How Empty Are You?

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How Empty Are You?

Emptiness in Buddhist philosophy


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which best describes emptiness?
    • A. 

      Nihilism

    • B. 

      Nothingness

    • C. 

      Somethingness

    • D. 

      Somewhere in between B and C

  • 2. 
    True or False: Plato is an advocate of Buddhist philosophy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the Sanskrit for 'Emptiness'?
    • A. 

      Sunhatya

    • B. 

      Sunyata

    • C. 

      Sunahata

    • D. 

      Sunyatha

  • 4. 
    Who is the author of the MMK, who's positions on emptiness include examples shown in Motion and Fire and Fuel? (omit accents)
  • 5. 
    Emptiness means phenomena are dependently arisen so it is a combination of things which determines the identity of an object.
    • A. 

      Yes, I agree with the above statement.

    • B. 

      Maybe, I partly agree with the above statement. Emptiness is dependently arisen but also can exist inherently, for example fuel can exist without fire.

    • C. 

      No, I disagree with the above statement. Emptiness means that phenomena have their own intrinsic existence, that's why it's called empty because they can exist on their own without anything else.

  • 6. 
    Why Emptiness?
    • A. 

      To help Buddhists on the path to Enlightenment

    • B. 

      To help Buddhists step closer towards escaping the cycle of Samsara and alleviate suffering

    • C. 

      What's the point in thinking everything is empty?

  • 7. 
    On the videos page, a Lama speaks about the emptiness of what household item?
    • A. 

      Flask

    • B. 

      Mug

    • C. 

      Cup

    • D. 

      Vacuum

  • 8. 
    The 5 Skandhas are made up of which things?
    • A. 

      Form, sensations, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness

    • B. 

      Form, sensations, eyesight, brain capacity, consciousness

    • C. 

      Form, feelings, perceptions, brain capacity, awareness

    • D. 

      Look, read, cover, write, check

  • 9. 
    The cycle of Samsara is which of the following?
    • A. 

      The cycle of suffering

    • B. 

      The wheel of Birth

    • C. 

      The circle of Life

  • 10. 
    What 'C' according to Buddhism often accompanies 'Emptiness'
    • A. 

      Coldness

    • B. 

      Compassion

    • C. 

      Coincidence

    • D. 

      Cuddles

  • 11. 
    I learned alot about Emptiness from this website.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know.

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