The Hinayana sect of Buddhism:
1. follows the doctrine of elders and believes in Bodhisattvas
2. was patronized by Asoka
3. used Pali Language for canonical works
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
Followers of Hinayana don’t believe in Idol Worship and try to attain individual salvation through self discipline and meditation. So there is no place for idol worship in Hinayana , so no question of Boddhisatvas. In Mahayana, both Buddha’s idols as well as Bodhisattvas are venerated.
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