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Mahayana Buddhism- The Greater Vehicle

Mahayana Buddhism: Up to the early Christian century, Buddhism underwent the phase of metamorphosis. It came to be divided between two major sub-sects- the Lesser Vehicle and the Greater Vehicle. In fact, the greater vehicle or Mahayana subsect originated from Mahasanghikas which got separated from Asthaviravadin sect in the second Buddhist council at Vaishali. Later in …