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Six Perfections: An Oral Teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen / Edition 1
     

Six Perfections: An Oral Teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen / Edition 1

by Geshe Sonam Rinchen
 

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ISBN-10: 1559390891

ISBN-13: 9781559390897

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

The Six Perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom are practiced by Bodhisattvas who have the supreme intention of attaining enlightenment for the sake of others. These six are perfections because they give rise to complete enlightenment. Practice of them also insures the attainment of an excellent body

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The Six Perfections of generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom are practiced by Bodhisattvas who have the supreme intention of attaining enlightenment for the sake of others. These six are perfections because they give rise to complete enlightenment. Practice of them also insures the attainment of an excellent body and mind in the future and even more favorable conditions for effective practice than those we enjoy at present. Generosity leads to the enjoyment of ample resources, ethical discipline gives a good rebirth, patience leads to an attractive appearance and supportive companions, enthusiastic effort endows the ability to complete what is undertaken, fostering concentration makes the mind invulnerable to distraction, and wisdom discriminates between what needs to be cultivated and what must be discarded and leads to greater wisdom in the future. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559390897
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
624,167
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
1. Generosity13
2. Ethical Discipline27
3. Patience43
4. Enthusiastic Effort63
5. Concentration81
6. Wisdom95
Appendix: The Eighteenth Chapter of Nagarjuna's Treatise on
the Middle Way131
Tibetan Text139
Notes145

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