pelletboy wrote:Yes, I would ask why the ten paramis were not given emphasis by the Awakened One when it is the catalyst for achieving enlightenment.
Hello pelletboy. Maybe your thoughts aren't very clear on this. The Ten Parami are:
Dāna pāramī : generosity, giving of oneself
Sīla pāramī : virtue, morality, proper conduct
Nekkhamma pāramī : renunciation
Paññā pāramī : transcendental wisdom, insight
Viriya (also spelt vīriya) pāramī : energy, diligence, vigour, effort
Khanti pāramī : patience, tolerance, forbearance, acceptance, endurance
Sacca pāramī : truthfulness, honesty
Adhiṭṭhāna (adhitthana) pāramī : determination, resolution
Mettā pāramī : loving-kindness
Upekkhā (also spelt upekhā) pāramī : equanimity, serenity
The Buddha certainly gave a lot of emphasis to all of these. As the practical Path he taught the Eight-Fold Path. One who practices that will practice the perfections by way of it.
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