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What are the two types of Buddhism?

They are Mahayana and Theravada Theravada was a school, the main 2 are Mahayana and Vajrayana, then Nagarjuna. The original Buddhism from the Buddha was Hinayana.

What are the divisions within Buddhism?

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.

Who are mahayana and theravada?

Different schools of Buddhism. Theravada means 'way of the elders', and is evolved from the original form of Buddhism. Mahayana means 'the greater vehicle', and has an unknown origin.