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Sutrayana
(tib.: do kyi theg pa) Path of Sutra which is based on the sutras of Buddha Shakyamuni. It is divided in three types:
- The Hearer Vehicle (Shravakayana) - belonging to Hinayana. Practitioners motivation is renunciation of samsara and they strive to reach Nirvana. They do so by listening to the teachings and contemplating them. 
- The Solitary Realizer Vehicle (Pratyekabuddhayana) - belonging to Hinayana. Practitioners motivation is renunciation and they strive to reach Nirvana. They prefer to live in solitary places alone or in small groups and have no teacher in this life (but they had teachers in previous lives). 
- The Perfection Vehicle (Paramitayana) - first of the two Mahayana paths (the second one is Vajrayana or Mantrayana). Practitioners strive to attain Buddhahood to help all beings.

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"Realize that the nature of your mind is different from that of the flesh and bone of your physical body. Your mind is like a mirror, reflecting everything without discrimination. If you have understanding-wisdom, you can control the kind of reflection that you allow into the mirror of your mind."
- Lama Yeshe

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