Hinayana

What is Hinayana?

Hinayana definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
earlier of the two great schools of Buddhism, still prevalent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, emphasizing personal salvation through one’s own efforts.

Compare Mahayana.

Origin of Hinayana1865a??70; Sanskrit, equivalent to hA

 

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