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Ātman (Buddhism): Quiz


Question 1: ________ or Paramatman as part of its interpretation of the absolutist Upanishads, while Buddhism does not.
MysticismMonotheismĀstika and nāstikaBrahman

Question 2: This Buddha-dhatu is said in the ________ to be the uncreated, immutable and immortal essence ("svabhava") of all beings, which can never be harmed or destroyed.
Mahayana sutrasMahayana Mahaparinirvana SutraBuddha-natureTathagatagarbha doctrine

Question 3: Advaita however postulates the existence of a monistic metaphysical ________ in itself, i.e.

Question 4: Buddhists account for these and other "self"-related phenomena by means such as pratitya-samutpāda, the ________, and, for some schools, a pudgala.

Question 5: Ātman (Sanskrit: आत्मन्) or Atta (Pāli) literally means "self", but is sometimes translated as "soul" or "________".
PsychoanalysisId, ego, and super-egoEgo psychologySigmund Freud

Question 6: With the doctrine of ________ (Pāli; Sanskrit: anātman) Buddhism maintains that the concept of ātman is unnecessary and counterproductive as an explanatory device for analyzing action, causality, karma, and rebirth.
NirvanaĀtman (Buddhism)AnattaBuddha-nature

Question 7: Over the past several decades (dating back to at least 1939)[9], a controversial movement of monks and meditation masters, later called the ________, has developed in Thailand.
WatThai Forest TraditionDhammakaya MovementDhammayuttika Nikaya

Question 8: Buddhism greatly influenced the development of the Hindu ________ school of philosophy.
VyasaAdi ShankaraVishishtadvaitaAdvaita Vedanta

Question 9: In contradistinction to early Buddhist teachings, the Theravada ________ of Thailand teaches the Reality of a True Self, which it equates with Nirvana.
Dhammakaya MovementWatThai Forest TraditionDhammayuttika Nikaya

Question 10: Prior to the period of the Tathagatagarbha genre, Mahayana metaphysics had been dominated by teachings on emptiness in the form of ________ philosophy.
MadhyamakaVajrayanaTibetan BuddhismYogacara


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