Synonyms
Etymology

1. Theravada

noun. one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia.

Synonyms

  • Hinayana
  • Hinayana Buddhism
  • Buddhism

Etymology

  • थेरवाद (Pali)
  • स्थविरवाद (Sanskrit)

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