Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 45

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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Why is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the nondual Absolute, advaya-brahma?

2 / 10

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)?

3 / 10

What are the two categories of āveśāvatāras?

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What determines the relative importance of a particular avatāra of Bhagavān?

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Bhagavān is full of bliss, knowledge, energy and opulence, so why is He not perceived by everyone, at all times and in all places?

6 / 10

What is the nature of Kṛṣṇa's āveśa-rūpas?

7 / 10

According to Śrī Brahmā, why it is most difficult to understand how and when Śrī Kṛṣṇa acts?

8 / 10

According to Śrī Brahmā, which attributes describe the material world?

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Why is Śrī Kṛṣṇa's body called Śabdabrahman?

10 / 10

When Śrī Kṛṣṇa says ahaṁ vai sarva-bhūtāni, “I am all living beings”, what does it mean?

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