On the Vibhajjavādins: The Mahiṃsāsaka, Dhammaguttaka, Kassapiya and Tambapaṇṇiya branches of the Ancient Theriyas
By L. S. Cousins
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a third century CE inscription [is dedicated] ‘to the Theriya teachers, followers of the Vibhajjavāda, bringers of the faith to the Kashmiri, Gandhāran, Bactrian and Vanavāsan peoples and to the island of Ceylon, dwellers in the Mahāvihāra’
A reevaluation of the Indian lineage behind the Theravāda.