How Well Do You Actually Know About Bhagavad Gita?

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How Well Do You Know About Bhagavad Gita? This is a sermon that was originally written in Sanskrit and has been translated to over 100 languages so far so that its teaching can reach people of all languages, not just Indians. Did you know that there were more people to hear the sermon directly from Lord Krishna? Take this test and get to see who they are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of chapter 3 of Gita?

    • A.

      Samkhya Yoga

    • B.

      Karma Yoga

    • C.

      Bhakti Yoga

    • D.

      Purushottama Yoga

    Correct Answer
    B. Karma Yoga
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Karma Yoga. This chapter of the Gita focuses on the concept of selfless action and the importance of performing one's duties without attachment to the results. It emphasizes the idea that by performing actions without seeking personal gain or reward, one can attain spiritual growth and liberation.

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  • 2. 

    Arjuna says he is confused in chapter 3 because

    • A.

      Krishna said knowledge is superior to action but Krishna is still asking Arjuna to perform action instead of seeking knowledge.

    • B.

      Krishna said he can perform action and do Sanyasa after completing his work.

    • C.

      Arjuna thinks all actions are performed by the individual out his will and he can live without performing any action.

    • D.

      He doubts the teaching of Sri Krishna.

    Correct Answer
    A. Krishna said knowledge is superior to action but Krishna is still asking Arjuna to perform action instead of seeking knowledge.
    Explanation
    Arjuna is confused in chapter 3 because Krishna's teachings seem contradictory. Krishna initially states that knowledge is superior to action, yet he continues to urge Arjuna to perform actions instead of seeking knowledge. This contradiction causes Arjuna to doubt Krishna's teachings and raises confusion in his mind.

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  • 3. 

    Desire is conquered by the Knowledge of

    • A.

      Rituals

    • B.

      Pujas

    • C.

      Action

    • D.

      Self

    Correct Answer
    D. Self
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Self." This suggests that desire can be conquered by having self-awareness and understanding of one's own desires and motivations. By gaining knowledge and insight into oneself, individuals can better understand and control their desires, leading to a sense of fulfillment and contentment.

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  • 4. 

    Three seats of desire are

    • A.

      Wisdom, vision, speech

    • B.

      Senses, mind, intellect

    • C.

      Senses, speech, vision

    • D.

      Intellect, wisdom, mind

    Correct Answer
    B. Senses, mind, intellect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Senses, mind, intellect." This answer aligns with the concept of desire and its components. Desires are typically driven by the senses, as they perceive external stimuli. The mind plays a crucial role in processing and interpreting these sensory inputs, which further fuels desire. Lastly, the intellect comes into play by analyzing and evaluating the desires, leading to decision-making and action. Therefore, the combination of senses, mind, and intellect accurately represents the seats of desire.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following Shloka is found in Chapter 3?

    • A.

      Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer in sacrifice, whatever you give, whatever you practice as austerity, O Kaunteya, do it as an offering to Me.

    • B.

      But, single minded devotion can I, of this form, be known and seen in reality and also entered into.

    • C.

      As fire is enveloped by smoke, as mirror by dust, as an embryo by the womb, so this wisdom is enveloped by desire and anger.

    • D.

      The same in honor and dishonor, the same to friend and foe; abandoning all undertakings – he is said to have crossed beyond the Gunas.

    Correct Answer
    C. As fire is enveloped by smoke, as mirror by dust, as an embryo by the womb, so this wisdom is enveloped by desire and anger.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As fire is enveloped by smoke, as mirror by dust, as an embryo by the womb, so this wisdom is enveloped by desire and anger." This shloka is found in Chapter 3. This verse illustrates how desire and anger can cloud one's wisdom and understanding, just like smoke envelops fire or dust covers a mirror. It emphasizes the importance of overcoming these negative emotions in order to attain true wisdom and enlightenment.

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  • 6. 

    The two-fold path mentioned in Chapter 3

    • A.

      Path of knowledge and Path of Action

    • B.

      Path of seeking and path of spirituality

    • C.

      Path of morality and path of ethics

    • D.

      Path of spiritual fulfillment and path of inaction

    Correct Answer
    A. Path of knowledge and Path of Action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Path of knowledge and Path of Action". In Chapter 3, the two-fold path refers to the combination of knowledge and action as a means to attain spiritual enlightenment. The path of knowledge involves gaining wisdom, understanding, and self-realization through learning and contemplation. The path of action, on the other hand, emphasizes the importance of performing one's duties and responsibilities in a selfless and detached manner. By integrating both knowledge and action, individuals can strive for spiritual growth and fulfillment.

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  • 7. 

    Who is a hypocrite?

    • A.

      One who is not ready to fight for dharma.

    • B.

      One who runs away from battlefield.

    • C.

      Restrains the organs of action but sits thinking in the mind of sense objects

    • D.

      Strays from the path of action

    Correct Answer
    C. Restrains the organs of action but sits thinking in the mind of sense objects
    Explanation
    A hypocrite is someone who restrains their physical actions but continues to indulge in thoughts and desires related to sensory objects. This person appears to be practicing self-control and discipline by restraining their actions, but internally they are still attached to worldly pleasures and desires. They portray a false image of righteousness while their thoughts and intentions contradict their actions.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is true?

    • A.

      We can remain without performing any action.

    • B.

      We can only perform those action that are unselfish.

    • C.

      We can perform actions when we want

    • D.

      Not even for a moment passes without performing action.

    Correct Answer
    D. Not even for a moment passes without performing action.
    Explanation
    This answer is true because according to the statement, it is implied that we are constantly performing actions. The phrase "not even for a moment passes without performing action" suggests that there is no moment of inaction or rest. This implies that we are always engaged in some form of activity or action, whether it is physical or mental.

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  • 9. 

    Happy and right living is impossible if one comes under the sway of

    • A.

      Attachment and aversion

    • B.

      Lust and Adharma

    • C.

      Work and action

    • D.

      Solitude and hope

    Correct Answer
    A. Attachment and aversion
    Explanation
    Attachment and aversion refer to the strong emotional bonds and aversions that individuals develop towards people, objects, or situations. These attachments and aversions can cloud one's judgment and prevent them from making rational decisions. They can lead to suffering and prevent one from living a happy and righteous life. By being attached to certain things or people, individuals may become dependent on them, leading to disappointment and unhappiness when those attachments are broken. Similarly, strong aversions can create negativity and hinder one's ability to see things objectively. Therefore, it is essential to overcome attachment and aversion in order to live a happy and right life.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following shloka is not found in Chapter 3 of Gita

    • A.

      None can ever remain, even for a moment without performing action.

    • B.

      Ignorant men act from attachment to action

    • C.

      Renouncing all actions in Me, with the mind centered on the Self, free from hope and egoism, do fight.

    • D.

      Worlds up to the world of Brahma are subject to rebirth; but he who reaches me has no birth.

    Correct Answer
    D. Worlds up to the world of Brahma are subject to rebirth; but he who reaches me has no birth.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Worlds up to the world of Brahma are subject to rebirth; but he who reaches me has no birth." This shloka is not found in Chapter 3 of Gita.

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  • 11. 

    Name of a king that is mentioned in Chapter 3 of Gita

    • A.

      King Ambarisha

    • B.

      King Janaka

    • C.

      King Bali

    • D.

      King Shibhi

    Correct Answer
    B. King Janaka
    Explanation
    In Chapter 3 of the Gita, the name of a king that is mentioned is King Janaka.

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  • 12. 

    Who is highly esteemed?

    • A.

      One who works with desire for fruits.

    • B.

      One who works free from attachment.

    • C.

      One who performs rituals and pujas

    • D.

      One whose work is based on senses

    Correct Answer
    B. One who works free from attachment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One who works free from attachment." This means that a person who is highly esteemed is someone who is able to work without being attached to the outcome or the rewards. They do not seek personal gain or have any ulterior motives in their actions. They perform their duties selflessly and without expecting anything in return, which is a highly admirable quality.

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