Mahayana Buddhism


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Noun1.Mahayana Buddhism - one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith aloneMahayana Buddhism - one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Yogacara - one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness
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The Kasyapaparivarta and Aksayamatinirdesa, the two Mahayana sutras that both Bhaviveka and Candrakirti cited from, indeed appear to be such texts, as they were referred to by many Buddhist authors since the early stage of Mahayana Buddhism.
In Mahayana Buddhism, every being has Buddha-nature, the inherent potential to become enlightened (Smith 1991, 2, 388).
However repentance is emphasized in Mahayana Buddhism, in texts such as the Avatamsaka Sutra.
To see the world in a nondualistic way, Mahayana Buddhism teaches, is to see the world before the truth of worldly convention divides experience into apparent opposites of self and other, good and bad, and other concepts.
You were the Theravada Buddhism student who travelled with your best friend from China who studies Mahayana Buddhism.
The minister said that Korean tradition is Buddhism-centric and Korean Mahayana Buddhism comes from Gandhara, therefore speaking of culture, Korea has a natural bond with Pakistan.
Also known as, The Land of the Thunder Dragon', Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, tucked away from the pull of modernity typical of the western world and is the only country in the world to retain the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism, specifically Drukpa Kagyu the school of Buddhism which holds that the combined belief of its followers will eventually be great enough to encompass all of humanity and bear its salvation.
are centres of Mahayana Buddhism, while Tezu, Namsai and Lohit have got several Hinayana Buddhism centres.
Further, Zen and much of Mahayana Buddhism have been teaching about "Buddha-nature" and its related concept "original enlightenment.
A teacher at one of the many Buddhist courses in Singapore that caters to lay Buddhists once told me that people were interested in Theravada Buddhism because it was not "joss-stick Buddhism", a popular conception of Mahayana Buddhism because of its close links to Chinese popular religions focused on venerating ancestors.
The Flower Ornament Scripture, one of the major texts of Mahayana Buddhism, is also known as the Scripture of Inconceivable Liberation.
Though lighter in tone than Kerouac's soul-searching struggle with identity and impermanence in "Desolation Blues" and Whalen's exploration in "The Slop Barrel" of the aggregates of attachment that collectively make up one's personality, "On Vulture Peak," which has received no critical attention by scholars to date, explores some of the most complex and allusive concepts of Mahayana Buddhism in Snyder's poetry.