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Six Paramita and Ten Paramita

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Six Paramita and Ten Paramita

Paramita means to cross over from this shore of births and deaths to the other shore which is the Nirvana. The Six Paramita or means of so doings are

1. dana - charity/giving
2. sila - moral/conduct/taking precepts
3. ksanti - patience
4. virya - vigor/devotion/energy
5. dhyana - contemplation/meditation
6. prajna - wisdom.

The Ten Paramita are the above plus

7. upaya - use of expedient or proper means
8. pranidhana - vow of bodhi and helpfulness
9. bala - strength
10. intelligence