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Theravada

(tib.: ne ten ma wa) The Doctrine of the Elders. It is the only one of the early schools of Hinayana Buddhism to have survived into the present; currently the dominant form of Buddhism in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Burma. Today Theravada Buddhists number over 100 million worldwide. The main focus of Theravada teachings is on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path with the main aim to reach Nirvana for oneself.

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"Like me, the countless living beings have been wandering in cyclic existence. Many times they have been a parent to me and shone radiant kindness upon me. How unworthy not to respond to their sorrow. For the sake of all living beings we must strive in the practices bringing Enlightenment."
- 1st Dalai Lama

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