Shastra Quiz 5

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gaudiya 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 Tantra in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism?

2 / 10

In the Gauḍīya sampradāya, which of the following is true about Śiva tattva?

3 / 10

When it is said that it is an offense to distinguish between the name of Śiva and Viṣṇu, what does it mean?

4 / 10

Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu is the Paramātmā for?

5 / 10

Which Paramātmā is the source of all the avatāras?

6 / 10

What is the purpose of the law of kārma?

7 / 10

What are Kṛṣṇa’s sakhās (friends) in Goloka called?

8 / 10

What does “sac-cid-ānanda” mean when it is applied to jīva?

9 / 10

If the punishment inflicted on the jīvas is for their ultimate good, why are they allowed to enjoy in this world and not just suffer constantly so that they would have no choice but to surrender?

10 / 10

According to Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, what is the very first step in bhakti?

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Comments ( 3 )
  1. Vic DiCara

    I have two questions, please.

    1) Is Kundalini a valid part of shakta-tantra?

    2) When sat-cit-ānanda is explained as “not inert and not truly troubled” it seems this accounts only for cit and ānanda. What is the meaning of sat? “not unreal”?

    If this is the meaning, why are the words direct and not indirect. The English translations are indirect (maybe “negations” is the more correct word for it “NOT inert”, “NOT miserable”). The sanskrit words do not seem to be anācit-annirānand (or something, I am just guessing at actual Sanskrit).

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