Although the 18–20 early Buddhist schools ... in the definition of Hīnayāna given
by Yijing is ...
Modern scholars prefer to use the term THERAVADA rather than Hinayana. The
latter is a pejorative term meaning “Lesser Vehicle.” The term was used (and still
With regard to the Buddhist teachings themselves, all the various Hinayana
sutras ... teachings” to mean neither the Hinayana sutras nor the Mahayana
May 11, 2015 ... Introduction to the three main traditions in Buddhist practice and philosopy. ...
divided into the three Yanas (Skt.), meaning 'Vehicles' or 'Paths'.
Noun, 1. Hinayana Buddhism - an offensive name for the early conservative
Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken
But hiina very seldom has the simple meaning of "lesser" or "small". ... A good
introduction to the traditional Hinayana Buddhism is What the Buddha Taught, ...
To gain liberation or enlightenment, both Hinayana and Mahayana assert that
one needs nonconceptual ... This is the meaning of a Buddha's being omniscient.
... monastery in UK. Religious education resources on Buddhism for students. ...
So, what exactly does the word 'hinayana' mean? Although sometimes ...
... of Buddhism, the schools are often divided into the three Yanas, meaning '
Vehicles' or 'Paths'. These three are: the Hinayana, Mahayana and Tantrayana.