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 Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and influential of all the sutras or sacred scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, revered by almost all branches of the Mahayana teachings, and over many centuries the object of intense veneration among… Full Answer
Theravada and Mahayana. Within Mahayana, you find Zen Buddhism. Answer: Theravada ('way of the elders') is more similar to original Buddhism, whereas Mahayana ('greater vehicle') has an unknown origin.