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Noun: Theravada  ,the-ru'vaa-du
  1. One of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia
    - Theravada Buddhism

Type of: Buddhism

Encyclopedia: Theravada