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dhyāna-pāramitā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element of the Mahāyāna path.

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dhyāna-pāramitā

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 24 words.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element

dhyāna-pāramitā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element of the Mahāyāna path.

See overview in Oxford Index

ṣaḍ-pāramitā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(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...

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Perfections (Six and Ten)

James B. Apple.

in Buddhism

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...

Perfections (Six and Ten) of Bodhisattvas in Buddhist Literature

James B. Apple.

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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