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. Which of these did the Buddha not reject?

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

3. What two events in his life show how he abandoned the caste system?

  • His death and his past life wherein he sacrificed himself to feed a mother tiger
  • Teaching people of all backgrounds, renunciation of his charmed life as a Kshatriya.
  • The birth and four sights

4. 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

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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