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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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"There is no evil similar to anger and no discipline like patience, strive always therefore for tolerance, cultivating it in varied ways."
- Shantideva

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