The Caitika school of
Buddhismsplit from Mahāsaṃghaka in the middle of the first century BCE. It later gave rise to the Apara Śailaand Uttara Śaila schools. All three emphasized the supernatural character of the Buddha. The school also included an early version of the Bodhisattvaideal (as opposed to the earlier arhatideal); this would later become vitally important to MahāyānaBuddhism.
Schools of Buddhism
Early Buddhist Schools
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