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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 302
Professor
Stephen Phillips
Semester
Fall

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A Bodhisattva's Six "Perfections" (paramita) 1. charity (dana) liberality in relation to others 2. conduct (sila) good morals including setting a good example 3. forbearance (ksanti) primary a prudential virtue (having patience is for one's own good) 4. energy, radiance (virya) the fullest development of this perfection along with the preceding three entails being reborn in (the most beautiful of objects) a body of a Buddha 5. meditation (dhyana) the fullest development of this perfection along with the preceding four entails attainment of the highest temporal happiness -- ecstatic meditation
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