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Spiritual Quiz

Dear fellow spiritual aspirant! Congratulations on deciding to attempt this Spiritual Quiz. This exercise is aimed as an aid for encouraging study, enhancing knowledge and deepening reflection. May our beloved Bhagawan bless us in this endeavour.
Please attempt all questions and mail your answers to quiz@srisathyasai.org.uk by 15th March. We hope to acknowledge the names of the first 5 ‘All Correct’ responders in our next edition.
Sairam and Best wishes- LnL Team

Answers for Quiz Mar 15: 11B 12A 13C 14C 15B

Our sincere thanks to all participants in this quiz, and heartiest congratulations to the first five ‘All Correct’ submissions: Mrs. Palvi Tanna - Leicester; Mrs. Gayatri Bikoo - Harrow; Dr. Bindu - Birmingham; Dr. Vijay Nadella - Halifax; Ms. Nuleen Panday - Eastbourne

Question 16

Swami says: "Of the many principles in life, three are most important. The foremost is ______"

  1. Fear of Sin
  2. Love for God
  3. Sacrifice
  4. Service to Society

Click here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume17/sss17-01.pdf

Question 17

During a Divine Discourse delivered in 1989, Swami expresses His displeasure at the heartlessness of some affluent people: “It should be realized that only today's thyaga (sacrifice) can lead to tomorrow's bhoga (enjoyment). When the sacrifice is made with a full heart, the returns will also be equally abundant. Unfortunately, man today does not even dream of making any sacrifice".

According to Swami, what can the sacred act of sacrifice ultimately lead to?

  1. Fulfillment of all wishes
  2. Increase in stamina
  3. Decrease of slothfulness
  4. Immortality

Click here: http://sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume22/sss22-29.pdf

Question 18

At an International gathering of Cardiac specialists present at a symposium held in the Auditorium of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanthi Nilayam, on February 6, 1993 Swami declared: “ This Hospital is not Swami’s. It belongs to all of you. This Hospital was established with the noble aim of serving suffering humanity. Besides excellent equipment of the highest quality, we have here the most modern facilities for medical and surgical treatment and, above all, a team of dedicated doctors and other staff who render selfless service with a smile. The construction of the Hospital was completed in an incredibly short period of ___________ months."

  1. Five months
  2. Seven months
  3. Nine months
  4. Eleven months

Click here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume26/sss26-04.pdf

Question 19

In a Divine Discourse, Swami conveys His advice to the rich: "The pollution of food, air and water is the main cause of the diseases. That is why I have resolved to provide pure drinking water to the needy... Wherever there is scarcity of drinking water, one should make every effort to provide it. We need not give money; it is enough if we provide safe drinking water to the people. There is no dearth of rich people in the country..."

According to Swami what can impede others from undertaking such noble tasks successfully?

  1. Lack of impulse
  2. Lack of time
  3. Inadequate man-power

Click here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume30/sss30-29.pdf

Question 20

In a Divine Discourse from 1998, Swami says, "Education is meant to broaden the mind. Education and discrimination should go hand in hand. The prosperity of the nation depends on the progress you make in the field of education.

"Knowledge can be classified into five categories: bookish knowledge, superficial knowledge, general knowledge, discrimination knowledge, and _________knowledge."

  1. Spiritual knowledge
  2. Self-knowledge
  3. Practical knowledge
  4. Worldly knowledge

Click here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume31/sss31-42.pdf