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  • “The hinayana is the simplest vehicle of salvation, corresponding to the first of the three degrees of saintship.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • "The hinayana is the simplest vehicle of salvation, corresponding to the first of the three degrees of saintship.

    A Record of Buddhistic kingdoms: being an account by the Chinese monk Fa-hsien of travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in search of the Buddhist books of discipline

  • From the hinayana [the foundation schools of Buddhism] point of view, cessation means being able to prevent problems or use them up.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2009 » April

  • According to the hinayana teachings, the fundamental teachings, you have to be very practical: you are going to do something about suffering.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2009 » June

  • Here they stayed for about a month, and then proceeded on their journey, fifteen days walking to the north-west bringing them to the country of Woo-e. 8 In this also there were more than four thousand monks, all students of the hinayana.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • By the side of the tope of Asoka, there has been made a mahayana monastery, very grand and beautiful; there is also a hinayana one; the two together containing six or seven hundred monks.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • Fa-hien stayed at the Dragon vihara till after the summer retreat,1 and then, travelling to the south-east for seven yojanas, he arrived at the city of Kanyakubja,2 lying along the Ganges. 3 There are two monasteries in it, the inmates of which are students of the hinayana.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • There is also a tooth of Buddha, for which the people have reared a tope, connected with which there are more than a thousand monks and their disciples,5 all students of the hinayana.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • Law, and there might be in the country more than four thousand monks,3 who were all students of the hinayana. 4 The common people of this and other kingdoms (in that region), as well as the sramans,5 all practise the rules of India,6 only that the latter do so more exactly, and the former more loosely.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • At this place the monks and nuns may be a thousand, who all receive their food from the common store, and pursue their studies, some of the mahayana and some of the hinayana.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

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