Shastra Quiz 34

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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.



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?

2 / 10

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

3 / 10

What is the definition of pratyakṣa jñāna in Nyāya?

4 / 10

What are the two types of pratyakṣa (perception)?

5 / 10

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

6 / 10

What is the meaning of the word apasiddhānta?

7 / 10

Is the guru Śrī Hari himself?

8 / 10

According to Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, what are the qualifications of a guru?

9 / 10

Why does Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī state that, when the word Kṛṣṇa is uttered in a mantra, as in the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, this sound attracts the attention of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Himself the very moment the first syllable is vibrated?

10 / 10

What would happen to one who chants the mahāmantra avoiding any offenses but without accepting a guru?

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