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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

21. Living a hidden, simple life of prayer, St. Theresa was gifted with great intimacy with God. Through sickness and dark nights of doubt and fear, she remained faithful to God, rooted in His merciful love. Christians around the world came to know Therese through her autobiography, "Story of a Soul". She described her life as a "Little way of spiritual childhood." She lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God's love. "What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love."

What was St. Theresa also popularly known as?

A. God’s Beloved Child
B. Little Flower of Jesus
C. Messenger of Love
D. Heavenly Star

22. In Islam, a Sufi is one who is a lover of Truth, who by means of love and devotion moves towards the Truth, towards the Perfection which all are truly seeking, and who dedicates himself to the quest after mystical union (or, better said, reunion) with his Creator from whom he has been cut off and become aloof – and his longing and desire to restore it.

Jalalud'din Rumi is one of the world’s most revered mystical Sufi poets, whose outpourings capture the hearts of spiritual seekers because of their depth and beauty. For Rumi, religion was mostly a personal experience and not limited to logical arguments or perceptions of the senses. “The religion of love is separate from all forms of religions. Lovers are of one nation and one religion – love. And that is God.”

In essence, what was the nature of Rumi’s teachings through his poetry?

A. Universal
B. Ethnic
C. Diverse
D. Secular

23. Saint Kabir is one of the major inspirations behind Sikhism. His name, ‘Kabir’, is often interpreted as Guru's Grace. A substantial amount of Kabir's verses (dohas) are pious songs sung in deep meditation and are present - about 500 of them - in the Sikh scripture, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, that is considered the living Guru by the followers of Sikhism.

During a Divine 1976 Discourse, Swami spoke on this holy saint thus: "Kabir, the great mystic-poet, sang, 'Here are my prostrations to the bad. Here are my prostrations to the good.' When asked why he offered prostrations to the bad along with the good, he replied, 'I prostrate before the bad so that they might leave me alone; I do the same before the good, so that they might remain near me always."

What method of attaining salvation did Kabir advocate the most in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib?

A. He insisted on forming a special group amongst Sikhs
B. He created a special mantra for all his followers
C. He advocated meditation and isolated worship
D. He recommended everyone to find a true Perfect Spiritual Master

Click here: http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume13/sss13-24.pdf

24. Acharya Bhikshu was one of the great revolutionary saints of Jainism. He was a staunch disciple of Lord Mahavir and completely immersed his life on the path given by Him. In pursuit of finding Truth, he sacrificed material goals, honor and luxuries and studied and analyzed the various disciplines of the Jain religion thoroughly and on this basis, compiled his own ideologies and principles of the Jain way of life.

In the initial phase of his spiritual revolution, he had 13 saints,13 followers and 13 basic rules. This coincidence resulted in"Terapanth" – “tera” represented the number 13, panth meaning religious order.

What was the most important principle observed and stressed upon in this religious order of Terapanth that Acharya Bikshu propagated?

A. Devotion
B. Dedication
C. Self-Discipline
D. Compassion

25. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom. The current Dalai Lama, is often called "His Holiness” (HH) by Westerners. His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama.

How do the Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness, the current XIVth Dalai Lama as?

A. The Saint of all Saints
B. The Greatest Philosophe.
C. The Wish-Fulfilling Gem
D. The Most Needed One

Courtesy: RadioSai