The Qualities You Need to Cultivate to Unleash Your Inner Buddha

The six perfections, also known as paramitas, are invaluable qualities in Buddhism that we can develop through our practice. These qualities represent the enlightened state, but they are also attainable in our everyday lives. In this post I provide you with a brief overview and encourage you to incorporate the cultivation of the six perfections into your daily life in order to unleash your inner Buddha.


Embrace generosity by giving without expecting anything in return. Whether it’s material possessions or intangible support, give with love and a sincere desire to help others. Remember, there should be no hidden motives. Being generous not only benefits others but also brings personal fulfillment. Watch out for any ego-driven intentions and be skillful in your giving.


Ethics play a crucial role in shaping our actions. It means refraining from harmful behavior and embracing positive actions. Avoid harming others, stealing, lying, engaging in sexual misconduct, and indulging in intoxicants. Instead, focus on behaviors that benefit both yourself and others, while setting healthy boundaries. Be aware of harmful habits like gossiping and competitiveness. Take a vow to change and live ethically, starting with small steps that resonate with your values.

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Practicing patience involves refraining from hurting those who have hurt you, enduring personal suffering with grace, and being patient with your own spiritual journey. Recognize that everyone is doing their best based on their own conditioning. Hold the intention for healing, wisdom, and the highest good for yourself and others. Whenever irritation or anger arise, take a moment to return to your breath and cultivate patience.

Joyful Endeavor

Joyful endeavor is the heroic courage not to give up when the going gets rough, but to continue exerting effort consistently to the end. Approach life with enthusiasm and perseverance. Embrace the practice of the other perfections and seek the ultimate truth of enlightenment. Let your efforts be sincere and joyful, aiming to become the best version of yourself. By doing so, you not only alleviate your own suffering but also contribute to reducing the suffering of others. Remember, never give up and let your enthusiasm inspire others on their own paths.


Develop the ability to concentrate and find inner peace through meditation. Allow thoughts and emotions to come and go without getting caught up in them. On a deeper level meditation helps you distinguish between the activities of your mind and your true nature. Stay focused on your chosen object of meditation, letting go of the restlessness within. Through sustained practice, you will realize the interconnectedness of all things and cultivate a stronger sense of loving-kindness and compassion for all beings.

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Wisdom can be gained through a stroke of insight based on having engaged in dharma discussions, philosophical views, personal realizations, and meditation. It plays an important role on the path to enlightenment. Incorporate wisdom into your routine by reading insightful books or listening to audiobooks that can trigger your inner Buddha. Consider exploring works like “The Six Perfections” by Geshe Sonam Rinchen and Ruth Sonam.

By embracing the cultivation of the six perfections—generosity, ethics, patience, joyful endeavor, meditation, and wisdom—you can transform your daily life and positively impact those around you. Remember that this path requires dedication and effort, but the rewards are immeasurable. Stay committed to your journey, and let the light of these perfections guide you towards a more compassionate and enlightened existence.

Blessed be,

Lama Chimey

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Published by Lama Chimey

Buddhist Minister, Meditation & Dharma Teacher

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