Origin of Mahayana
OTHER WORDS FROM MahayanaMa·ha·ya·nist [mah-huh-yah-nist], /ˌmɑ həˈyɑ nɪst/, noun
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How to use Mahayana in a sentence
Its king was a strenuous follower of our Law, and had (around him) more than a thousand monks, mostly students of the mahayana.
Students of the mahayana present offerings to the Prajna-paramita, to Manjusri, and to Kwan-she-yin.
In Japan, a multitude of sects arose, teaching doctrines which differed in many ways from Mahayana orthodoxy.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
And the Mahayana is not a single vehicle but rather a train comprising many carriages of different classes.
Enlarging I-Ching's definition we may find in the Mahayana seven lines of thought or practice.
British Dictionary definitions for Mahayana
- a liberal Buddhist school of Tibet, China, and Japan, whose adherents aim to disseminate Buddhist doctrines, seeking enlightenment not for themselves alone, but for all sentient beings
- (as modifier)Mahayana Buddhism