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Mahayana Buddhists, like Theravadans, recognize the Pali Canon as sacred scripture, they also recognize many sutras (sutras in Pali) written later in Sanskrit. It outlines the practice for healing oneself and others. Bodhi became a higher attainment that eradicates delusion entirely. [86] Thus, the Arahant attains Nirvana but not Bodhi, thus still being subject to delusion, while the Buddha attains Bodhi.[ dubious – discuss ] The method of self-exertion or "self-power" – without reliance on an external force or being – stands in contrast to another major form of Buddhism, Pure Land, which is characterised by utmost trust in the salvific "other-power" of Amitabha Buddha.

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