Termo

Tibetano:

ཐེག་པ་གསུམ་

theg pa gsum

Sânscrito:

triyāna

Português:

três veículos

English:

three vehicles

The vehicles of śrāvakas, pratyekabuddhas, and bodhisattvas. According to the Hīnayāna point of view, it is asserted that these three vehicles are final paths and correspond to three definite types of beings. By contrast, the Mahāyāna teaches that the three vehicles correspond to what is merely a temporary orientation and that in the last analysis there is only one vehicle leading to buddhahood. This means that, after accomplishing the fruit of their path, which is not, as they believe, final, the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas are at length roused from the peace of their nirvāṇa and enter the Mahāyāna . They then follow the bodhisattva path and attain buddhahood. [TPQ]

The vehicles of the Shravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, and Bodhisattvas. [NLF 2005][ZT 2006]