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#1. Which source of knowledge is given priority in Advaita Vedanta?
Upamana (analogy based on comparable situations)
Shabda (testimony from reliable sources or scripture)
#2. Which of the following was not a teacher of Vedanta?
#3. What is a pramana?
A reliable source of knowledge
An argument against an opposing school of thought
#4. Which of the following is NOT one of the maha-vakyas, or ‘great sayings’ from the Upanishads?
Ayam atma brahma
Tat tvam asi
Na tva evaham jatu nasam
Sarvam khalv idam brahma
#5. What are the sad darshanas?
Shankaracharya’s key teachings
Six orthodox Indian philosophical systems or schools of thought
Good or pure motivations behind action
Unhappy visions of conditioned souls
#6. What do the Sanskrit words aham brahmasmi from the Chandogya Upanishad mean?
I am brahman
Now let us enquire into brahman
I have brahman in me
Brahman is one
May I become a brahman
#7. What is the literal translation of advaita?
#8. What is the best means to escape suffering and gain liberation according to Shankara?
#9. What three foundational texts known as the prasthana-traya, form the basis of the Vedanta schools of philosophy?
The Vedas, the Dharma-sutras, and the Puranas
The Vedas, Yoga-sutras, and the Samkhya-Karika
The Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahma-sutras
The Upanishads, the Dharma-sutras, and the Yoga-sutras
#10. How many sutras does the Brahma-sutras have?
#11. What are the Brahma-sutras (also called the Vedanta sutras)?
An early text on yoga
A Sanskrit text that summarises the teachings of the Upanishads
A hymn in glorification of the Brahmanas or priestly caste.
A collection of sacred stories about Lord Brahma