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Maitreya: Quiz


Question 1: Some have speculated that inspiration for Maitreya may have come from the ancient Indo-Iranian deity ________.
AshaMithraAbanAhura Mazda

Question 2: Maitreya's coming will occur after the teachings of the current ________, the Dharma, are no longer taught and are completely forgotten.
Ashoka the GreatBuddhism and HinduismKaundinyaGautama Buddha

Question 3: In ________ schools, Maitreya is traditionally said to have revealed the Five Treatises of Maitreya through Asanga.
BuddhismMahayana sutrasMahayanaBuddhist texts

Question 4: He came to the court of Hastinapura to advise ________ to restore the kingdom of the Pandavas, a little while after the sons of Pandu had gone into exile, having been defeated at dice.

Question 5: Since the growth of the ________ movement in the 19th century, non-Buddhist religious and spiritual movements have adopted the name and selected characteristics of Maitreya for teachers in their traditions.
TheosophyTheosophical Society AdyarRadha BurnierHenry Steel Olcott

Question 6: ________, founder of Dianetics and Scientology, suggested he was "Metteya" (Maitreya) in the 1955 poem Hymn of Asia.
Mary Sue HubbardSara Northrup HollisterRonald DeWolfL. Ron Hubbard

Question 7: Maitreya is a ________ who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.
BodhisattvaGuan YinTibetan BuddhismAvalokiteśvara

Question 8: Once Maitreya becomes a Buddha, he will rule over the Ketumati Pure Land, an earthly paradise sometimes associated with the Indian city of ________ (also known as Benares) in Uttar Pradesh.

Question 9: His editors indicated, in the book's preface, specific physical characteristics said to be outlined—in unnamed ________ sources—as properties of the coming Maitreya; properties which Hubbard's appearance supposedly aligned with.

Question 10: Usually he wears a small ________ in his headdress that represents the stupa of the Buddha Sakyamuni's relics to help him identify it when his turn comes to lay claim to his succession, and can be holding a dharmachakra resting on a lotus.
StupaBuddhist artBuddhismGreco-Buddhism


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