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The Ten Paramitas



Paramita (Sanskrit) - perfection; also a pun on "gone beyond."

Dana paramita - generosity of spirit; openness

Sila paramita - rules; manners

Ksanti paramita - patience; acceptance; forgiving; upeksha

Virya paramita - vitality

Dhyana paramita - empty-mind; Ch'an; Zen

Prajna paramita - clear perception

Upaya paramita - skillful means

Pranidhana paramita - resolve

Bala paramita - power

Jnana paramita - understanding