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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Karmas are attracted by the activity of mind, speech and body influenced by various passions.
  The hand with a wheel on the palm symbolizes the Jain Vow of Ahiṃsā. The word in the middle is "ahimsa". The wheel represents the dharmacakra which stands for the resolve to halt the cycle of reincarnation through relentless pursuit of truth and non-violence.
  The shedding or Nirjara of karmic dust or karmas is possible by austerities, detachment, repentance and devotion to Arihants and Siddhas.
  Lesyas depicted in the parable of six travellers

Question 2: ________ (activities of mind, speech and body) – The threefold activities of mind, body and speech attract and bind the karmas when such actions are influenced by passions.
Swami VivekanandaRaja YogaYogaBhagavad Gita

Question 3: According to ________ Robert J. Zydenbos, karma is a system of natural laws, where actions that carry moral significance are considered to cause certain consequences in the same way as physical actions.
IndologySanskritAbu Rayhan BiruniIndia

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  The hand with a wheel on the palm symbolizes the Jain Vow of Ahiṃsā. The word in the middle is "ahimsa". The wheel represents the dharmacakra which stands for the resolve to halt the cycle of reincarnation through relentless pursuit of truth and non-violence.
  Karma as moral action and reaction: goodness sown is reaped as goodness.
  The shedding or Nirjara of karmic dust or karmas is possible by austerities, detachment, repentance and devotion to Arihants and Siddhas.
  Lesyas depicted in the parable of six travellers

Question 5: The Jain theory of karma has been challenged since ancient times by ________ Hindu, Buddhist and Sāṃkhya philosophies.
Adi ShankaraAdvaita VedantaVedantaHindu philosophy

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Vediniya karma: Pain and Pleasure is induced on account of licking honey from the sword
  The soul travels to any one of the four states of existence after the death depending on its karmas
  Statuette of Siddhārtha Gautama - The Buddha, who is documented as having criticised some aspects of Jain karma theory

Question 7: Several scholars are of the view that the doctrine of karma predates the migration of Indo-Aryan peoples, later being developed by the Śramaṇas, and finally being assimilated into brahmanical ________, by the time of the Upaniṣads.
HinduismBuddhismAyyavazhiIndian religions

Question 8: The fruits, according to him, then, must be administered through the action of a conscious agent, namely, a supreme being (________).
BrahmanAchintya Bheda AbhedaIshvaraSvayam Bhagavan

Question 9: Hermann Kuhn points out that, although the idea of "karmic particles" is not yet proven, one only needs to recall that science found proof of the existence of ________ and atoms only the 19th and 20th century.
MoleculeElectronPhotonNeutron

Question 10: The doctrine of karma is central to all ________, however, it is difficult to say just when and where in India the concept of karma originated.
JainismIndian religionsBuddhismHinduism
















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