Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 21

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 nirañjana-jñāna in the following verse of the Bhāgavata (SB 1.5.12)?

naiṣkarmyam apy acyuta-bhāva-varjitaṁ na śobhate jñānam alaṁ nirañjanam kutaḥ punaḥ śaśvad abhadram īśvare na cārpitaṁ karma yad apy akāraṇam

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

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What is Parokṣa-vāda?

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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?

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According to Sanskrit grammarians, what are four types of results of action (kriyā-phala)?

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What is tripāda-vibhūti?

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Beyond the heavenly planets (Svarloka) are four planetary systems, Maharloka, Janaloka, Tapoloka and Satyaloka. Which of these represents kṣema, or auspiciousness?

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In Vedāntic logic, an object is considered nondual if it is free of which kind of difference?

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Why does Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī define the Absolute Reality (tattva) as nondual consciousness (jñānam advayam)?

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Who is a Nirgranthāḥ?

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