Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism was a development upon the foundation of Theravada Buddhism. It began perhaps as early as the 1st century CE.

There are a vast number of Mahayana Sutras. Generally, there is a focus on the path of the Bodhisattva, one who, out of compassion, delays their own enlightenment until such time as all other senient beings in the universe other than themselves have attained enlightenment first.

At one point in Buddhist Books Podcast, Edward began reading the Lotus Sutra, but opted to order Tipitaka and read that first. The plan is to finish reading the Lotus Sutra, and many other Mahayana Sutras, after finishing the Tipitaka and "Milindapañha."

In the meantime, there are a few special episodes where aspects of Mahayana Buddhism are the primary focus:

"Xuan Zang"
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Śūraṅgama Sūtra
Volume 8

The Lotus Sutra

Buddhist Books Podcast