Essays Tagged: "Hinayana"

This essay discusses one of the sections of Buddhism.

yana stems from the Theravada School of Buddhism. Mahayanists believe that the Theravada-ist to be (Hinayana, meaning the lesser vehicle) Mahayanists consider themselves followers of the greater vehic ...

(5 pages) 165 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism.

. and is well rooted in the Theravada School. However, the Mahayanists consider the Theravada to be Hinayana or "the lesser vehicle". Mahayanists accept much of the scripture and ritual that the Hinay ... hat the Hinayanists believe in, but they hold their concepts to be of higher value than that of the Hinayana. Their belief in attaining Nirvana through devotion, their view of Nirvana as heaven, and t ...

(2 pages) 114 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle. Followers of Mahayana refer to Theravada using the derogatory term Hinayana, the Lesser Vehicle.Buddhism has been significant not only in India but also in Sri Lanka, ...

(4 pages) 150 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Religions of Hinduism and Buddhism

t sects of this religion as well. Four different sects make up the Religion. Two of these sects are Hinayana and Mahayana. Hinayana means, ?smaller vehicle. Hinayana as been referred to as ?early Budd ... nged many times over thousands of years. On the other hand you have Mahayana. Mahayana, opposite of Hinayana means ?great vehicle?. China and Japan have followed this part of the religion. ?The Mahaya ...

(4 pages) 79 0 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith