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Theravada  Term Image (Theravada ) Script Image
(Language:  Pali)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: "The Teachings (or "way" ) of the Elders."
Long Description: an early form of Indian Buddhism translated as "The Teachings (or "way") of the Elders." As a historical religious tradition, it was formed soon after the death of the Sakyamuni Buddha. (This form of Buddhism is still practiced in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Laos, and Cambodia.)
Source(s): The Laughing Buddha of Tofukuji: The Life of Zen Master Keido Fukushima , by Ishwar C. Harris
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms