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TEST YOUR BUDDHISM KNOWLEDGE

By Maung Lwin
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REFERENCES

No. Questions Answers
43         The famous first century B.C. Dhamma Discourse by Venerable Nagasena is Milinda Pa˝ha
42         The . Bodhisatta attained Buddhahood on the basis of independent reflection, and effort. This attribute of the Buddha is called Sammasambuddha
41          "I have not deprived any living being since I was born of the Ariyan birth. By this truth, may there be well-being for you and for the conceived foetus." This is part of - - - - - - - - - - Paritta. Angulimala
40          Divine eye or clairvoyance, the ability to see things or beings far or near where ever they are is known in Pali as dibba-cakkhu
39          Giving the gift of Dhamma, as in the forms of talks, lectures, etc., is the noblest of all dana.Who said that? Buddha
38          The Buddha said, "Only the one who sees the ...... sees me. One who does not see the ...... does not see me."What is the missing word? Dhamma
37         As far as MERIT is concerned, feeding animals is superior to the similar act of offering foods to a man without morality. Yes or No? No
36         When a person dies, the consciousness, conditioned by signs on death-bed, immediately arises in a new host for rebirth, according to Theravada Buddhism. Yes or No? Yes
35         What is the last part of the popular phrase which almost all Buddhists learn by heart, following Anicca and Dukkha? ------ Anatta
34         A Buddha who is not omniscient and does not have the ability to preach the Dhamma to others is --------------. Pacceka-Buddha
33         One rebirth in one of the four lower worlds is oftenfollowed by an number of rebirths in one or other of them. Yes or No ? Yes
32         The Second Sermon or the Non-Self Doctrine of the Buddha delivered to the Five Ascetics is -------------- sutta. Anattalakkhana
31         Samsara is the endless series of births and deaths for all beings with the exception of the ------- and -------. Buddhas and Arahats
30         On giving alms to Sanghas for the benefit of the deceased relatives, the latter can enjoy it if they are reborn only in this lower world. It is called ---- -----. Peta-world
29

        The two chief female disciples of the Buddha were

Arahats Khema and Uppalavanna
28

        The Buddha was the only religious teacher inviting all to come and see for themselves for critical analysis of His doctrine. This salient feature of the Dhamma is known in Pali as ----------.

Ehipassiko
26

        "A meditating Buddhist in advanced spiritual stage can see and communicate with the Gotama Buddha" It it true or false?

False
25

        When the Buddha lay on his death bed and was asked who henceforth would lead the community, He said, " In future, your Master will be the ------."

 Dhamma
24

        In Buddhism, ex cathedra pronouncements by leading personages are unknown, because the sole authority in Buddhism is the text of the --------.

Tipitaka
23

        This man committed the two worst offences known to Buddhism: attempt to murder the Buddha and to bring about a Schism in the order. What is his name?

Devadatta
22         The Buddha said, " The beings in the Heavens and the Human world are comparable to the sands on His finger tip; the rest of the grains of sands on th Earth represents _, _, _, & _" Animals, ghosts, demons, beings in Hell
21         The Goal of all Buddhists is the attainment of Magga, Phala and Nibbana. These cannot be attained without the Practice of Vipassana
20         Devadatta was the notorious cousin of the Buddha. Where is he now? Niraya (Hell)
19         Hiri and Ottapa (shame and fear of doing evil) are known as the 'Guardian of the worlds' which in Pali is known as Lokapala Dhamma
18         It is stated in the Visuddhimagga that there is no one who got enlightened without understanding this doctrine of Dependent Origination
17         There are two kinds of Meditation (Bhavana) methods. The first one is the Insight Meditation (Vipassana bhavana). The other is called Samatha bhavana
16         According to the Abhidhamma, there are four paramatthas (Ultimate Truths). Three of these, i.e., Rupa, Citta and Cetasika are found in any individual
15         The three basic teachings of the Buddha: Vinaya, Sutta andAbhidhamma, are collectively known as TIPITAKA
14         The first human donors of food to the Buddha after Enlightenment from Ukkala (Burma) are Tapussa and Bhallika
13         Who said these words? " There appears one more fetter. I shall renounce the world to-night" Prince Siddhattha
12         'Mercy Killing' of a person or an animal for any reason is an evil Kamma that may lead to

Niraya (Hell)

11         To ensure the noblest Rebirth, the practice of Dana and Sila should be motivated by the desire for

Nibbana

10         Prince Siddhattha became the Buddha through gradual development (in previous existences) of

Paramis

9         To attain Enlightenment, the Bodhisattas (Buddha-to be) are always reborn in this realm.

Human/ Manussa

8         One who is destined to enter Nibbana in no more than seven re-births in the Kamasugati-bhumi is called a

Sotapanna

7         Catumaharajika, Tavatimsa, Yama, Tusita, Nimmanarati and Paranimmita-vasavati:all these terms refer to

DEVA REALM

6         The only property of all beings, accompanying them when they die is

KAMMA

5         Personages who have both Abhinna (higher spiritual power) and Sabbannuttanana (Omniscience) are known as

THE BUDDHAS

4         The Doctrine of the Dependent Origination or Causal Genesis in Pali is

Paticca-samuppada

3         The name of the next Buddha to attain Enlightenment in this world (Badda Kappa) is

METTEYA

2         The Fifth and the Six Great Buddhist Councils (the last two Synods) were held in this country. Burma (Myanmar)
1         How old was the Buddha when He said, "O Bhikkhus! I exhort you! Subject to change are all component things! Strive on with dilligence"?

80 years


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REFERENCES

"Paticcasamuppada", by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, Buddhasasana Nuggaha Organization, Rangoon, Burma 1982.

"The Manual of Buddhism", by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, D. Litt., Union Buddha Sasana Council,Rangoon, 1965.

"A Discourse on Sallekha Sutta", by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, Buddhasasana Nuhhha Organization, Rangoon, Burma 1981.

"The Teachings of the Buddha", by Ministry of Religious Affairs, Yangon, Myanmar, 1997.



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