- Parami is rendered as “Perfection”.
- There are
(a) ten Paramis
(b) ten Upapa Paramis
(c) ten Paramattha Paramis
- In our younger days, a score of 100 marks in an examination is considered perfect.
- Our High School Mathematics teacher Brother Clementian trained us to take an hourly weekly test comprising of three questions. So, most students are on track to complete the three hour Matriculation examination in two hours or less.
- A score of 100 could not single out Mathematical geniuses like Dr. Min Oo (SPHS63) and gifted scholars / researchers like Dr. Khin Maung U (SPHS63)
- 1972 Munich Olympics saw all judges gave a young woman gymnast called Olga Kolbert perfect Tens.
- Some critics wonder how to judge superior performances in the future gymnastic competitions.
- The ancient sages appreciate perfect shapes such as equilateral triangles, squares, regular polygons and the circle.
- Some astronomers felt that the planets should orbit in perfect cycles.
- Kepler found out that the planets conserve their energy by following an elliptical path.
The planets will need far more effort and energy to maintain the supposedly perfect circular paths.
- An ellipse has two foci, a major axis and a minor axis.
It has an imperfect shape, but the limiting case approaches a circle with a center (for a single focus) and the lengths of the major axis and minor axis being equal.
- instead of adapting to or accepting the existence of elliptical paths, some astronomers added epicycles to their models.
Thoughts on “Search for Perfection”
- The search for perfection may have some negative effects in research.
- The 90/90 rule says that in the search for the perfect completion of a project, the last 10 percent could take up resources equal to that of the first 90 percent.
- I am imperfectly perfect.
I type straight for most of my posts without reference to notes and references.
My readers (most of them my classmates, friends and colleagues) correct the discrepancies and errors.
- I sincerely hope that some young inquiring minds will transform my “imperfectly perfect” writings into high quality texts for posterity.