Teachings on the six perfections:
“From giving comes wealth,
From discipline comes happiness,
From patience come attractive forms,
From effort comes the fulfilment of wishes,
From concentration comes peace,
From wisdom comes freedom from obstructions.”
~ Nagarjuna, Precious Garland
The six perfections are the practices of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom motivated by a mind of great compassion. They are the actual path to enlightenment and the supreme method for fulfilling all of our temporary and ultimate aims.
By compassionately integrating these six trainings into our daily activities, we can transform our ordinary way of life into the Bodhisattva’s way of life: a life of great meaning and benefit to others.
Through applying these instructions, we can ultimately realise our highest potential.