Online Weds evening Monthly Talk: The 6 Paramitas or virtues that wake us up from suffering - Zoom

Wednesday 27 May 2020 (19:30 -20:45)
17 Lower Redland Road, Redland
Teacher : Christine Jeffcutt
Coordinator : Peter Bailie
Contact person : Sue Blackwell
Price : £8
This talk will introduce the 6 paramitas: generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation and prajna. These virtues when practised form part of the practices of the mahayana tradition which awaken us to realising our true nature.

The Sanskrit word paramita means to cross over to the other shore. Paramita may also be translated as perfection, perfect realisation, or reaching beyond limitation. Through the practice of these six paramitas, we cross over the sea of suffering (samsara) to the shore of happiness and awakening (nirvana); we cross over from ignorance and delusion to enlightenment. Each of the six paramitas is an enlightened quality of the heart, a glorious virtue or attribute – the innate seed of perfect realisation within us. The paramitas are the very essence of our true nature. However, since these enlightened qualities of the heart have become obscured by delusion, selfishness, and other karmic tendencies, we must develop these potential qualities and bring them into expression.

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