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What happened to Buddhism after Buddha died?

A.it split into three main traditions
B.people stopped practicing Buddhism for a period of time
C.it did not spread beyond India
D.the Four Noble Truths became less important to its teachings
What tradition of Buddhism teaches that the best way to achieve nirvana is to become a monk or nun and spend all one’s time in meditation?

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A, however while there are three main traditions there are still many more denominations within those three sects (Theravadan – or hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana)

The second part – the answer is Theravadan. However they don’t spend all their timein meditation they put heavy emphasis on scriptural readings – Zen buddhism emphasizes spending all ones time in meditation.

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Answer 1: A (today’s Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana).

Answer 2: Closest is Theravada if answer is limited to the 3 traditions. Otherwise, (particular branch of) Zen is a better answer.

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A. And for the second question, Theravadan. But not really ALL one’s time in meditation…..

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Is this a homework assignment?

You should do your own work, but the answer to the first question I believe is A.