The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nhat Hanh
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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. Can Right View be taught?

2. When we appreciate what, we can find conditions for happiness that are already available?

3. What is the Seventh Miracle of Mindfulness?

4. Looking deeply in meditation is important, but what else is fundamental?

5. The Buddha said, "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake _______ ."

Short Essay Questions

1. For how long does Buddha teach the Eightfold Path?

2. What is the fifth Mindfulness training? What does Hanh say about alcohol in this section?

3. What comprises Buddhism?

4. What is the practice of the Five Mindfulness Trainings?

5. What is a misunderstanding about suffering?

6. How can one avoid unwholesome thoughts? How can one touch the seeds of joy and peace and transform our suffering?

7. What is the Fourth Mindfulness Training?

8. What is important about being in the present moment?

9. Why do we suffer?

10. What is suffering?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The twelve turning of the wheel of Dharma is practiced to understand the Four Noble Truths.

Part 1) What are the twelve turnings of the wheel of Dharma? What are the Four Noble Truths?

Part 2) How do the turnings help one to understand the wheel of Dharma?

Part 3) What does this connection between the turnings of the wheel of Dharma and the Four Noble Truths reveal about other aspects of Buddhism and their connection with one another?

Essay Topic 2

Buddha taught the Eightfold Path up until his death.

Part 1) What is the Eightfold Path? How can it be applied in your daily life?

Part 2) How is this Path connected to other aspects of Buddhism?

Part 3) How might Buddha have created this Eightfold Path? How is this Path a progression of steps as in other aspects of Buddhism? I sthis practical for everyday life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Some have tried to prove suffering on earth.

Part 1) How might people have tried to prove suffering on earth? is this good or bad? Why?

Part 2) What does the author have to say about this? What does this reveal about Buddhism?

Part 3) Do you agree with the author in regards to proving suffering on earth? Why or why not?

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