six perfections

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the six perfections (plural only)

  1. In Mahayana Buddhism, the six virtues which the bodhisattva must practice in their avowed pursuit of bringing all beings to enlightenment through bodhicitta; they are dana (munificence), sila (ethicality), ksanti (patience), virya (determination), dhyana (meditation), and prajna (wisdom).

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