hiking with dear friends

November 2, 2010

The energies that keep us alive are joy, generosity, compassion, curiosity, truthfulness, serenity, equanimity, wakefulness, one-pointedness, and impeccability—the qualities of mind that Buddhist teaching sometimes calls paramitas, or perfections, or sometimes bojjhangas, the factors of enlightenment.

They are qualities of awakened mind as well as qualities that can be cultivated to aid awakening.

– Jack Engler

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