Shastra Quiz 46

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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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How do the material guṇas relate to each other and interact in their movement?

2 / 10

Which of the following statements accurately describes the effects of the tamo-guṇa?

3 / 10

What is the result of a heart dominated by the guṇas of rajas and tamas?

4 / 10

What is the fundamental cause underlying the mind's inability to apprehend the pure self or Brahman?

5 / 10

What is the destination of individuals based on their guṇas?

6 / 10

What is the fundamental difference between the Gītā passages that treat the subject of the guṇas and the corresponding verses in the Bhāgavata?

7 / 10

What is pradhāna?

8 / 10

What distinguishes Brahman from the guṇas of passion and ignorance?

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What are the four ways in which the one Brahman manifests according to Advaitavāda, by the influence of different upādhis?

10 / 10

What is brāhmaṇa initiation?

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    We can’t know our father because we did not exist at the time of conception. We can’t know our mother because we have no awareness at the time of birth. Yet we accept them with full faith. Similarly, we can’t know God, but we should accept on the authority of sastra, and holy people.

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