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Thread: The concept of bodhicitta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowmelt
    the conclusion that the Buddha himself was Hinayana
    This make sense, I agree with this conclusion...




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    It's worth remembering that the word "Hinayana" is a pejorative term for Theravadins and implies 'inferior' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D
    It's worth remembering that the word "Hinayana" is a pejorative term for Theravadins and implies 'inferior'.
    Yes. I was surprised to find when I looked it up again that the definition seems to have become even more insulting: Wikipedia now includes "deficient" and "defective" in its definitions.

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    I just took another peek and found this:

    The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary (1921-25) defines hīna in even stronger terms, with a semantic field that includes "poor, miserable; vile, base, abject, contemptible," and "despicable."

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