"The historical Buddha Shakyamuni had disciples of many different capacities. Although he actually taught one single way to enlightenment, different parts of his teachings were taken as vehicles according to the capacities of his disciples. Basically, one can subdivide all of the Buddha’s teachings into the two vehicles of Sutra and Tantra. Sutra is also called «the causal vehicle,» because one builds up the causes for enlightenment. In Tantra, «the vehicle of fruition,» one identifies with the fruit, or the different aspects of enlightenment."
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