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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What should mindful living not do?
2. According to Hanh, when must one recognize negative feelings?
3. What can be transformed into healthy energy by recognizing that it is part of oneself?
4. According to Hanh, which of the following are feelings that are experienced by humans during life?
5. According to Hanh's "Look into Your Hand", what can be found in a single person?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Sun is My Heart", Hanh intertwines interbeing with the universe. Explain the title's metaphor.
2. What must happen to the knots before peace can be found?
3. According to Hanh in "Mindfulness of Anger", anger is the root of self-control problems. How does anger take away our mindfulness? Why would its power lead to one being out of control?
4. In "The River of Feelings", what three types of feelings are discussed? Should one feeling be approached differently than another? Why or why not?
5. In "The Art of Mindful Living" Hanh remarks again about environmental issues. How can mindful living help environmental efforts?
6. Explain the Buddhist concept of non-duality. Give an example.
7. In "Understanding" Hanh explains that understanding and love are one thing. Why can the two not be separated?
8. What does Hanh suggest one might try to do with negative emotions? How can one accomplish this?
9. Why should one meditate on an individual who has caused personal pain?
10. What two types of seeds does consciousness include? Explain the relationship between the two. Why is it important to plant positive seeds?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Arnold Kotler, the editor of "Peace is Every Step", begins his introduction with a personal experience about living mindfully. Explore the impact Kotler's anecdote might have on a reader. Does Kotler's admission give more credibility to Hanh's teachings? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The foreword is written by H.H. the Dalai Lama, who is a revered spiritual leader. Research the views of H.H. the Dalai Lama. Then compare/contrast his views on world peace with those of Hanh.
Essay Topic 3
In Hanh's anecdote about Buddha and the flower, only one monk had the courage to be himself. He was the only one who experienced the simple beauty of the flower and Buddha's smile. Discuss how being someone other than your true self can rob you of joy.
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