References about: “Therevada VS Mahayanas”
Theravada literally means, “the Teaching of the Elders” or “the Ancient Teaching”, is the oldest surviving Buddhist school.
Mahāyāna, literally the “Great Vehicle”) is one of the two main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice, originated in India. [wiki]
- A question asked by many people is What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism?
- Differences Between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
- This excellent chart from Buddhanet.net provides a clear and concise description of the differences between Theravada and Mahayana on all major points within Buddhism.
- Common ground between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
- Another excellent link from Buddhanet.net that provides a list of the major similarities between the two Buddhist traditions.
Popular Theravada sites
Popular Mahayana sites
- Tibetan Buddhism – Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
- Mahayana Buddhist Sutras In English
- Mahayana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- BuddhaNet’s Buddhist eBook Library: General Buddhism, Meditation, Theravada and Mahayana Texts, History and Art.
- The Berzin Archives: Home Page