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Volume 5 - Issue 01 JANUARY 2007


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1. When Lord Krishna went as a peace ambassador to the court of Dhritharashtra, Duroyodhana and his brothers attempted to bind Him. What did Lord Krishna do at this point?

2. The Muslim new year begins on 20th January. The first month is one of the four most sacred months in Islam. What is its name?

3. Swami uses the analogy of a rose flower to explain concentration, contemplation and meditation. He describes concentration as identifying the rose flower among the thorns and leaves; and contemplation as cutting the flower without touching the thorns. What illustration does Swami use to describe meditation?

4. On 28th January Christians belonging to the Roman Catholic Church celebrate the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-1274). For what great achievements is he remembered?

5. In the Ramayana, the eagle Jataayu fought unsuccessfully with Ravana to try and rescue Sita from his nefarious clutches, and was fatefully wounded. When Lord Rama found the heroic bird, what did He do?

6. Which religion practised in Japan has its New Year day falling on January 1st?

7. Which religion uses the sweat lodge as part of its spiritual practices?

8. The 31st January is the birthday of the seventh Sikh guru, Guru Har Rai (1630-1661). In what matter was Guru Har Rai contacted by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for help?

9. Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna between the two armies of the Pandavas and the Kauravas on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. What is the spiritual meaning of the Kurukshetra battle?

10. In Buddhism what is a mandala?

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