Definition of Mahayana. Meaning of Mahayana. Synonyms of Mahayana

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Definition of Mahayana

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- Mahāyāna (/ˌmɑːhəˈjɑːnə/; "Great Vehicle") is a term for a broad group of Buddhist traditions, texts, philosophies, and practices. Mahāyāna Buddhism developed...
- The Mahāyāna sūtras (Sanskrit: 𑀫𑀳𑀸𑀬𑀸𑀦 𑀲𑀽𑀢𑁆𑀭𑀸𑀡𑀺) are a broad genre of Buddhist scriptures (sūtra) that are accepted as canonical and as buddhavacana...
- confirmation or prediction from a living Buddha that this will be so. In Mahayana Buddhism, a bodhisattva refers to anyone who has generated bodhicitta,...
- India indicate that both Mahāyāna and non-Mahāyāna monks could be found in the same monasteries, with the difference that Mahāyāna monks worshipped figures...
- Teaching," and Mahāyāna, literally the "Great Vehicle." The most common classification 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...
- rebirth as well as the dissolution of the skandhas. In some Mahāyāna scriptures, notably the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, parinirvāṇa is described as the...
- Mahayana canon is the canon of scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism. Mahayana canon may specifically refer to: Mahayana sutras, sutras specific to the Mahayana...
- around the first or second century. Hīnayāna was often contrasted with Mahāyāna, which means the "great vehicle". In 1950 the World Fellowship of Buddhists...
- vegetarianism is the practice of vegetarianism by significant portions of Mahayana Buddhist monks and nuns (as well as laypersons) and some Buddhists of other...