Origin of Hinayana
Examples from the Web for hinayana
If we wish to gain the lesser fruition (of the Hinayana) we may pursue it through the eight grades of sanctification.
The first two which were the older seem to have belonged to the Hinayana and the other two even more definitely to the Mahayana.
And if we look at the abuses of both systems the fossilized monk of the Hinayana will compare favourably with the tantric adept.
In this also there were more than four thousand monks, all students of the hinayana.Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms|Fa-Hsien
The Mahayana did not suppress the Hinayana but it gradually absorbed the traffic.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for hinayana
- any of various early forms of Buddhism
- (as modifier)Hinayana Buddhism