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Because bodhisattvas are able to practice

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being a helper and empathetic person. Because Bodhisattvas are able to practice  immaculately and purely, they help others and become trained at the same time (Trungpa  87).  By doing this Bodhisattvas are able to attain enlightenment and help others attain  enlightenment as well.  Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism originated from the same place and base  their core beliefs off of the teachings of Buddha but they also differ in several ways. Both forms of Buddhism however emphasize finding inner peace and ending suffering  throughout one’s lifetime. Ultimately choosing between Theravada and Mahayana  depends on an individual’s preferences regarding reaching enlightenment individually or  through helping other people.  Works Cited
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  • Fall '16
  • Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism

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