Hinayana Buddhism

Hinayana Buddhism documents the distinction between opinions and arguments and emerged in the split of Buddhism into two sections of thought known as Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism. Hinayana Buddhism involves more the concept of the four virtues and the eightfold path, which is primarily a philosophy of the rules of ethical behavior. For these Buddhists, the worship of the gods was secondary.

Mahayana Buddhism

Early Buddhism emphasized that the goal of every individual has been to seek freedom from the chain of rebirth, thus freeing oneself from all earthly suffering and death. The word that describes this goal was the expression ‘nirvana’. Although there were many different philosophical schools, in Mahayana Buddhism the religion is the direct heritage of the monastery with its subordinate monks and a secular community.

The faithful were encouraged to deep meditation and self-examination. Each individual has sought his own Nirvana, which in Mahayana Buddhism is called ‘Boddhisatwa’ and means who attains the highest enlightenment for the welfare of others and emphasizes his practices of the six Parmita (Dana, Sila, Kshanti, Birya, Dhyana, Prahna). The function of the Boddhisatwa was to postpone his own final leap into nirvana in order to remain in the sentient residual being, which is without suffering. This form of Buddhism is called Mahayana (the Great Way) or the Boddhisatawayana.
The goal of Mahayana is the modified method of attaining Buddhahood. Buddhism has changed through Mahayana to be based on the Old Trust belief system, in which through meditative practice, as a dedication to a Boddhisatwa, is considered an equally valid way to attain Buddhahood. To achieve this goal was now characterized as the state of Tatatha, emptiness and duality.

Vajrayana Buddhism

Vajra means ‘diamond’ in the tantric tradition, because the diamond expresses indestructibility, as well as the physical ability to cut through all substances. Vajrayana Buddhism constituted the last great stage in the development of Buddhism