noun or adjective see Mahayana

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  • Mahayanist — n. an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mahayanist — See Mahayana. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mahayanist — noun an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism • Derivationally related forms: ↑Mahayana • Hypernyms: ↑disciple, ↑adherent • Member Holonyms: ↑Mahayana * * * Mahayaˈnist noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mahayana — Mahayanist /mah heuh yah nist/, n. /mah heuh yah neuh/, n. the later of the two great schools of Buddhism, chiefly in China, Tibet, and Japan, characterized by eclecticism and a general belief in a common search for salvation, sometimes thought… …   Universalium

  • Buddhism — Buddhist, n., adj. Buddhistic, Buddhistical, adj. Buddhistically, adv. /booh diz euhm, bood iz /, n. a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that… …   Universalium

  • Mahayana — noun Etymology: Sanskrit mahāyāna, literally, great vehicle Date: 1855 a liberal and theistic branch of Buddhism comprising sects chiefly in China and Japan, recognizing a large body of scripture in addition to the Pali canon, and teaching social …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Hinayana — Hīnayāna (Chinese: 小乘 Xiǎochèng ; Korean: 소승 Soseung ; Japanese: Shōjō ; Vietnamese: Tiểu thừa , bo|t=ཐེག་ཅུང་|w=, Mongolian: бага хөлгөн, baga kölgen ) is a Sanskrit and Pali term literally meaning:, the low vehicle , the inferior vehicle , or… …   Wikipedia

  • Mahayana — Mahāyāna Buddhism …   Wikipedia

  • Nagarjuna — For other uses, see Nagarjuna (disambiguation). Golden statue of Nagarjuna at Samye Ling Monastery Nāgārjuna (Devanagari:नागार्जुन, Telugu: నాగార్జున, Tibetan: ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ klu sgrub, Chinese: 龍樹, Sinhala නාගර්පුන) (ca. 150–250 CE) was an impor …   Wikipedia

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