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With reference to the cultural history of India, which one of the following is the correct description of the term “paramitas”

With reference to the cultural history of India, which one of the following is the correct description of the term :paramitas:?(2020)

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.

Answer :C

The word paramita means ‘perfection’ or ‘completeness’. The Mahayana Buddhist texts contain many references to six paramitas (or perfections) of the character and understanding (here, ‘understanding’ refers to intellect).


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