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What are all the different branches of Buddhism?

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Asked by spandana k, 23 Jan '13 07:07 am
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Buddhism is generally classified into two main branches, Theravada and Mayahana. Vajrayana Buddhism is considered a third school by some, and a division of Mayahana by others. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism, and therefore the closest to early Buddhism. It is sometimes referred to as 'Hinayana' Buddhism, but that is considered pejorative by many, because it means 'lesser vehicle', in comparison to Mahayana, which means 'greater vehicle.'
Answered by LIPSIKA, 23 Jan '13 07:09 am

 
  
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Theravada and Mayahana.

Vajrayana Buddhism is considered a third school by some,

and a division of Mayahana by others.
Answered by anantharaman, 23 Jan '13 12:37 pm

 
  
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Two major branches of Buddhism are generally recognized: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle").
Answered by aflatoon, 23 Jan '13 09:44 am

 
  
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Buddhism has roughly two branches - Hinayana panthi & Mahayana Panthi
Answered by Pradipta pati, 23 Jan '13 07:39 am

 
  
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Theravada ("The School of the Elders )

Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle").

Vajrayana practiced mainly in Tibet and Mongolia, and adjacent parts of China and Russia
Answered by iqbal seth, 23 Jan '13 07:10 am

 
  
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