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Which of the following Buddhist doctrines was/were taught in the Nalanda University?
1. Theravada
2. Mahayana
3. Vajrayana
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A.
1 only
B.
1 and 2 only
C.
2 and 3 only
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
Nalanda university was one of the most famous ancient universities, which drew people from all across the parts of South East Asia, China etc. In Nalanda University, all the three form of Buddhist doctrines were taught to the students with a strict entrance examination for students.
Theravada: Theravada, meaning the “Doctrine of the Elders,” is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka.
Mahayana: also known as the “great vehicle”. They believed in the original teaching of Buddha without making any interpretations to it.
Vajrayana: They made Buddhism tantracised by inclusion of Tara with Bodhisattvas

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