfections of giving (སྦྱིན་པ་), discipline (ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་), patience (བཟོད་པ་, zöpa), zeal (བརྩོན་འགྲུས་), meditation (བསམ་གཏན་) and wisdom (ཤེས་རབ་). Śāntideva extols Bodhicitta as the quintessential cream from the milk of Buddha’s dharma, the panacea for all maladies, elixer to destroy mortality, the sun to dispel all darkness, the treasure to solve all poverty and a supreme jewel of thought.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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