Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 31

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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Why does God create the world?

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Where does the drive for happiness come from?

3 / 10

The word “ānanda” can generally indicate which of the following types of happiness?

4 / 10

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

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What is the difference between the happiness and distress experienced by devotees and non-devotees?

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What is the purpose of the law of kārma?

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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?

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If the material world and objects are all composed of the guṇas, then how does one prevent oneself from being affected by karma?

9 / 10

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

10 / 10

Which of the following are a sign of spiritual progress?

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