One who is following the Bodhisattva path, in the Mahayana tradition, must cultivate the six perfections in order to reach enlightenment. Some Buddhist teachings mention ten perfections instead of six, such as Mahayana Buddhism, however the set of six perfections that became most common of Mahayana are; Generosity, Ethical discipline (morality), Patience, Enthusiastic effort, Concentration (meditation) and Wisdom. This list was expanded to complement the ten stages traversed by a bodhisattva in the course leading to full Buddhahood, in the Mahayana tradition (Routledge, 2007). The additional perfections are Skill-in-means, Resolution, Strength and Knowledge. The manner in which the perfections have been understood in different Buddhist cultures, such as in Tibet; Mahayana Buddhism or Southeast Asia, is dependent on the Buddhist literature that is accessible or acceptable to the particular culture. Enlightenment is to become a Buddha, an exalted being that cut off the roots of ignorance and has been released from recurring existence. By practicing the first four perfections, one generates discipline and harmony in physical and verbal actions. According to the law of Karma, positive actions are necessary means in order to cultivate the fifth perfection concentration and stability and harmony in the mind. The practice of the first five perfections is to use skillful means and accumulate merit. Without wisdom, the six perfection, one will not able to develop a Buddha’s exalted understanding of reality and therefore enlightenment is impossible.