Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 42

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.

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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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In the vadanti tat verse, Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī explains that Absolute Reality is referred to by three names — Brahman, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān. According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, these three different nomenclatures signify:

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In the vadanti tat verse, the specific order of the three names given — Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān, implies that Paramātmā is a realization of the Absolute superior to Brahman, and that Bhagavān is the ultimate stage of realization.

One may object that since Brahman is mentioned first, it should be considered superior to Paramātmā and so on. Which response best refutes the objection regarding the specific order of the three names Brahman, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān?

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Every substance, dravya, has three aspects: its state as an unqualified object (viśeṣya), its qualifying attributes (viśeṣaṇa), and the same object qualified with its attributes (viśiṣṭa).

In the phrase 'white cow', what does the term 'cow' stand for?

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Why is the understanding of the unqualified object (viśeṣya), its qualifying attributes (viśeṣaṇa), and the same object qualified with its attributes (viśiṣṭa) important to understand Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān?

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What is the term for the potency by which a word conveys its meaning in Sanskrit literature?

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In the context of Sanskrit literature, the vṛttis of all words can be divided into which of the following three groups?

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Why do most learned Sanskrit scholars use vyañjanā-vṛtti in their writings?

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How does understanding the various types of vṛttis support a comprehensive understanding of the description of Absolute Reality?

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According to Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, why is Bhagavān accompanied by His consort, Śrī Rādhā or Śrī Lakṣmī, in almost all Indian temples dedicated to Bhagavān as Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu?

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Is the guru Śrī Hari himself?

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