The 'Ten Perfections or Dasha Paramita in Buddhist Sanskrit refers to the ten practices of a Bodhisattva. They refer to altruistic attitudes and moral behavior in the practitioner.
- Generosity (Charity-Philanthropy- Benevolence: "Benefit others more than yourself.")
- Morality of the Five Precepts - Renunciation of immorality and the causes of suffering (the causes are always based in immorality or amoral behavior).
- Patience (implies Forgiveness and Endurance)
- Joyful Perseverance (Persistence, Determination and Moral Fortitude or Moral Courage)
- Meditation (Calm Abiding or Making the mind have deeply relaxed focused awareness for contemplation of morality-compassion-wisdom)
- Wisdom (Interdependence, Understanding Cause and effect, Prudence, Humility of "No Self")
- Skillful Means or Expedient Means (Use the "medicine" according to the particular "disease" and "patient")
- Great Vows (to get Enlightened in order to better "Benefit others more than yourself.")
- Great Strength
- Great Wisdom (Buddhahood)