in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion
P ublished online November 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism. 8237 words.
The etymology of the Sanskrit and Pāli term pāramitā was a contested issue in classical India. One representation considered that the term was derived from pāram, “other (side),” plus the...
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P ublished online February 2012 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 8366 words.
The perfections are the virtues that are fully developed by a bodhisattva (Buddha-in-training) to become a Buddha. All Buddhist traditions acknowledge that the perfections are practiced...