Five Vehicles: 1 definition


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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryPancayana in Sanskrit. The Five Vehicles conveying the karma reward which differs according to the vehicle: 1 Human Vehicle - rebirth among human conveyed by observing the Five Commandments (Five Precepts) 2 Deva Vehicle - among the devas by the Ten Forms of Good Actions (Ten Wholesomeness) 3 "Sound Hearing" Arhat - among the sravakas by the Four Noble Truths 4 "Enlightened by Conditions" Arhat - among the pratyeka buddhas by the Twelve Nidanas 5 Bodhisattva - among the Bodhisattvas by the Six Paramita

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