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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Mahayana:
a major movement or school in Buddhism: it emphasizes acts of virtue and compassion rather than asceticism and contemplation
Sans mahāyāna, lit., greater vehicle
Example Sentences Including ‘Mahayana’
I suppose you could call me a Mahayana Buddhist, if you need a label.
Wilcox, James SORT OF RICH (1990)
The Mahayana had their own, dismissive slang for Theravada; in the past, they have called it Hinayana, the “lesser vehicle.
KILLING THE BUDDHA (2003)
Inwardly, there is no measure (or better, no such thing as winning); but outwardly (in terms of numbers), the answer is Mahayana.
Huston Smith THE WORLD&APOS;S RELIGIONS (1986)