Synonyms of hinayana


1. Hinayana, Buddhism

usage: a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts

2. Hinayana, Hinayana Buddhism, Theravada, Theravada Buddhism

usage: an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia

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