Mahayana

Tibetan: ཐེག་ཆེན  (theg chen)   Chinese: 大乘佛教

Mahayana means great vehicle of mind, the aspiration to attain buddhahood, find liberation from suffering for the benefits for all beings.

Two main branches within Mahayana are Madhyamika and Cittamatra.

Classical texts for Mahayana include Avatamsaka Sutra, Prajnaparamita Sutra and treatises by Nagarjuna and Asanga.


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Synonyms/Additional Terms:
ཐེག་ཆེན, 大乘, Great Vehicle

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