Shastra Quiz 19

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 are the two categories that māyā can be subdivided into based on her functions?

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When we perceive an object with our senses, the process of perception itself produces a change in our mental state (vṛtti). Since the mind is material and is subject to transformation, how can it perceive either the pure self or Brahman, which are free from transformation?

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What is kāraṇa-guṇa-prakrama-nyāya?

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What is pratīkopāsanā?

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Why is the Sāma Veda considered supreme among the Vedas?

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By what name is the bahiraṅga potency of Bhagavān also known?

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The bahiraṅga potency of Bhagavān has two parts; namely?

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According to the Uttara-khaṇḍa of Padma Purāṇa, which of the following is a synonym for Vaikuṇṭha?

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Why is Śrī Nārāyaṇa called turīya?

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Why is hearing about elevated devotees of Bhagavān even more nourishing to bhakti than hearing about Bhagavān Himself?

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  1. Saulius Banys

    Thank you for the quiz.

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    Satyanarayana Dasa
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    The reality has to be experienced. The process first is to hear and then to study. You need a teacher and sastra. After hearing, there is reflection. This is where logic comes in. You use your logic to understand. You have to use logic to understand what is being described here. Reflection means you raise doubts, questions. It does not mean that you refute what is being said, but you try to understand.

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