Background to Buddhism

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1. Which is the odd one out, that the buddha did not accept?

  • Karma - moral causation from a past life leading to your current one.
  • Soma - a drug used in religious rituals
  • The general Indian idea that suffering leads to ignorance
  • A form of repeated lives
  • Ahmisa - a principle of non violence
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2. He rejected one of the above elements due to his own experience during the six year fast, what was it?

  • Extreme aesheticim
  • Animal sacrifice
  • Soma

3. Which civilisations influenced the Buddha?

  • Indus Valley and Vedic
  • Aryan and Tibetan
  • Therevada and Mahyana
  • Indus Valley and Oxford Rowing

4. Buddhism Did not develop in a Vaccum is a quote to attribute to who?

  • Side
  • Fowler
  • Cush
  • Buddha

5. What example shows the difference between rebirth and reincarnation?

  • One allows freedom from suffering where the other cannot
  • A candle flame which changes as it passes the flame to another candle
  • One is believed by the idiotic; one is for people of superior intellect


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