Background to Buddhism

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1. 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
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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 of these did the Buddha not reject?

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

4. One last quote - all these are true, but only some pertain to this specific topic - which is it?

  • 'Turning first this way and then that without making any real progress' Merv Fowler
  • 'Posssesed an equally strong rejection of it.' (About the Buddha's contemporary culture and values) Side
  • 'The Buddha was a man, a human being like ourselves.' Cush
  • 'the aim is to sit mindfully.' Cush

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

  • Side
  • Cush
  • Buddha
  • Fowler

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