Q: 59 (IAS/2019)

Consider the following:
1. Deification of the Buddha
2. Treading the path of Bodhisattvas
3. Image worship and rituals
Which of the above is/are the feature/ features of Mahayana Buddhism?
With reference to the cultural history of India, which one of the following is the correct description of the term ‘paramitas’? (a) The earliest Dharmashastra texts written in aphoristic (sutra) style. (b) Philosophical schools that did not accept the authority of Vedas. (c) Perfections whose attainment led to the Bodhisattva path (d) Powerful merchant guilds of early medieval south India.