The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Nhat Hanh
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Awakening is always available to us and needs only what?

2. Impermanence and nonself are _____________.

3. The first of the five mindfulness trainings is what?

4. What is signlessness?

5. The Sarvastivada school's first condition requires what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Hahn feels we must be mindful of our well-being and happiness.

Part 1) What steps can be taken to be mindful or our well-being and happiness?

Part 2) What nourishes your joy? How? how can you enhance they joy and happiness in your life in accord with Buddha's teachings?

Part 3) How do the Noble Truths play a part in understanding and increasing your joy and happiness?

Essay Topic 3

"Where there is perception, there is deception."

Part 1) What is perception? Why does Buddha believe perception is deceptive?

Part 2) Give an example from your own life of when perception was deceptive.

Part 3) What is the connection between perception and what is right and wrong? How does this compare to your own views regarding perception and what is right and wrong, prior to reading this book?

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