Consider the following statements with respect to Buddhism:

  1. Buddism denied moksha and beleived in nirvana to get rid of birth and death
  2. Third Buddhist council was held in Patliputra under patronage of Ashoka
  3. Sutta pitaka (one of tripitika) consists of rules and regulations for those who joined monastic order and sangha

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 1 and 2 Only

Third statement is incorrect because sutta pitika consists of teachings of Buddha and a few of his closest disciples. Vinay Pitika consists of rules and regulation of conduct governing the daily affairs for sangha.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module