Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism

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Religion

 

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Tomas T

 

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July 13, 2015

 

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University

 

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A

 

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This includes the cycle of birth and rebirth. Through the practice of Eightfold Noble Path and the Four Cardinal Virtues, an individual can eventually attain Nirvana. Theravada Buddhism focused primarily on meditation and concentration, the eighth of the Eightfold Noble Path. As a result, it emphasized on a monastic life and required an extreme expenditure of time meditating...
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This left little room for the bulk of humanity to join in. Theravada Buddhism was, by and large, an esoteric religion. A new schism then erupted within the ranks of Buddhism, one that would attempt to reformulate the teachings of Buddha to accommodate a greater number of people, the "Greater Vehicle," or Mahayana Buddhism...
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