Quiz 1: Hearer’s grounds and paths

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Part of a series of teachings on the text A Brief Presentation of the Grounds and Paths of the Perfection Vehicle, Essence of the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Jetsun Lobsang Dadrin (1867-1937). The questions for a quiz on the Fundamental Vehicle portion of the teachings.

  1. What are the differences between the path of Fundamental Vehicle practitioners and those on the path of bodhisattvas?

  2. Explain Nagarjuna’s verse: “All [phenomena] are real, unreal, real and unreal, and not real or unreal. This is what Buddha taught.”

  3. Why did the Buddha teach those four positions?

  4. What is the relationship between the eight types of Fundamental Vehicle aryas and the five Fundamental Vehicle paths?

  5. What is the relationship between the eight Fundamental Vehicle grounds and the five Fundamental Vehicle paths?

  6. What is the demarcation of entering each of the five Fundamental Vehicle paths?

  7. Make an outline of all the types of exalted wisdom of the Fundamental Vehicle path of seeing and describe what each is or does.

  8. Make an outline of all the types of exalted wisdom of the Fundamental Vehicle path of meditation and describe what each is or does.

  9. How are nirvana with remainder and without remainder explained in the common approach? In which order do they occur and why?

  10. Explain the ten points by which Asanga explained the three characteristics and how does meditating on those points affect your mind?

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