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Buddhist texts: Quiz


Question 1: Mula-Sarvāstivāda, written in ________, but surviving complete only in Tibetan translation

Question 2: However, it is the specifically ________ texts that most strongly characterise it.
Lineage (Buddhism)Tibetan BuddhismSamayaVajrayana

Question 3: Although many versions of the texts of the early Buddhist schools exist, the most complete canon to survive is the ________ of the Theravadin school, which preserved the texts in the Pali language.
ParivaraPāli CanonSutta PitakaBuddhism

Question 4: A large number of sutras which describe the nature and virtues of a particular Buddha or Bodhisattva and/or their Pure Land, including Mañjusri, ________, the Buddha Akshobhya, and Bhaishajyaguru also known as the Medicine Buddha.

Question 5: First there are the yogottara, or higher union, tantras, also known as father tantras, or skilful means, (________: upāya) tantras.

Question 6: Many of the terma texts are said to have been written by ________, who is particularly important to the Nyingmas.
AtishaPadmasambhavaTibetan BuddhismTara (Buddhism)

Question 7: Other members of this class, such as the ________ Tantra, appeared in the 10th century.
LawapaVajrayanaHevajraIṣṭha-deva(tā) (Buddhism)

Question 8: The Dohakosha is a collection of doha songs by the yogi ________ from the 9th century.
SarahaVajrayanaTibetan Buddhist canonNyingma

Question 9: Buddhaghosa was also the author of the Visuddhimagga, or Path of Purification, which is a manual of doctrine and practice according to the ________ school.
BuddhismThird Buddhist councilTheravadaEarly Buddhist schools

Question 10: These texts teach that every being has a Tathagatagarbha: variously translated as ________, Buddha seed, Buddha matrix.
VajrayanaTathagatagarbha doctrineBuddha-natureMahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra


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