The practice of the six pāramitās, or the six perfections, is the heart of the Mahāyāna path. The final pāramitā, wisdom, can be divided into four components: aspiration, skillful means, power,
and timeless wisdom.
The Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct (also known as Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer) is the heart of the
pāramitā of aspiration.
Buddha Śākyamuni gave the teaching of the Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer to urge practitioners to treat the great Bodhisattva Samantabhadra as a role model to emulate so their wishes
may be accomplished.