Although the 18–20 early Buddhist schools ... in the definition of Hīnayāna given
by Yijing is ...
May 11, 2015 ... Introduction to the three main traditions in Buddhist practice and philosopy. ...
divided into the three Yanas (Skt.), meaning 'Vehicles' or 'Paths'.
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
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
There are three principle meanings of the term “bodhisattva,” each of which I will
... “Hinayana,” or “Lesser Vehicle”) had too narrow a conception of the Buddhist ...
Front cover shows the famous Reclining Buddha image in Kusinara, India. Its
unique ... The second element of hina-yana – that is “yana” – means vehicle. But.
A complete history of Buddhism and Buddha, pilgrimage, and tour packages in
India ... of Buddhism, the schools are often divided into the three Yanas, meaning
Religious education resources on Buddhism for students. ... So, at best, hinayana
means the inferior vehicle or path, and at worst, the vile, contemptible, ...
online.sfsu.edu/rone/Buddhism/Misconceptions about Buddhism.htm
Clearing Up Some Misconceptions about Buddhism ... "'Mahayana' means 'great
vehicle.' 'Hinayana' means' 'small vehicle' or 'lesser vehicle'. 'Theravada' ...
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, ...