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|+||'''Basic [[Vehicle]]''' (Skt. ''Hīnayāna''; Tib. [[ཐེག་དམན་]], [[Wyl.]] ''theg dman'') — literally the 'Lesser Vehicle', but perhaps more accurately understood as 'Vehicle of Lesser Result'. What principally distinguishes followers of the Hinayana from those of the Great Vehicle (Skt. ''[[Mahayana]]''; [[Wyl.]] ''theg chen'') is their motivation. They aspire for the personal liberation of [[nirvana]], and lack the courage to pursue the greater fruition of the Mahayana—this being the [[enlightenment]] of all [[sentient beings]].|
|+||It comprises both the ''[[shravaka yana|Shravakayana]]'' (Skt.) or vehicle of [[shravaka]]s and the ''[[pratyekabuddha yana|Pratyekabuddhayana]]'' (Skt.) or vehicle of [[pratyekabuddha]]s.|