Mahayana Buddhism

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What is Mahayana Buddhism also known as?
The Great Vehicle
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What language is used?
Sanskrit
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What countries is Mahayana Buddhism found in?
China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam
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What are the sub-divisions of Mahayana Buddhism?
Zen, Pure Land, Nichiren and Tantric
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What are the main scriptures?
Sutras
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What do Mahayana Buddhists believe everyone had?
Buddha Nature
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What is Buddha Nature also known as?
Tathagatabarbha
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What is different about the orinentation of Mahayana Buddhists?
They are more lay orientated.
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What is the major difference between Therevada and Mahayana Buddhists?
Mahayana Buddhists believe that anyone can become a Buddha.
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What is there view on Nirvana?
That is is impermanent and only a stepping stone to becoming a Buddha.
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What are the key beliefs?
Wisdom, Compassion, Emptiness and to become a Boddhisattva or Buddha.
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How to Mahayana Buddhists believe the Buddha's teachings were passed down?
Through Upaya Kusala via the naga serpents to Nagarjuna.
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What does Upaya Kusala mean?
Skilful Means
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What are the three vehicles?
Hinayana, Mahayana and Tantrayana.
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When did buddhistm grow and emerge between?
150BCE and 100 CE
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