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Engaging the World: The Six Paramitas [5: Meditative Concentration]

27 Jan Posted by in Buddhist, Podcast | Comments
Engaging the World: The Six Paramitas [5: Meditative Concentration]
 

The paramita of meditative concentration (samten), the fifth of the six paramitas, is defined as the capacity to remain undistracted. When we remain one-pointed and committed to give up mundane concerns and let go of discursive conceptual thought, we overcome agitation. Through the practice of mediation, this paramita arises and cultivates the space for understanding the true nature of reality which is the sixth and final perfection: prajna paramita.

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