A Guide to Practicing the Six Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism
A Guide to Practicing the Six Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism:
The Six Perfections, or Paramitas, are guides for Mahayana Buddhist practice. They are virtues to be cultivated to strengthen practice and bring one to enlightenment.
The Six Perfections describe the true nature of an enlightened being, which, in Mahayana practice, is to say they are our own true Buddha-nature. If they don’t seem to be our true nature, it is because the perfections are obscured by our delusion, anger, greed, and fear.
By cultivating these perfections, we bring this true nature into expression.