Mahayana Buddhism

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one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone


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The impact of his works can still be felt in almost all the schools/sects of Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia.
Mark Long is an internationally recognized expert in the field of electronic communications with a keen interest in Mahayana Buddhism.
This melding could be cause for labeling Kerouac and others as possessing, in Trigilio's words, an "easy Easternness"; but Grace views it instead as evidence of Kerouac's intentional syncretism, and concludes that Kerouac's statement that he was most influenced by Mahayana Buddhism makes the most sense in light of his mystical, intuitive, and worldly leanings (149).
In Mahayana Buddhism (a form of Buddhism practiced in Vietnam, China, and Japan), nuns follow a vegan or lacto-vegetarian diet.
The sect, an offshoot of Mahayana Buddhism which believes in service and welfare of humanity, has nearly 250,000 followers worldwide.
This is in large part because Guanyin was the "epitome of love and compassion" (Olson 159) in Mahayana Buddhism.
Around the same time, with Mahayana Buddhism new to Tibet having been introduced through Nepal during the reign of Angshuvarma, demand was high for icons and sacred texts.
SGI-USA is an American Buddhist association that promotes peace and personal happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism.
It is in Advaita Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, and in the teachings attributed to the Jain master, Kundakunda (or Kundakundacharya) that one finds a strong articulation of the doctrine of the "two truths.
The Whiteheadian concepts of 'creativity' and 'process' are common to much eastern thinking (Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, Hua-yen Buddhism, the I-Ching, etc.
Mahayana Buddhism is practiced primarily by small groups of Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants.
The same can be said for Malcolm David Eckel's account of Hsuan-tsang's travels and his reconstruction of the meaning of tears for sixth- and seventh-century Mahayana Buddhism.
Predominant in Tibet, China, and Japan, Mahayana Buddhism is dedicated to the attainment of Enlightenment by all human beings, to which end, many Buddhist saints, though they have won Enlightenment, have selflessly deferred Nirvana and chosen to be reborn again and again to help others find "the Path.
In 1956 he went to India to study Hindi and Sanskrit as a state scholar, then continued to study Indian philosophy and Mahayana Buddhism in Varanasi University where he obtained an MA in Sanskrit in 1964 and a PhD in 1967.