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Hinayana

noun
1.
A major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts.
2.
An offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia.  Synonym: Hinayana Buddhism.






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Words linked to "Hinayana" :   Theravada, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhism, Hinayanist



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