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Buddhist meditation: Quiz


Question 1: "Ordinary" (Chinese, bonpu; Jap., bonpu or bompu) – meditation pursued for mental and physical benefits (see ________)
Buddhism and psychologySkandhaJoseph GoldsteinBuddhist meditation

Question 2: "Supreme vehicle" (saijōjō) – the realization of ________ as immanent in all beings (see shikantaza).
Tathagatagarbha doctrineBuddha-natureMahayana Mahaparinirvana SutraVajrayana

Question 3: four divine abodes: ________, karuna, mudita, and upekkha.
MettāBuddhismDigha NikayaHouseholder (Buddhism)

Question 4: "Small vehicle" (shōjō) – the pursuit of self-liberation, ________.
SkandhaNirvanaBuddhism and HinduismBuddhism

Question 5: Kandy, Sri Lanka: ________.
TheravadaBuddhist Publication SocietyMahasi SayadawBhikkhu Bodhi

Question 6: In the early ninth century, ________ (Chinese; Guifeng Zongmi or Kuei-feng Tsung-mi; Jap., Kei-ho) grouped meditation practices into five categories.
ZongmiKōanBuddhismKorean Buddhism

Question 7: While there are some similar meditative practices — such as breath meditation and various recollections (________) — that are used across Buddhist schools, there is also significant diversity.
Four Right ExertionsHouseholder (Buddhism)AnussatiBuddhist meditation

Question 8: ________'s forty meditation subjects are described in the Visuddhimagga.

Question 9: Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and ________.
NirvanaSkandhaBuddhism and HinduismAnatta

Question 10: ten recollections: the Buddha, the ________, the Sangha, virtue, generosity, the virtues of deities, death (see Upajjhatthana Sutta), the body, the breath (see anapanasati), and peace (see Nibbana).
Buddhism and HinduismDharma (Buddhism)DhyānaAbhijna


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