The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Test | Final Test - Medium

Sogyal Rinpoche
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What mantra signifies the essence of the View, the Meditation and the Action
(a) Vaira Guru Padma
(b) Om Ah Hum
(c) Lum Jop Bop
(d) Siddhi Hum

2. Which bardo does Sogyal explain in this chapter?
(a) The bardo of thinking
(b) The bardo of loving
(c) The bardo of dying
(d) The bardo of living

3. Name one thing a person can transform pain into?
(a) A sense of purpose
(b) Positive energy
(c) Emotional richness
(d) Karma

4. Which religion has a threefold vision of God?
(a) Buddhism
(b) Hinduism
(c) Islam
(d) Christianity

5. Who should not be allowed at a dying person's bedside?
(a) Acquaintances
(b) Grieving loved ones
(c) Negative people
(d) Doctors

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a person need to know to avoid suffering?

2. Who did Dorothy rely on while in hospital?

3. What are the balls of light known as?

4. What do relatives need to remain if they want to stay at the bedside of a dying loved one?

5. Name a practice that can lead to enlightenment in this bardo?

Short Essay Questions

1. What have those people who have experienced death or near death reported about it?

2. Describe David Bohn's theory?

3. What is tantric buddhism?

4. What happens to the dead when the elements return?

5. How does Sogyal state we assist the dying?

6. Describe the four levels of consciousness during inner dissolution?

7. How can a person improve the karma of someone already dead?

8. How can one transform their pain when watching a loved one dying?

9. Why is the bardo of dharmata rarely discussed in Tibeten Buddhism?

10. Summarize The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

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