This is an interesting question. The Buddha did not teach that there is a Buddha nature, possibly because of this very question. Later on, in Mahayana Buddhism, the concept of Buddha nature was invented.
in Theravada Buddhism Buddha is a great teacher not a god ,you have to follow the 8fold path to be enlightened in Mahayana Buddha is a god who came to save the people if the 8fold path is to hard… Full Answer
The video is a study of Zen Buddhism and compares it to the only remaining school from the time of Buddha, Therevada. It asks the question whether the Buddha in Japan would recognize the Buddha in original times. That Buddha… Full Answer
They are Theravada and Mahayana. Theravada is closest to the Buddhism that the Buddha taught with very few embellishments. It is called "The Doctrine of the Elders". Mahayana Buddhism uses the same basic set of teachings from The Buddha but… Full Answer
Theravada and Mahayana. Thereaveda is called the "teachings of the Elders" and is the most closest to the original teachings of the Buddha. Mahayana incorporates teachings from later Buddhas and Bodhisattvas into the Buddhas teachings.
Buddha is the main figure. 'Siddhartha Gautama' is known as the Buddha. There are 3 branches of Buddhism. Theravada, Mahayana and Vajaryana. In Tibet the Dalai Lama is only a Head Lama and not 'Buddha'. Also the statues in restaurants… Full Answer
Theravada is the only remaining school of Hinayana ('small vehicle') Buddhism which only follows the original Pali Canon of Buddhist teachings. These teachings are the closest we have to the actual words of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. It is… Full Answer
Both branches of Buddhism agree on the basic teachings of the Buddha. However, the Mahayana believes that the Buddha had an additional body of teachings. More specifically, Theravada Buddhism teaches that the best way to help both others and oneself… Full Answer
If you mean the Theravada school, the Mahayana school and the Vajrayana school; they have almost identical views on most issues related to the teaching of the Buddha. In essence they differ in the methods they use and interpretation of… Full Answer