Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 35

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.

1 / 10

The ātmā is ?

2 / 10

Which potency of Bhagavān upholds the existence of the individual ātmās and prakṛti?

3 / 10

Which of the following statements about a jīva is correct?

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Ātmā is said to be conscious by nature and self-luminous (jñāna svarūpa and svayam prakāśa). But when it identifies with a particular body, it is darkened by ignorance. What happens to its quality of self-luminosity?

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What is the cause of the jīva’s misidentification with the body?

6 / 10

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

7 / 10

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

8 / 10

Why does no one fall to material world from Vaikuṇṭha?

9 / 10

Why do devotees sometimes lose sight of their original desire for bhakti?

10 / 10

What does Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī state as the means of actualizing Kṛṣṇa prema-bhakti?

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