Background to Buddhism

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1. Why do people believe the earliest civilasation only worshipped tehir mother godess in the home?

  • Excavations found no temple
  • Ancient scriptures
  • The Buddha's own account of a past life he had led there.
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2. What example shows the difference between rebirth and reincarnation?

  • 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
  • One allows freedom from suffering where the other cannot

3. There are two reasons found in the Buddha's teaching for why he rejected the atman; what are they?

  • Anata, impermanence of self; and the 5 skandas.
  • the noble eightfold path and the parable of sunita
  • It was petty and old fashioned

4. Which civilisations influenced the Buddha?

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

5. Which of these did the Buddha not reject?

  • Meditation
  • Animal sacrifice
  • The atman, Brahamin and the vedic scriptures
  • Extreme aestheticism


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