Hinayana & Mahayana

A Yana is a vehicle. A Hinayana is a lesser vehicle while a Mahayana is a Great vehicle.

The other names of Hinayana are: Deficient Vehicle, Abandoned Vehicle or Defective Vehicle.
It believes in the original teaching of Buddha or Doctrine of Elders.
Does not believe in Idol worship and tries to attain individual salvation through self discipline and meditation. Ultimate aim o…

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