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 Ekayana (Sanskrit: एकयान, IAST: eka + yāna ; Tibetan: ཐེག་པ་གཅིག་པ་; tekpa chikpa ; Wylie: theg pa gcig pa ; Chinese: 一乘, pinyin: yīshèng) = the single vehicle or “one vehicle” tradition in Mahayana Buddhism; the doctrinal position that states that there are in fact not three vehicles (Shravakayana, Pratyekabuddhayana and Bodhisattvayana) but only one teaching, and the other vehicles are the skillful means to attract people to the one Buddha Vehicle. The one vehicle doctrine is a key theme in seminal Mahayana scriptures as the Prajñaparamita Sutra, the Flower Ornament Sutra, and the Shrimaladevi Simhanada Sutra, but is most forcefully articulated in the Lotus Sutra which states in its Chapter on Skillful Means that “there is only the Dharma of the one vehicle, not two, and not three”. When Buddhism came to China, Chinese Buddhist teachers faced the problem of sorting through the vast diversity of Buddhist texts to find the core of Buddhist teaching. They solved this problem by taking up one or more of the Ekayana Sutras as central to the understanding of the diversity of Buddhism, and the Ekayana doctrine remains central to the Chinese acculturation and acceptance of Buddhism.
• see also: Hinayana (the Lesser Vehicle) ; Mahayana (the Great Vehicle) ; Shravakayana (the Vehicle of the Shravakas) ; Theravada (the School of the Elders) ; Vajrayana (the Diamond Vehicle) ; yana (vehicle or method)
• external links: wikipedia / Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

 ema datshi (Dzongkha: ཨེ་མ་དར་ཚིལ་, éma dartsil; Wylie (reconstructed): e ma dar tshil) = the Bhutanese national dish, made of chilli peppers and cheese.
• external links: wikipedia

≫ Emeishan (Chinese: 峨眉山; pinyin: Éméi shān) = Mount Emei, a 3,099-metre-tall (10,167 ft) mountain in Sichuan Province, China, about 2 hours’ drive from Chengdu. It is the highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, and is traditionally regarded as the bodhimanda, or place of enlightenment, of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.
• see also: Omeishan (alternative pronunciation); Samantabhadra (bodhisattva) ; Sida Mingshan (The Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China) ; Wutaishan (bodhimanda of Mañjushri)
* external links: wikipedia

 evam (Sanskrit: एवम्, IAST: evam) = thus, in this way, in such a manner, such.
• external links: wiktionary


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