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The Six PerfectionsBuddhism and the Cultivation of Character$
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Dale Wright

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195382013

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.001.0001

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The Perfection of Wisdom

The Perfection of Wisdom

(p.218) 6 The Perfection of Wisdom
The Six Perfections

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Chapter 6 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of wisdom, prajñāpāramitā. The second section seeks to articulate a contemporary understanding of wisdom. It divides the range of wisdom into six different characteristics from enlightened judgment to imagination, humor, composure and reverence. The chapter reflects on the role of wisdom in contemporary life.

Keywords:   wisdom, perfection of wisdom, prajñā, prajñāpāramitā, enlightened, judgment, imagination, reverence, humor

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