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Merit Quiz. What is the Pali for merit?. A. puṇya B. puñña C. paññā. Wrong!. The correct answer was puñña. Puṇya is the Sanskrit term for merit. Paññā is the Pali word for ‘wisdom’. Puggala is the Pali word for ‘person’. Next Question. Correct!.

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what is the pali for merit
What is the Pali for merit?

A. puṇya

B. puñña

C. paññā

wrong
Wrong!
  • The correct answer was puñña.
  • Puṇya is the Sanskrit term for merit.
  • Paññāis the Pali word for ‘wisdom’.
  • Puggala is the Pali word for ‘person’.

Next Question

correct
Correct!
  • Puñña is the Pali term for merit.
  • Puṇya is the Sanskrit term for merit.
  • Paññāis the Pali word for ‘wisdom’.
  • Puggala is the Pali word for ‘person’.

Next Question

wrong1
Wrong!
  • In brahmanical society it was initially understood in terms of ritual behaviour. If one performed a certain ritual action it would have a specific result.
  • Notions about the nature of karma evolved with the progression of brahmanicaland Buddhist thought. The association of karma with all intentional acts occurred later in time.

Next Question

correct1
Correct!
  • In brahmanical society it was initially understood in terms of ritual behaviour. If one performed a certain ritual action it would have a specific result.
  • Notions about the nature of karma evolved with the progression of brahmanicaland Buddhist thought. The association of karma with all intentional acts occurred later in time.

Next Question

what are the bases of merit
What are the bases of merit?

A. dāna, sīla, bhāvana

B. paññā, sīla, samādhi

C. lobha, dosa, moha

wrong2
Wrong!
  • Dāna, sīla, bhāvana or generosity, ethical conduct and meditation are the 3 Bases of Merit.
  • Paññā, sīla, samādhi are three aspects of the Eightfold Path.
  • Lobha, dosa, mohaorgreed, hatred and delusion are known as the three fires- the roots of unwholesome actions.

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Correct!
  • Dāna, sīla, bhāvana or generosity, ethical conduct and meditation are the 3 Bases of Merit.
  • Paññā, sīla, samādhi are three aspects of the Eightfold Path.
  • Lobha, dosa, mohaorgreed, hatred and delusion are known as the three fires- the roots of unwholesome actions.

Next Question

wrong3
Wrong!
  • Dāna can be seen as a basis for the relationship between the laity and Saṅgha.
  • The laity supports the Saṅgha by providing material support such as giving monks food on their alms round, donations of robes and the eight requisites, and money to support the monastery.
  • The Saṅgha support the laity by providing a field of merit and teaching the Dhamma.

Next Question

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Correct!
  • Dāna can be seen as a basis for the relationship between the laity and Saṅgha.
  • The laity supports the Saṅgha by providing material support such as giving monks food on their alms round, donations of robes and the eight requisites, and money to support the monastery.
  • The Saṅgha support the laity by providing a field of merit and teaching the Dhamma.

Next Question

what makes a monk a field of merit
What makes a monk a field of merit?

A. Being a man

B. Being the Abbot of a monastery

C. Living by the rules of the vinaya

wrong4
Wrong!
  • In order to be a ‘field of merit’ a monk (or nun) must live by the rules set out in the vinaya.
  • Higher standing monks/nun with many accomplishments, such as being skilled at meditation or being the abbot, will make them a greater field of merit.
  • For some it is believed that monks have a higher field of merit than nuns.

Next Question

correct4
Correct!
  • In order to be a ‘field of merit’ a monk (or nun) must live by the rules set out in the vinaya.
  • Higher standing monks/nun with many accomplishments, such as being skilled at meditation or being the abbot, will make them a greater field of merit.
  • For some it is believed that monks have a higher field of merit than nuns.

Next Question

what is not one of the five precepts
What is NOT one of the Five Precepts?

A. Refrain from taking what is not given

B. Refrain from eating meat

C. Refrain from false speech

wrong5
Wrong!
  • The Five Precepts are:
  • Refrain from harming living creatures
  • Refrain from taking what is not given
  • Refrain from sexual misconduct
  • Refrain from false speech
  • Refrain from intoxicants that cause heedlessness.

Although one should not harm living creatures the five precepts do not prohibit the eating of meat.

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Correct!
  • The Five Precepts are:
  • Refrain from harming living creatures
  • Refrain from taking what is not given
  • Refrain from sexual misconduct
  • Refrain from false speech
  • Refrain from intoxicants that cause heedlessness.

Although one should not harm living creatures the five precepts do not prohibit the eating of meat.

Next Question

which of the following are categorised in the eight fold path as being s la
Which of the following are categorised in the Eight-Fold Path as being Sīla

A. Right view, right intention, right livelihood

B. Right speech, right action, right livelihood

C. Right speech, right view, right action

wrong6
Wrong!
  • The steps of the Eight-fold path considered to be sīla are right speech, right action, right livelihood.
  • Right view and right intention fall under the category of wisdom (prajña/pañña).
  • Right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration fall under the category of concentration (samādhi)

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correct6
Correct!
  • The steps of the Eight-fold path considered to be sīla are right speech, right action, right livelihood.
  • Right view and right intention fall under the category of wisdom (prajña/pañña).
  • Right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration fall under the category of concentration (samādhi)

Next Question

what forms of bh vana can the laity perform
What forms of bhāvana can the laity perform

A. Pilgrimage

B. Give offerings of flowers

C. Prostrations

correct7
Correct!
  • All of the answers are correct.
  • This is because for the laity acts of cultivation focus on devotion. This is because they create religious states of mind.
  • The acts mentioned could also be performed by monks in order to generate merit.
wrong7
Wrong!
  • There are four rules that if broken result in the immediate dismissal of a monk or nun:
  • Engaging in sexual intercourse
  • Taking what is not given
  • Taking human life , or persuading someone else to take human life
  • False claims of spiritual attainments.

Next Question

correct8
Correct!
  • There are four rules that if broken result in the immediate dismissal of a monk or nun:
  • Engaging in sexual intercourse
  • Taking what is not given
  • Taking human life , or persuading someone else to take human life
  • False claims of spiritual attainments.

Next Question

what is pattanumod na
What is pattanumodāna?

A. Generosity

B. Rejoicing in the merit of others

C. Despairing in the merit of others

wrong8
Wrong!
  • Pattanumodāna is rejoicing in the merit of others.
  • Merit can be gained through witnessing the meritorious deeds of others. If an individual witnesses a good deed and is pleasantly struck by the generosity of the act they too will receive merit.
  • It is customary at the end of Buddhist ceremonies or donations to see merit transferred to others. This act allows all present to rejoice in the merit and therefore become recipients of merit.
correct9
Correct!
  • Pattanumodāna is rejoicing in the merit of others.
  • Merit can be gained through witnessing the meritorious deeds of others. If an individual witnesses a good deed and is pleasantly struck by the generosity of the act they too will receive merit.
  • It is customary at the end of Buddhist ceremonies or donations to see merit transferred to others. This act allows all present to rejoice in the merit and therefore become recipients of merit.
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