Hinayana

Hīnayāna (हीनयान) is a Sanskrit term literally meaning: the `Smaller Vehicle`, applied to the Śrāvakayāna, the Buddhist path followed by a śrāvaka who wishes to become an arhat. The term appeared around the 1st or 2nd century. Hīnayāna is often contrasted with Mahāyāna, which means the `Great Vehicle.` There are a variet...
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Hinayana

Hinayana Buddhism noun an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
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Hinayana

Lesser Vehicle. According to Walshe, this term was originally coined by Mahayana polemicists to distinguish their path (seen as a 'greater vehicle' with room for all) from the path of the Sarvastivadins (seen as a 'lesser vehicle' with room for only one at a time). Over time, it came to be applied to the only surviving member of the original 'eight...
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hinayana

Lesser/lower vehicle (as opposed to MAHAYANA). Buddhist path leading to individual LIBERATION from CYCLIC EXISTENCE (as SHRAVAKA or PRATYEKABUDDHA).
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Hinayana

Mahayana Buddhist name for Theravada Buddhism
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Hinayana

[n] - a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one`s own efforts 2. [n] - one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through one`s own efforts
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