The Fourth Paramita: Diligence

Dharma Talk – 11/07/2021

In Sanskrit ‘paramita’ literally means ‘having reached the other shore.’ It
also means ‘transcendence,’ or ‘perfection.’ If we exist on the shore of
suffering, reaching the other shore would mean leaving suffering behind and
becoming enlightened. Hence, transcendence means to become free from
mental afflictions, (the causes of suffering) and from suffering itself. The true
practice of the paramitas is to be free from self-attachment and self-cherishing.

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