Shastra Quiz 15

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This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gauḍīya philosophy properly.

 

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Jnana or knowledge related to bhakti is also part of bhakti. In fact, hearing, which includes studying shastra, is the first limb of bhakti. Learning, followed by consolidating and then testing our knowledge in the form of a quiz is a fun and effective way to help us retain information.

This quiz is in multiple-choice questions format. (MCQs). If you see the response that you anticipated simply click on it. The quiz will immediately show which answers are correct or incorrect so we can learn as we go.

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What is the meaning of pramāṇa?

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Which are the three most important pramāṇas in Indian philosophy and theology?

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What are the two types of pratyakṣa (perception)?

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Why is pratyakṣa (perception) not a consistently reliable means of acquiring valid knowledge?

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In his book Sarva-saṁvādinī, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī makes two divisions of pratyakṣa, namely?

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What is the definition of pratyakṣa jñāna in Nyāya?

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The first Puruṣa (Mahāviṣṇu, or Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu) is an expansion of which person in the catur-vyūha?

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Which of the following is not an actual form of Viṣṇu but only imagined as such for the sake of meditation?

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What is Ābhāsa-vāda?

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What does the word apasiddhānta mean?

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