Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 41

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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People in the lower guṇas have a natural affinity for, or faith in, the worship of lesser deities. This is called svabhāvajā śraddhā, or faith born of nature. In the seventh chapter of Bhagavad Gītā, Kṛṣṇa says that He strengthens the faith of such people. Why?

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According to Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, what is the difference between Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān?

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What is the Gauḍīya interpretation of Vidhūta-bheda-moha (free from the delusion of duality)?

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What does "Become divine in order to worship the Divine" mean?

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What is the meaning of the prefix "pra" in the phrase "projjhita-kaitava," according to Śrīdhara Svāmī's commentary on SB1.1.2?

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Why are the words "oṁ" and "atha" considered auspicious?

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In Bhagavad Gītā Śrī Kṛṣṇa says, “I reveal Myself to all who surrender unto Me, exactly in accordance with the essential nature of their surrender.” In what way does He reveal Himself to those who surrender to Him?

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What does the word vibhu indicate about the Absolute?

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Which of the following statements about Brahman is true?

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What is vidvat-sannyāsa?

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