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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dan's disembodied self do?
2. Who are aware at birth?
3. Why do they borrow a truck?
4. What are an Indian leper, a French drunk, a suburban teen sniffing drugs, and a dying African baby?
5. The third level is about what?
Essay Topic 1
Trace images of the Basic Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Trace images of the Conscious Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Trace images of the Higher Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Essay Topic 2
Dan talks about death, which has bothered him since the surfboard incident. He recalls an Oberlin student dying despite prayers. Mama Chia says that God always answers prayers but sometimes says no, as do loving parents. Discuss the following:
What is prayer?
Why do you think many people pray?
Do you think most people truly believe their prayers will be answered?
Why does it seem many people are surprised when it appears that their prayer(s) have been answered?
Essay Topic 3
Mama Chia tells a story about Sachi, who goes up to her baby brother and asks, "'Baby, tell me what God feels like. I'm starting to forget.'" Discuss the following:
What do you think this story means?
Do you think traditional religions would have an explanation for this story?
Do you think infants and young children are closer to God than older children and adults? Why or why not?
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