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(Skt.). The ‘Six Perfections’ which are practised and brought to perfection by Bodhisattvas in the course of their training. These are: the perfection of generosity (dāna-pāramitā), of morality (śīla-pāramitā), of patience (kṣānti-pāramitā), of effort (vīrya-pāramitā), of meditation (dhyāna-pāramitā), and of insight (prajñā-pāramitā). See also pāramitā

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