The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Test | Final 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 second, shila paramita?

2. Mindfulness, investigation of phenomena, diligence, joy, ease, concentration and letting go are the seven factors of what?

3. What does nonself say?

4. When we recognize suffering and look deeply into it, we are practicing what?

5. What is the third of the five mindfulness trainings?

Short Essay Questions

1. How should one go about finding a way to earn a living?

2. How is nonself important?

3. What are the seven factors of awakening or enlightenment?

4. What are the Three Doors of Liberation?

5. What is the importance of Dharma and Sangha?

6. What is said about love and happiness in this chapter?

7. What is Dharmakaya?

8. Describe two more Aggregates.

9. What is the foundation of Buddhism?

10. How is Buddha important as one of the three jewels of refuge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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

Buddha taught the transformation of suffering and the use of suffering to liberate ourselves.

Part 1) What is suffering? What did Buddha believe causes suffering?

Part 2) How can suffering transform? How can one be liberated by suffering?

Part 3) What must be believed for one to be liberated by suffering? Do you agree with Buddha's teachings? Why or why not?

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