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Shastra Quiz 52

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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What does Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī identify as the root cause of the living being's suffering in this world?

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

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What is the consequence of misidentification with the body as the self, according to Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī?

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According to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, what is the solution to the root cause of suffering?

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According to Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, why is bhakti the most complete abhidheya?

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Why is it that, despite the common notion that bhakti is simple and easy to practice, it is rarely attained by people?

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What types of doubts that are bound to arise in the study of any philosophical system?

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Śraddhā is

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How does one acquire śraddhā in bhakti?

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

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Shastra Quiz 51

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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What is kaimutya nyāya (the a fortiori argument)?

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What is daśamas-tvam-asi-nyāya?

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What is arundhatī-pradarśana-nyāya?

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What is ekadeśa-nirdeśa-nyāya?

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What is kāraṇa-guṇa-prakrama-nyāya?

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What is prativādī-abhyupagama-nyāya?

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What is candra-śākhā-nyāya?

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What is sūcī-kaṭāha-nyāya?

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What is ahi-kuṇḍala-nyāya?

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What is mukta-pragraha-nyāya?

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Shastra Quiz 50

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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What is ātma-tattva?

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

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In Śrīmad Bhāgavata (3.26.3), Lord Kapila describes the nature of the ātmā as svayaṁ-jyoti (self-luminous). What does this mean?

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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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In Śrīmad Bhāgavata (3.26.3), why does Śrī Kapila describe the ātmā as nirguṇa ("devoid of the guṇas of prakṛti," i.e., sattva, rajas and tamas) and prakṛteḥ paraḥ ("beyond prakṛti")?

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The word jñāna is used both for ātmā, and for knowledge acquired as a vṛtti (specific impression or modification of the mind). What is the distinction between the two?

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In Śrīmad Bhāgavata (3.26.4), Śrī Kapila describes the ātmā as vibhu ("all-pervading"). What does this mean?

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If the ātmā does not have inherent knowledge of Bhagavān, then how does it receive this knowledge?

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If knowledge is mano-vṛtti, or a modification of the mind, and remains external to the ātmā, then how are bhajana memories transferred to the spiritual world with the ātmā, as the citta is also material?

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The ātmā is ?

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Shastra Quiz 49

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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Can attachment and detachment coexist simultaneously?

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Who is a Nirgranthāḥ?

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Do devotees in śānta-rasa worship Bhagavān in His Brahman form?

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What is the concept of sayujya-mukti in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism?

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What is krama mukti?

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Which of the following statements accurately describes the relationship between the jīva, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān?

 

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Is getting a spiritual body a modification of the ātmā?

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If every jīva is inherently devoid of bhakti, what determines a jīva’s choice for one type of bhakti and not another?

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How detrimental is the regular association of non-devotees (in terms of family, and business associates)?

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Who is a “pure” Vaishnava?

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Shastra Quiz 48

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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According to Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, what is the very first step in bhakti?

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How does one acquire śraddhā in bhakti?

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What are the primary types of offenses to bhakti?

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On the path of bhakti, how can we remove anarthas?

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At which stage of bhakti does one become free from misery?

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If bhakti is supremely powerful just like Bhagavān and even a semblance of bhakti has purifying power, then why are its effects generally not experienced by people practicing it?

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How does one experience bhakti?

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Which of the following statements about sādhana-bhakti are true?

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Which of the following statements about vaidhī-bhakti is false?

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

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Shastra Quiz 47

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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What is the meaning of the term "sandarbha"?

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Who does Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī credit for starting the work on the Sandarbhas?

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What was the original name of the Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas?

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Why did Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī compose the Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas?

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If Gopāla Bhatta Gosvāmī had already composed a work on this subject, why would Rūpa and Sanātana have engaged Jīva Gosvāmī in compiling a similar work?

 

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Is there any other literary work that is sometimes referred to as the seventh Sandarbha?

 

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What are the criteria for determining the essence or main message of a book?

 

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According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī what is the criteria of eligibility for study of the Śrī Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas (adhikārī)?

 

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What purpose or aim does Tattva Sandarbha seek to fulfill?

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Why is the study of Śrī Jīva Goswami's Ṣad Sandarbhas important?

 

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Shastra Quiz 46

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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How do the material guṇas relate to each other and interact in their movement?

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Which of the following statements accurately describes the effects of the tamo-guṇa?

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What is the result of a heart dominated by the guṇas of rajas and tamas?

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What is the fundamental cause underlying the mind's inability to apprehend the pure self or Brahman?

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What is the destination of individuals based on their guṇas?

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What is the fundamental difference between the Gītā passages that treat the subject of the guṇas and the corresponding verses in the Bhāgavata?

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What is pradhāna?

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What distinguishes Brahman from the guṇas of passion and ignorance?

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What are the four ways in which the one Brahman manifests according to Advaitavāda, by the influence of different upādhis?

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What is brāhmaṇa initiation?

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