adjective see Mahayana

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mahayanistic — See Mahayanist. * * * …   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

  • 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

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