Q: 86 (IAS/1997)

In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known as
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.
question_subject: 
History
question_year: 
1997
question_exam: 
IAS
question_sub_subject: 
Ancient History
question_topic: 
Buddhism/Jainism
stats: 
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