TEST YOUR SPIRITUAL QUOTIENT
1. In the Mahabharata, how did the Pandavas find enough food to feed the many guests and holy persons who visited them during their exile in the forest?
A. They employed special cooks.
B. They bought food from a neighboring village.
C. They had a bowl that never emptied of food.
D. Angels brought them plates of food.
2. Lao Tzu founded the religion known as Taoism in the 6th century BC. What does the Tao refer to?
A. The God of Fire.
B. Something indescribable.
C. The Great Ancestor Spirit.
D. Lao Tzu's personal Guru.
3. How does Swami describe the God of death?
A. As time.
B. As a frightening demon.
C. As disease and ageing.
D. All of the above.
4. In the Bhagavatham, King Parikshith was cursed to die from a snake-bite within 7 days, by the son of a sage. Why was King Parikshith so cursed?
A. Because he fought with the sage's son.
B. Because he threw a snake around the neck of the sage.
C. Because he failed to recite the necessary prayers to the sage.
D. Because he killed the sage's cow.
5. Complete the following sentence from Swami "It does not matter a bit if you have no faith in Me or God. Have faith in .."
B. The scriptures.
C. Your mantra.
D. Your parents.
What did the Pandavas do just before the battle of Kurukshetra?
They roused their troops with war cries.
B. They sat down and meditated.
C. They went and prostrated before their gurus on the enemy side.
D. They wept over the coming bloodshed.
7. In the Raamayana, how did Hanuman cross the ocean between India and Sri Lanka?
A. With prayers to Vaayu, the God of wind.
B. By contemplating on Sri Rama.
C. By being carried across by a celestial cloud.
D. The eagle chief Jatayu flew him across.
In Sikhism what does the term Khalsa refer to?
A. An order who follow a particular way of life.
B. The prescribed dress of a Sikh.
C. The Sikh holy scriptures.
D. A mountain holy to Sikhs, to which all must make pilgrimage to.
9. With a beautiful simile Swami compares spiritual life to a house. What is portrayed as the foundation for this house?
A. Making pilgrimages.
B. Regular fasting.
C. Being self-confident.
D. Practising meditation.
10. In Zoroastrianism, how is a dead body disposed of?
A. By burial at sea.
B. By burial in the earth.
C. By burning the corpse.
D. By sunlight, birds and dogs.
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