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Theravada Buddhism

“Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still a bodhisatta, not yet fully enlightened, it occurred to me: ‘Alas, this world has fallen into trouble, in that it is born, ages, and dies, it passes away and is reborn, yet it does not understand the escape from this suffering [headed by] aging-and-death. When now will an escape be discerned from this suffering [headed by] aging-and-death?’ “Then, bhikkhus, it occurred to me: ‘When what exists does aging-and-death come to be? By…

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from About.com Religion & Spirituality

Theravada Buddhism: A Brief Introduction to Its History and Teachings

Here is an introduction to Theravada, the oldest school of Buddhism, briefly explaining its origins and what makes it distinctive from Mahayana Buddhism.

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