Rubbing ink, you don’t learn to read; reciting pointless Vedas, you grow corrupt; if you don’t know exalted mind and what’s not it—well, it’s there things rise and there they set.
The Six Paramitas – Tricycle
Buddhist teachings refer to a set of six interrelated virtues called the transcending perfections, or paramitas—benevolent generosity, ethical discipline, forbearing patience, joyous perseverence, meditative absorption, and discerning wisdom. They are genuine expressions of love and compassion and the means of cultivating one’s own true nature.
Aspects of the Paramitas
Relations among the Paramitas