Trivia Quiz: Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Bhagavad Gita?

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  • 1. 

    Name of Chapter 6 of Gita is –

    • A.

      Dhyana Yoga

    • B.

      Karma Samnyasa Yoga

    • C.

      Sankhya Yoga

    • D.

      Karma Yoga

    Correct Answer
    A. Dhyana Yoga
    Explanation
    Chapter 6 of the Gita is titled "Dhyana Yoga" because it focuses on the practice of meditation and the importance of attaining a state of focused concentration. In this chapter, Lord Krishna explains the various techniques and methods of meditation, emphasizing the need for self-discipline and control of the mind. The chapter also explores the benefits of meditation, such as inner peace, self-realization, and the ability to detach oneself from material desires. Overall, Chapter 6 delves deep into the practice of meditation as a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

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  • 2. 

    One who has achieved mastery over his senses and mind is called (6.4)

    • A.

      Arjuna

    • B.

      Dharmatma

    • C.

      Ajnani

    • D.

      Yogarudha

    Correct Answer
    D. Yogarudha
    Explanation
    Yogarudha is the correct answer because it refers to someone who has attained mastery over their senses and mind through the practice of yoga. This term indicates a person who has achieved a high level of self-control and discipline, allowing them to transcend the distractions and desires of the senses. It signifies a state of being where one is firmly established in the practice of yoga and has gained complete control over their physical and mental faculties.

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  • 3. 

    Yoga is not for one who eats too much nor for one who abstains too much from eating, neither for one who sleeps too much nor is wakeful

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that yoga is not suitable for individuals who have extreme eating habits or sleeping patterns. It implies that a balanced lifestyle is necessary for practicing yoga effectively. Therefore, the correct answer is True, as it aligns with the statement's message.

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  • 4. 

    As a lamp placed in a windless place does not flicker – is used to describe

    • A.

      A yogi who eats no food

    • B.

      A yogi of controlled mind.

    • C.

      A person who is unable to control the senses

    • D.

      A person who is always awake

    Correct Answer
    B. A yogi of controlled mind.
    Explanation
    This phrase "As a lamp placed in a windless place does not flicker" is used to describe a yogi of controlled mind. The analogy suggests that just as a lamp in a windless place remains steady and does not flicker, a yogi with a controlled mind remains calm and unaffected by external disturbances. This implies that the yogi has mastered the art of controlling their thoughts and emotions, maintaining a state of inner peace and stability.

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  • 5. 

    A mind is controlled when

    • A.

      The person is able to fulfill all desires.

    • B.

      The person attempts to satisfy all sense needs.

    • C.

      It rests in the self alone and is free from longing and all desires.

    • D.

      When the person is able to go without food for 2 days

    Correct Answer
    C. It rests in the self alone and is free from longing and all desires.
    Explanation
    When a mind rests in the self alone and is free from longing and all desires, it indicates a state of control. This suggests that the person has achieved a level of detachment from material desires and is content with the present moment. By being free from longing and desires, the mind is not easily swayed or influenced by external factors, allowing for a sense of control and inner peace.

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  • 6. 

    He who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, he never gets separated from Me, no do I get separated from him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that if someone is able to perceive the divine presence in everything and sees everything as a part of the divine, they will never feel separated from the divine. Likewise, the divine will never be separated from them. This implies a deep spiritual connection and unity between the individual and the divine.

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  • 7. 

    Who sees all with impartiality?

    • A.

      He who is able to follow rituals and fasting

    • B.

      He who partakes in satsangs

    • C.

      He who attains Deeksha and wears the robe of a Sanyasi

    • D.

      He who sees self abiding in all creatures and all creatures in Self.

    Correct Answer
    D. He who sees self abiding in all creatures and all creatures in Self.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He who sees self abiding in all creatures and all creatures in Self." This answer suggests that someone who is able to see themselves in all living beings and sees all living beings within themselves is the one who sees all with impartiality. This implies a deep level of empathy, understanding, and interconnectedness with all beings, allowing for a non-biased and inclusive perspective.

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  • 8. 

    Krishna agrees that mind is restless and difficult to control but it can be controlled through

    • A.

      By fasting and through prayers

    • B.

      By practice and dispassion

    • C.

      By keeping vigil at night for 108 days

    • D.

      By fulfilling all the desires of the mind

    Correct Answer
    B. By practice and dispassion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "By practice and dispassion." This means that Krishna believes that the mind can be controlled through consistent practice and by cultivating a sense of detachment or dispassion towards worldly desires and attachments. This suggests that through disciplined practice and a detached mindset, one can gain control over the restless and wandering nature of the mind.

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  • 9. 

    What happens to those Yogis who are fallen?

    • A.

      They end up taking birth as animals.

    • B.

      Thy are again born in the home of pure and wise yogis

    • C.

      They end up in hell.

    • D.

      They are born in poor families.

    Correct Answer
    B. Thy are again born in the home of pure and wise yogis
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, when Yogis fall, they are reborn in the home of pure and wise yogis. This suggests that despite their fall, they are given another chance to be surrounded by individuals who can guide and support them in their spiritual journey. It implies that there is a belief in the possibility of redemption and growth even after making mistakes or losing their way.

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  • 10. 

    To make the mind single-pointed in meditation, one should

    • A.

      Little by little make mind abide in self

    • B.

      Should act fast by sitting for hours in meditation.

    • C.

      Should remove all those things from home that distract the mind.

    • D.

      Should withdraw to a cave in the Himalayas.

    Correct Answer
    A. Little by little make mind abide in self
    Explanation
    To make the mind single-pointed in meditation, one should gradually train the mind to focus solely on the self. This means gradually reducing distractions and thoughts that pull the mind away from its center. By practicing meditation consistently and patiently, the mind becomes more and more absorbed in its own essence, leading to a state of single-pointedness. This approach emphasizes the gradual and steady progress in cultivating a focused and concentrated mind.

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  • 11. 

    Krishna advices moderation in fasting and other rituals (6.16)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in verse 6.16 of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advises moderation in fasting and other rituals. He emphasizes that one should not abstain from food completely nor eat excessively, but rather maintain a balanced approach. This is in line with the overall message of the Gita, which promotes finding a middle path and avoiding extremes in all aspects of life.

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  • 12. 

    Krishna supports those people who do not eat and torture body in the name of fasting (6.16)

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. According to Bhagavad Gita 6.16, Lord Krishna supports those individuals who are able to control their senses and maintain a balanced lifestyle, including moderation in eating and taking care of their bodies. He does not support those who torture their bodies or engage in extreme fasting practices. Therefore, the correct answer is "No".

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  • 13. 

    The real test for one who has conquered Self is (6.8)

    • A.

      To remain working

    • B.

      To show equanimity in profit and loss

    • C.

      To keep nirjala (without water) fasting

    • D.

      To remain in solitude

    Correct Answer
    B. To show equanimity in profit and loss
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To show equanimity in profit and loss". This means that the true test for someone who has conquered themselves is to remain balanced and unaffected by both success and failure. It implies that they are able to maintain a state of calmness and stability regardless of the outcome, not allowing external circumstances to disturb their inner peace. This demonstrates a high level of self-control and detachment from material gains or losses.

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  • 14. 

    Krishna says that a man of perfection regards all relationship with equal love (6.9)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Krishna, a man of perfection regards all relationships with equal love. This means that such a person treats everyone around them with the same level of care and affection, regardless of their relationship or social status. They do not discriminate or favor one person over another, but instead, they show unconditional love and respect to all. This attitude reflects a higher level of consciousness and spiritual growth, where one recognizes the inherent divinity in every individual and treats them accordingly. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    A self realized soul gives importance to stone and not to gold (6.8)

    • A.

      True – because for him stone is better

    • B.

      False – because for him stone and gold are the same

    Correct Answer
    B. False – because for him stone and gold are the same
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false because a self-realized soul does not differentiate between stone and gold. They understand that material possessions hold no real value or significance in the grand scheme of things. To them, both stone and gold are ultimately the same, as they prioritize spiritual growth and inner realization over material wealth.

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  • 16. 

    Free from hope is essential to control the mind (6.10)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that being free from hope is necessary in order to have control over the mind. This implies that having hope can distract or hinder one's ability to control their thoughts and emotions. By letting go of hope, individuals can focus on the present moment and have better control over their mind.

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  • 17. 

    To meditate Seat made of ----- is advised by Krishna

    • A.

      Those that is dried after removing paddy or rice

    • B.

      Tulsi leaves

    • C.

      Kusha or Durva Grass

    • D.

      Arka leaves

    Correct Answer
    C. Kusha or Durva Grass
    Explanation
    Kusha or Durva grass is advised by Krishna as a seat for meditation. This grass is known for its spiritual significance in Hinduism and is believed to have purifying properties. It is commonly used as a seat during religious rituals and meditation practices. The use of Kusha or Durva grass as a seat is believed to enhance focus, concentration, and spiritual connection during meditation.

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  • 18. 

    Does Arjuna ask any question in chapter 6?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, Arjuna does ask questions in chapter 6. In this chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna seeks guidance from Lord Krishna on how to control the restless mind and attain self-realization. He expresses his doubts and concerns, asking for clarification and guidance on various spiritual practices such as meditation and controlling the mind. Through his questions, Arjuna shows his willingness to learn and understand the path to spiritual enlightenment.

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  • 19. 

    Arjuna has his doubts regarding whether it is easy to control the mind?

    • A.

      True – Arjuna thinks mind is fickle, turbulent, violent and obstinate and it is difficult to control – attempting to control it is like controlling the wind.

    • B.

      False – Arjuna thinks it is easy to control mind through self control, brahmacharya and through meditation.

    Correct Answer
    A. True – Arjuna thinks mind is fickle, turbulent, violent and obstinate and it is difficult to control – attempting to control it is like controlling the wind.
    Explanation
    Arjuna believes that the mind is fickle, turbulent, violent, and obstinate, making it difficult to control. He compares attempting to control the mind to controlling the wind, implying that it is a challenging task.

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