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Theravada

(tib.: ne ten ma wa) The Doctrine of the Elders. It is the only one of the early schools of Hinayana Buddhism to have survived into the present; currently the dominant form of Buddhism in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Burma. Today Theravada Buddhists number over 100 million worldwide. The main focus of Theravada teachings is on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path with the main aim to reach Nirvana for oneself.

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"This world we see is a painting born from the brush of discursive thought, and within it or upon it nothing truly existent can be found. All things in samsara and nirvana are but mental labels and projections. Knowing this one knows reality; seeing this one sees most true."
- 2nd Dalai Lama

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