Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 44

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 concept of śakti in Advaitavāda?

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What is the cause of mistaking a real object (vastu) for an apparent one (avastu) according to the Śaṅkara school's underlying principle of superimposition (adhyāsa or adhyāropa)?

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Which of the following factors are considered prerequisites for adhyāsa or adhyāropa (superimposition)?

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According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, what are the two types of substances (vastu)?

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The Advaitavādīs cite the Śruti, “All this is indeed Brahman” (sarvaṁ khalvidaṁ brahma), to establish that Brahman is the only ultimate Reality. They say that we mistake Brahman for the empirical world that is unreal (avastu). When our ignorance is dispelled, only Brahman will remain.

Following this line of reasoning, they also take Bhagavān’s form, attributes and abode to be unreal in the ultimate sense. They mistakenly think that these attributes have also been superimposed upon Brahman.

How does Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī refute the deep-rooted misconception of the Advaitavādīs?

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What is the significance of Brahmā's prayers to Śrī Kṛṣṇa in chapter 14 of the Tenth Canto of Śrīmad Bhāgavata?

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How does Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī define illusion?

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Why is Śrī Kṛṣṇa's body called Śabdabrahman?

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Brahmā said that the universe Yaśodā saw in Kṛṣṇa’s mouth and the one seen outside are both manifestations of māyā. Why not consider that the universe seen outside is a product of māyā, and that the one inside is just its reflection, so that Kṛṣṇa is nothing more than the reflecting medium?

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Why is the Goddess of Fortune, Lakṣmī, referred to as "anapāyinī"?

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