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Mahayana

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Mahayana

(skt.: mahayana; tib.: theg chen) Great vehicle. It refers to one of the two general divisions of Buddhism. Mahayana practitioners motivation is Bodhicitta and they strive to reach Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. Mahayana has two divisions: Paramitayana or Sutrayana and Vajrayana or Tantrayana, Mantrayana.

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"What is born will die, what has been gathered will be dispersed, what has been accumulated will be exhausted, what has been built up will collapse, and what has been high will be brought low."
- Buddhist scripture

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