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1. During which birthday celebrations was the Sarva Dharma Stoopa inaugurated at Prasanthi Nilayam?

2. What one thing does Swami say characterizes the difference between a jnani and an ajnani - or a knower of the truth and an ignorant person?

3. How should a Zoroastrian behave if he sees a dead body in a river?

4. Lord Rama had three enemies embodying the three gunas. Kumba Karna, Ravana and Vali. Which guna did Vali symbolise?


5. The following passage provides some of Christianity's most touching and poetic words on love.

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."

Who was the writer?

6. Swami explains the meaning of the word Bhagavatham in the following way: 'Bhaa’ stands for Bhakthi; ‘Ga’ stands for jnana; ‘Va’ stands for Vairagyam; and ‘Tha’ stands for thathvam – what does the last syllable ‘M’ stand for?

7. In Buddhism, what is the meaning of the word 'koan'?

The traditional simple meal taken by practicing monks.

8. When Swami was 22, He graciously blessed a temple at Guindy, in Chennai. The devotee who had built the temple washed and worshipped Bhagavan's Feet and then prayed that Swami leave an impression of His holy Feet, first by placing them in sandal paste and then on a piece of silken cloth. What happened next?

9. Which religion's holy book explicitly prohibits the consumption of alcohol?

10. When Swami was a boy, He danced at a village carnival in the role of a famous female dancer of the day, named Rishyendramani. Her speciality was to dance with a bottle on her head and then pick up a hankerchief from the floor with her teeth. When Swami performed this dance, how did He improve upon Rishyendramani's special act?

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Vol 4 Issue 11 - NOVEMBER 2006
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