Which among the following is / are correct statements regarding the basic differences between early Mahayana and Hinayana schools of Buddhism?
1. Mahayana believed in worship of Buddha idols, Hinayana generally disliked Idol worship
2. Language of Mahayana was predominantly Sanskrit. Language of Hinayana was predominantly Pali
3. Ultimate aim of life in Mahayana was Nirvana, Ultimate aim of Hinayana was spiritual upliftment
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Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

The first two statements arc correct. In the third statement, it was Hinayana whose ultimate aim of life was Nirvana.

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