Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 24

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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After renouncing his kingdom and taking a vow to fast until death on the bank of the Ganges, what did Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquire of the great sages who assembled there?

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The Vedas contain statements declaring both the difference and the nondifference between Brahman and the jīva. How can these seemingly contradictory views be reconciled?

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What is ahi-kuṇḍala-nyāya?

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According to the Kūrma Purāṇa, who is called a upakurvāṇa-brahmacārī?

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What is philosophy of Vivartavāda?

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Why is Śrī Kṛṣṇa's body called Śabdabrahman?

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What is māyika-līlā?

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According to Viṣṇu Purāṇa 6.7.47 Absolute Reality manifests in which of the following ways?

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If the para-mūrti of Bhagavān is eternal, then why are there are statements in the Padma Purāṇa (6.227.7) such as, “bṛhac-charīro’bhivimāna-rūpo” (The Lord accepted a form)?

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What is a Bhāṣya?

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