The split of Buddhist schools! Theravada and Mahayana

Buddhism, the fourth largest religion in the world spread mainly across the Asian continent, got split into two due to the diversity in the location of the presence of religion, due to this emerged two different teachings of Buddhism, although having same roots of origin, Mahayana vs theravada, have the following differences :


Location- the dharma of Buddhism is spread all across Asia, but if we look individually at the categories of this religion, they are both spread in different regions of the Asian continent, like Mahayana is spread mainly in China, India, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia but on the second side, Theravada is spread in Southeast Asian countries like Laos, and Myanmar .


Suttas: when we put Theravada vs Mahayana, in accordance to time, we see that Theravada is an older category so the schools based on it teach in Pali canon because it is an older language but Mahayana schools teach in Sanskrit as it is a newer language.
Ritual: although, Buddhism is one mind dharma, Mahayana follows more rituals than the Theravada.Both schools chant and, but Theravada is less ritualistic in practice also Mahayana temples are much more ornate than the Theravada temples usually are.

Monstrous code: Theravada monks eat what is offered and they usually take one meal per day and spend rest of the time in meditation while Mahayana monks are not usually vegetarian, they also sometimes take more than one meal a day and are much more socialist than the Mahayana monks

After reading the differences between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism, you might be wondering there must be some conflicts in the society, but that does not happen usually because the religion itself has its roots in meditation and peace, so it's just simply two different schools giving the same message in different manners.

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