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Essay heading: Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism
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In order to make Buddhism a more esoteric religion, the Mahayanists invented two grades of Buddhist attainment below becoming a Buddha. The Buddha was the highest goal, the level before that is to become a Pratyeka-Buddha which is one who is awakened to the truth but keeps it secret. Below the Pratyeka-Buddha is the Arhant, or "worthy," who has learned the truth from others and has realized it as truth, and then passes into Nirvana...
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Below the Pratyeka-Buddha is the Arhant, or "worthy," who has learned the truth from others and has realized it as truth, and then passes into Nirvana. Finally, the Mahayanist completed the conversion of Buddhism from a philosophy to religion. Therevada Buddhism says that Buddha was a person who ceased to exist after death...
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