How well do you know Advaita Vedanta?


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#1 What are the sad darshanas?

#2 What is a pramana?

#3 Which of the following was not a teacher of Vedanta?

#4 What three foundational texts known as the prasthana-traya, form the basis of the Vedanta schools of philosophy?

#5 What is the literal translation of advaita?

#6 Which source of knowledge is given priority in Advaita Vedanta?

#7 What are the Brahma-sutras (also called the Vedanta sutras)?

#8 How many sutras does the Brahma-sutras have?

#9 What do the Sanskrit words aham brahmasmi from the Chandogya Upanishad mean?

#10 Which of the following is NOT one of the maha-vakyas, or ‘great sayings’ from the Upanishads?

#11 What is the best means to escape suffering and gain liberation according to Shankara?