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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. The Buddha said, "My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake _______ ."
2. Why does Hanh suggest the reader to write the words, "Are you sure?" where they can be seen, and "What am I doing?"
3. In the second turning we encourage ourselves to do what?
4. It is vital to keep our bodies, hearts and minds open to truth rather than what?
5. The first four miracles of mindfulness belong to the first aspect of meditation known as __________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is active concentration?
2. Describe two more Miracles of Mindfulness.
3. For how long does Buddha teach the Eightfold Path?
4. Describe two of these seven factors.
5. What is Dharmakaya?
6. How should one go about finding a way to earn a living?
7. What is the Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma?
8. What is the foundation of Buddhism?
9. Why do we suffer?
10. How is nonself important?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
There are three jewels of refuge in Buddhism.
Part 1) What are these three jewels of refuge? How do these help a believer?
Part 2) How do these compare to other religion's places of refuge?
Part 3) Are these three jewels of refuge equally important? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
There are Five Aggregates.
Part 1) What are the Five Aggregates? Do you agree that these Five Aggregates make up a human being? Why or why not?
Part 2) How are these Five Aggregates tied together? How do they help bind the other principles of Buddhism together?
Part 3) How might this knowledge of the self affect you? Why?
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