Definition of Mahayana. Meaning of Mahayana. Synonyms of Mahayana

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Definition of Mahayana

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Meaning of Mahayana from wikipedia

- Mahāyāna (/ˌmɑːhəˈjɑːnə/; Sanskrit: महायान, romanized: mahāyāna, "Great Vehicle") is, in a certain way to cl****ify buddhist teachings (out of a number...
- The Mahayana sutras are a broad genre of Buddhist scriptures that various traditions of Mahayana Buddhism accept as canonical. They are largely preserved...
- recognized by scholars: Theravada (Pali: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana (Sanskrit: "The Great Vehicle"). Most Buddhist traditions share the goal...
- confirmation or prediction from a living Buddha that this will be so. In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva refers to anyone who has generated bodhicitta,...
- Teaching," and Mahāyāna, literally the "Great Vehicle." The most common cl****ification among scholars is threefold: Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna....
- virtuous to non-Mahāyāna sutras. The Mahāyāna sūtras are traditionally considered by Mahāyāna Buddhists to be the word of the Buddha. Mahāyāna Buddhists explained...
- vegetarianism is the practice of vegetarianism by significant portions of Mahayana Buddhist monks and nuns (as well as laypersons) and some Buddhists of other...
- around the first or second century. Hīnayāna was often contrasted with Mahāyāna, which means the "great vehicle". In 1950 the World Fellowship of Buddhists...
- gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved nirvana. Mahayana Buddhist traditions have used the term for people far advanced along the...
- Theravada Buddhism is generally referred to in English as the Pali Canon. Mahayana Buddhism also holds the Tripiṭaka to be authoritative but, unlike Theravadins...
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