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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. Right Speech is speaking how?
2. Many have embraced suffering for two thousand years as the primary principle of Buddhism, but Buddha taught us to recognize what and suffering?
3. The first four miracles of mindfulness belong to the first aspect of meditation known as __________.
4. Whatever we think will make us happy can often be what?
5. The fifth Mindfulness training is associated with what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What leads to the path of Right Action?
2. For what does the author ask?
3. What is Right Mindfulness?
4. What are vitark and vichara? When are they no longer present?
5. What is the Right View?
6. What does Buddha say about suffering and nirvana?
7. What is Right Diligence or Effort?
8. Describe the third turning of the wheel of Dharma.
9. Why does Siddhartha Gutama sit under a bodhi tree? What happens while he is sitting here?
10. What is the third turning?
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
One should be compassionate when listening and speaking.
Part 1) How is this related to the Miracles of Mindfulness? How can one listen and speak with compassion?
Part 2) How can this be soothing and healing for the speaker? How can this be soothing and healing for the listener?
Part 3) How can compassionate listening and speaking improve relationships? When have you experienced compassionate listening or speaking? How did it affect you?
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