UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Buddhist Councils?
    1. The First Buddhist Council was held under the King Kalasoka, under which the followers were divided into Theravadins and Sthavirmadins.
    2. The Second General Council meeting was held at Vaishali (Bihar), under the Chairmanship of Sabakarni.
    3. It was in the Fourth Buddhist Council, that the third part of the Tripitaka, dealing with psychology and the Buddhist Philosophy, was coded in Pali.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  Only 1            

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  Only 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The First Buddhist Council was held under the King Ajatashatru, in which the disciple Upali recited the first part of the Tripitaka. The division of the followers into Sthavirmadins and Mahasanghikas took place in the Second Buddhist Council. The coding of the third part of the Tripitaka took place in the Third Buddhist Council.

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