ᱛᱷᱮᱨᱚᱵᱟᱫᱽ (/ˌtɛrəˈvɑːdə/) ᱫᱚ ᱦᱩᱭᱩᱜ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱵᱩᱫᱽᱫᱷᱤᱡᱤᱢ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱢᱟᱨᱮ ᱟᱥᱲᱟ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱛᱤ ᱢᱟᱱᱟᱣᱟᱱ ᱟᱱ ᱧᱩᱛᱩᱢ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ᱾ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱫᱚ ᱜᱚᱣᱛᱚᱢ ᱵᱩᱫᱽᱫᱷᱚ ᱣᱟᱜ ᱪᱮᱪᱮᱫ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱩᱫᱽᱫᱷᱚ ᱫᱷᱚᱨᱚᱢ ᱨᱟᱠᱷᱟ ᱫᱚᱦᱚ ᱟᱠᱟᱫᱼᱟᱭ ᱯᱟᱞᱤ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ ᱛᱮ ᱵᱟᱨ ᱢᱤᱞᱤᱱᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱛᱤ᱾
ᱥᱟ.ᱠᱷᱭᱟ.ᱛ[ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ | ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]
- Reynolds, Frank E.; Kitagawa, Joseph M.; Nakamura, Hajime; Lopez, Donald S.; Tucci, Giuseppe (2018), "Theravada", britannica.com, Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Theravada (Pali: "Way of the Elders"; Sanskrit, Sthaviravada) emerged as one of the Hinayana (Sanskrit: "Lesser Vehicle") schools, traditionally numbered at 18, of early Buddhism. The Theravadins trace their lineage to the Sthaviravada school, one of the two major schools (the Mahasanghika was the other) that supposedly formed in the wake of the Council of Vaishali (now in Bihar state) held some 100 years after the Buddha's death. Employing Pali as their sacred language, the Theravadins preserved their version of the Buddha's teaching in the Tipitaka ("Three Baskets").
- Gyatso, Tenzin (2005), Bodhi, Bhikkhu (ed.), In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, Somerville, Massachusetts: Wisdom Publications, p. ix, ISBN 978-0-86171-491-9