Vedic and Buddhist Concepts Quiz

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Which Vedic god is associated with fire and also the fire element?

What is the Buddhist doctrine of 'not-self' known as?

Who gives Arjuna instruction on yoga on the battlefield in the Mahabharata?

Who is the 24th and last Tirthankara in Jainism?

Which deity is part of the trimurti in Hinduism and is most often associated with preservation?

What is the Vajrayāna also known as in Buddhism?

Which god is associated with the element of air?

What is the Path of Purification, a 5th-century CE Buddhist work, known as?

What is the term for the mystical dimension of Islam that emphasizes internal self-reflection and teachings on dissolution and subsistence in Allah?

What does the term 'Nirvana' represent in Buddhism?

Who is the Hindu god known as the destroyer of the universe, lord of dance, and yoga, also referred to as Rudra and Mahadeva?

What does the term 'mantra' refer to in religious practices?

What is one of the main goals of Theravada Buddhism?

What does the term 'Tirthankaras' refer to in Jainism?

What is the term 'Tantra' related to in South Asian religious context?

What are the 'Tathagatas' in Tantric Buddhism?

What does the term 'Purana' refer to in Sanskrit?

What does the term 'trimurti' refer to in Hinduism?

What best describes the 'Vedas' in early South Asia?

What is the term for the relatively conservative school of Mainstream Buddhism with techniques of yoga and meditation?

Summary

South Asian Religious Concepts and Figures Summary

  • Mainstream Buddhism, also known as Śrāvakayāna, is a relatively conservative school with techniques of yoga and meditation.
  • The term "mantra" refers to a word or saying that often invokes a deity or spiritual being in religious practices.
  • "Nirvana" is the goal of Buddhism, representing release or liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth, also known as saṃsāra.
  • The term "Purana" refers to legends or mythologies about the gods and goddesses in Sanskrit.
  • "Shiva" is a Hindu god who is the destroyer of the universe, lord of dance, and yoga. He is also known as Rudra and Mahadeva.
  • "Sufism" is a mystical dimension of Islam that emphasizes internal self-reflection and teachings on dissolution and subsistence in Allah.
  • "Tantra" refers to a class of scriptures and practices utilizing bodily processes and meditation for liberation, enlightened awareness, or worldly goals.
  • "Tathagatas" are special Buddhas for meditation in Tantric Buddhism, often five in number.
  • "Theravāda" is one of the earliest and more conservative schools of Buddhism, especially present in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
  • "Tirthankaras" are semi-legendary "Ford-makers" in Jainism, with 24 in total, the last of which is Mahavira.
  • The "trimurti" refers to the triad of gods in Hinduism: Brahma as creator, Vishnu as preserver, and Shiva as destroyer.
  • The "Vedas" are the sacred four scriptures in early South Asia, with the Rig Veda being the earliest.

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Test your knowledge of Vedic and Buddhist concepts with this quiz. Explore the mythological and spiritual aspects of Agni, the Vedic god of fire, as well as the alchemical practice related to the fire element. Delve into the Buddhist doctrine of "not-self" and learn about Arjuna, one of the heroic Pāṇḍava brothers.

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