Consider the following statements:
1. Madhyamika school of philosophy was one of the two schools that developed under Mahayana, other being Yogachara
2. Nagarjuna was an important philosopher of the Madhyamika school.
3. Nagarjuna was contemporary of Kanishka

Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The Mahayana was gradually spread into China via Central Asia, Korea and Japan; and it developed two schools of philosophy-Madhyamika and Yogachara. Nagarjuna, who was contemporary of Kanishka, was an important philosopher of the Madhyamika school.

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