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In Ceylon, Burma and Thailand, where the Hinayana schools are prevalent, the form that is practiced is the Theravada division of the Hinayana Vaibhashika (Great Exposition) school. In Tibet, this Path of Individual Liberation is practiced by observance of monks' vows and the respective disciplines and precepts are taken from the Sarvastivada system, another branch of the Vaibhashika school. The difference is the 227 vows in the Theravadin and 253 monks' vows in the Sarvastivadin system. Other Theravadin practices, such as methods to generate meditative stabilization, set forth in Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosha (Treasury of Knowledge) and the 37 harmonies of enlightenment (a central part of Hinayana path structure) are also practiced in Tibetan Buddhism.

Stupa at Bodhgaya, India - site of Buddha's Enlightenment

The Mahayana doctrine spread to China, Japan, Korea, and some parts of Indochina. The main emphasis on the Path of the Bodhisattva is the generation of the altruistic mind of enlightenment, or the wish to attain full Buddhahood in order to be of more benefit to sentient beings. This aspiration is actualized in the practice of the six perfections. Tenets of this doctrine are expressed in the Heart Sutra and Lotus Sutra. The two schools of thought on the view of emptiness are Chittamatra (Mind Only) and Madhyamika (Middle Way). The Mahayana principles of compassion and wisdom as key elements on the path of enlightenment are complete in Tibetan Buddhism. (1)


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