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ṣatkasaṃpatti

Ṣatkasaṃpatti (Skt., ‘six attainments’). The six great virtues which, in Śaṅkara's Hindu system, must be fulfilled as one of the four prerequisites by a student of Vedānta—the others being mumukṣutva (striving for liberation), viveka (discrimination), and vairagya (detachment). The six virtues are (i) śama, concentration and control of the mind, directed towards an object of meditation; (ii) dama, control of the organs of sense; (iii) uparama, quieting of the mind, especially by the fulfilment of one's duty of dharma; (iv) titikṣa, the patient balance between opposing dualities; (v) śraddhā, faith, trust in what scriptures teach; (vi) samādhāna (cf. SAMĀDHI), the concentration which enables one also to transmit truth to others.

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