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Hīnayāna

Damien Keown

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780198605607
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191726538
Hīnayāna

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(Skt., lesser vehicle).

A collective name used disparagingly by Mahāyāna Buddhists for the schools of early Buddhism which preceded the

Reference Entry.  89 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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