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six perfections

paramita (Skt); pha rol tu chin pa drug OR pharchin drug (Tib); pha rol tu phin pa drug OR phar phyin drug (Wyl)

The practices of a bodhisattva. On the basis of bodhicitta, a bodhisattva practices the six perfections: generosity, morality, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom. See also Paramitayana.