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. What is the opposite of mindfulness?

2. What is the fourth practice of Right Diligence?

3. The Fourth Noble Truth is recognizing that the Eightfold Path of Right View, Thinking, Speech, Action, Livelihood, Diligence, Mindfulness and Concentration can do what?

4. "Bodhichitta" is what?

5. The therapy of one hour of deep, quiet listening can bring relief to suffering, and is what who try to practice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are two of the Miracles of Mindfulness? What is the importance of the first four Miracles of Mindfulness?

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

3. How can one find conditions for happiness that are already available?

4. What is used to understand the Four Noble Truths?

5. What does Buddha say about suffering and nirvana?

6. What is selective concentration?

7. What did Siddhartha Gutama teach?

8. Why do we suffer?

9. What is Right Mindfulness?

10. What is the third turning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many "Rights" discussed in this book.

Part 1) What are these Rights? How are they connected and intertwined?

Part 2) How do these Rights pertain to your own life?

Part 3) How do you know when you are right? Is there a way to know? Can what is right for you be wrong for another? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author gives advice on how to begin meditation.

Part 1) How should one begin meditation, according to the author? Why does he suggest this? How does this fit with Buddhist teachings?

Part 2) What else does the author say about meditation? How important is meditation? Why?

Part 3) Do you believe meditation is useful? Why or why not?

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