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RLG feb 612 y Mahayana canon isnt ever really closed o in east asia u c this sect of buddhism o Places emphasis on the leity they think they have greater ability o They think that living a in a monastic community that one can reach enlightenment o They think that arhant is to narrow and that the ideal of enlightenment is to help the individual and others they think that its to self centred o BodhisattvaOne who work to achieve enlightenment like the buhhda through sacrifice When hes about to reach enlightenment he stops and chooses to continue to work in the world for the welfare of others in community y He refuses to accept the tranquility of enlightenment until he can bring everyone else into enlightenmentThis becomes the ideal of their way of reaching enlightenmentThey take a bodhisattva vow that they will not accept nirvana until it is collectively achieved with othersThey achieve enlightenment by themselves o Concept of BuddhaFSThe three body doctrine y 1 Phenomenal body o Refers to historical Buddha y 2 Body of blissFS o Its an understanding that the Buddha out of compassion creates realms of existing
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