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Japa: Quiz


Question 1: [3][4] The practice of dhikr by Sufis and some other ________ is also similar to japa, as is the practice of nembutsu in Pure Land Buddhism.

Question 2: [2] Similar states have been reached by Christians using the ________,[6] as well as by adherents to other major faith traditions, using prayers from their own traditions.
Orthodox ChurchJesus PrayerKyrieTheoria

Question 3: ________ include japa meditation as a large part of their religious practices.
PadmasambhavaAtishaTibetan BuddhismNaropa

Question 4: Many ________ and other spiritual teachers, and other religious leaders, especially Hindu and Buddhist, teach that these represent different names for the same transformed state of consciousness.
Guru-shishya traditionA. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaGuruHindu reform movements

Question 5: Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of a mantra or name of ________.

Question 6: Within ________ traditions Vaishnava devotees commonly chant on beads made from the Tulsi plant (Holy Basil), held as a sacred manifestation of Tulsidevi; whereas Shaivites use Rudraksha beads.

Question 7: Frequent mental repetition of a mantra (or "mantram") was also recommended by ________, as the second point in the Passage Meditation program that he developed.
B. R. AmbedkarOsho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)Swami VivekanandaEknath Easwaran

Question 8: Independent of all beads or prayer devices, many ________ will recite mantras, either under their breath or in mental introspection, at any given time of the day.


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