The six paramitas

I asked my teenaged son the other day of the six paramitas:- generosity, morality, patience, energy, meditation and wisdom what he thought the most important was. He replied generosity because that’s the way the universe works. Everything is giving to everything else.

Atisha, a Buddhist Master who rised in Tibet during the 11th century, made a list of greatest achievements, which I’ve cut down and rearranged to the paramitas.

The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.

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