A Historical Study of the Terms Hinayana and Mahayana and the Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Ryukan Kimura
University of Calcutta
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The main book is divided into two parts. The first part is mainly devoted to a full discussion of the terms Hinayana and Mahayana from various points of view. In the second part the different applications of the terms Hinayana and Mahayana in the two periods of the making of Mahayana Buddhism and of Mahayana teachers are discussed.