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Section 3

In this section, you will respond to 60 multiple choice questions on the Katha Walkthrough of Gadhada II-25, and the two Satsang sessions on Scriptures, and Bhagatji Maharaj.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Finish the following line: “Guru nu vachan ____ jhilvu."
    • A. 

      Khare-kharu

    • B. 

      Charanma

    • C. 

      Addhar

    • D. 

      Urma

  • 2. 
    Where was Bhagatji Maharaj born?
    • A. 

      Mahudha

    • B. 

      Mahuva

    • C. 

      Mahelav

    • D. 

      Manhattan

  • 3. 
    When was Bhagatji Maharaj born?
    • A. 

      Fagun Sud 15, 1885

    • B. 

      Fagun Sud 13, 1887

    • C. 

      Fagun Sud 14, 1885

    • D. 

      Kartik Sud 15, 1885

  • 4. 
    What was Bhagatji Maharaj’s childhood name?
    • A. 

      Pragatji Bhakta

    • B. 

      Jina Bhakta

    • C. 

      Dungar Bhakta

    • D. 

      Pragji Bhakta

  • 5. 
    What was Bhagatji by profession?
    • A. 

      Tailor

    • B. 

      Farmer

    • C. 

      Merchant

    • D. 

      Educator

  • 6. 
    Which Sant initiated Pragji Bhakta into Satsang?
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami

    • B. 

      Yoganand Swami

    • C. 

      Shukanand Swami

    • D. 

      Gopalanand Swami

  • 7. 
    For how many years did Pragji Bhakta do Samagam of Gopalanand Swami for?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      11 years

    • C. 

      18 years

    • D. 

      13 years

  • 8. 
    A true shishya should develop the ability to understand his/her guru’s _________.
    • A. 

      Agna

    • B. 

      Anuvrutti

    • C. 

      Icchha

    • D. 

      Divyata

  • 9. 
    In which Vachanamrut does Shriji Maharaj explain the characteristics of affection?
    • A. 

      Gadhada I-22

    • B. 

      Vartal 12

    • C. 

      Vartal 11

    • D. 

      Kariyani 11

  • 10. 
    Who wanted Krishna Bhagwan to stay with them and not leave for Mathura?
    • A. 

      The Gopis

    • B. 

      The Villagers

    • C. 

      The Devas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Whose Mahima was Bhagatji Maharaj fearless in spreading?
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami

    • B. 

      Gopalanand Swami

    • C. 

      Nishkulanand Swami

    • D. 

      Shastriji Maharaj

  • 12. 
    Once Pragji Bhakta accepted Gunatitanand Swami as His Guru, He served Him through all of the following except?
    • A. 

      Man

    • B. 

      Vachan

    • C. 

      Karma

    • D. 

      Dharma

  • 13. 
    There was a Sadhu who remained obstinate in his own understanding of upasana. He was difficult to convince of Aksharbrahma's mahima. Gunatitanand Swami commanded Pragji Bhakta to do Katha to this Sadhu. What was the Sadhu's name?
    • A. 

      Purushottamanand Swami

    • B. 

      Nirvikalpanand Swami

    • C. 

      Pavitranand Swami

    • D. 

      Paramchaitanyanand Swami

  • 14. 
    Who gave Pragji Bhakta poisoned ladoos to eat?
    • A. 

      Kothari Kunjhviharidas

    • B. 

      Gordhanbhai Kothari

    • C. 

      Pavitranand Swami

    • D. 

      Vignanand Swami

  • 15. 
    Which Vachanamrut did Bhagatji Maharaj explain to Pavitranand Swami?
    • A. 

      Vartal 11

    • B. 

      Panchala 5

    • C. 

      Loya 2

    • D. 

      Bhugol-Khagol

  • 16. 
    Who, according to Shriji Maharaj, is the greatest of the following types of people ?
    • A. 

      A Tyagi (renunciant) who is physically detached, but mentally attached, to the vishays

    • B. 

      A householder who is physically attached, but mentally detached, to the vishays

    • C. 

      They are both equal

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What does the Sant not have, that enables him to speak the truth and lead us to God?
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Selfish motives

    • C. 

      Lust

    • D. 

      Anger

  • 18. 
    In a live Sabha, with the Sadhu present, Swamishri praises a Sadhu for being nirvasnik (one who does not harbor a single desire). Who is that Sadhu?
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami

    • B. 

      Doctor Swami

    • C. 

      Sant Swami

    • D. 

      Yogiji Maharaj

  • 19. 
    What, according to Bapa, should we do, in order to attain everything and stay happy?
    • A. 

      Bhajan

    • B. 

      Katha

    • C. 

      Seva

    • D. 

      Become a Sadhu

  • 20. 
    A true guru tells us ______________________________ for our benefit?
    • A. 

      The truth, because it makes us feel good

    • B. 

      A lie, to make us feel good

    • C. 

      The bitter truth, to eradicate our Swabhavs

    • D. 

      A lie, to make us feel bad

  • 21. 
    What is the only way that we are able to keep awareness of our own flaws?
    • A. 

      Guru and Haribhakto

    • B. 

      Satsang Reading

    • C. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj Vrat

    • D. 

      There is no way

  • 22. 
    According to the Bhajan Bapa refers to, how does Satsang 'taste' when we first begin experiencing it?
    • A. 

      Sweet

    • B. 

      Bitter

    • C. 

      Hot/spicy

    • D. 

      Neutral

  • 23. 
    How does Bapa say satsang should 'taste' after we gain the fruits properly?
    • A. 

      Sweet (as a mango)

    • B. 

      Sweet (as sugar)

    • C. 

      Sweet (as a cupcake)

    • D. 

      Neutral

  • 24. 
    According to the Vachanamrut Nirupan by Bapa, what is one thing that the true Sant stops us from doing?
    • A. 

      Eating out

    • B. 

      Doing what our mind wishes

    • C. 

      Taking Abhav avgun

    • D. 

      Sleeping excessively

  • 25. 
    How should we always percieve what the Satpurush says, even if it is bitter?
    • A. 

      It is for our own benefit

    • B. 

      Divine

    • C. 

      Ordinary

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    According to Bapa, the Sant is an enemy to our what?
    • A. 

      Soul

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Body

  • 27. 
    According to Bapa, the Sant is a friend to our what?
    • A. 

      Soul

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Body

  • 28. 
    Which fruit is refenced in the bhajan pertaining to how satsang should taste 'sweet'?
    • A. 

      Apple

    • B. 

      Banana

    • C. 

      Pineapple

    • D. 

      Mango

  • 29. 
    Shriji Maharaj has taken the essence of which Hindu scripture (one of many) and condensed it into what we know as the Vachanamrut?
    • A. 

      Mahabharat

    • B. 

      Ramayan

    • C. 

      Vedas

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    Of which Mandir was Gunatitanand Swami the Mahant?
    • A. 

      Junagadh

    • B. 

      Gadhada

    • C. 

      Vadtal

    • D. 

      Sarangpur

  • 31. 
    How long was Gunatitanand Swami was the Mahant of the mandir?
    • A. 

      20 Years

    • B. 

      30 Years

    • C. 

      35 Years

    • D. 

      40 Years

  • 32. 
    Who wrote the Shikshapatri?
    • A. 

      Shriji Maharaj

    • B. 

      Shriji Maharaj and a few Paramhansas

    • C. 

      Shatanand Muni

    • D. 

      Gopalanand Swami

  • 33. 
    Of how many shlokas does the Shikshapatri consist?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      212

    • C. 

      216

    • D. 

      273

  • 34. 
    Where was the Shikshapatri written?
    • A. 

      Gadhada

    • B. 

      Sarangpur

    • C. 

      Amdavad

    • D. 

      Vartal

  • 35. 
    Which is NOT one of the locations referred to in the Vachanamrut?
    • A. 

      Ashlali

    • B. 

      Amdavad

    • C. 

      Panchala

    • D. 

      Junagadh

  • 36. 
    Who is NOT one of the Paramhansas who helped scribe the Vachanamrut?
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami

    • B. 

      Nityanand Swami

    • C. 

      Muktanand Swami

    • D. 

      Gopalanand Swami

  • 37. 
    In the library of which University is the Shikshapatri currently displayed?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Oxford

    • C. 

      Cambridge

    • D. 

      Bangalore

  • 38. 
    To whom did Shriji Maharaj give the Shikshapatri as a gift?
    • A. 

      Bishop Heber

    • B. 

      Governor James Walker

    • C. 

      Sir Jon Malcolm

    • D. 

      Sir Charles Barkley

  • 39. 
    Which larger text is the famed 'Chosath Padi' a part of?
    • A. 

      Bhaktachintamani

    • B. 

      Shri Harileelaamrut

    • C. 

      Shri Hari Leela Kalpataru

    • D. 

      Nishkulanand Kavya

  • 40. 
    Which scripture did Shastriji Maharaj have Narayanswarupdas read to him when he fell ill?
    • A. 

      Vachanamrut

    • B. 

      Bhaktachintamamani

    • C. 

      Nishkulanand Kavya

    • D. 

      Purushottam Prakash

  • 41. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “Where can one find all the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage?” 
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • B. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Gunatitanand Swami

    • C. 

      Haribhakta to Swamishri

    • D. 

      Shastriji Maharaj to Gunatitanand Swami

  • 42. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “You will become blind on account of the heat of the lime!”
    • A. 

      Devotees to Shastriji Maharaj

    • B. 

      Devotees to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • C. 

      Shastriji Maharaj to Swamishri

    • D. 

      Soma Bhagat to Bhagatji Maharaj

  • 43. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “I want to please Swami. I have dedicated my life in the service of Swami.”
    • A. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Devotees

    • B. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Vignanand Swami

    • C. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Devotees

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “Swami, I am telling you the truth. Until you don’t understand Gunatitanand Swami to be Akshar, you will not go to Akshardham, you will not get kalyan.”
    • A. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Vignanand Swami

    • B. 

      Devotees to Pavitranand Swami

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Pavitranand Swami

  • 45. 
    “Swami, have to Shriji Maharaj Akshardham ma thi ave, to pan mane vimukh kari shake em nathi.”
    • A. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Pavitranand Swami

    • B. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Atmanand Swami

    • C. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Pavitranand Swami

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 46. 
    “I am overflowing with gnan, but I have yet to find a worthy person to receive it.”
    • A. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Devotees

    • B. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “You will earn lots of money and will be blessed by great Sadhus even while leading the life of a householder.”
    • A. 

      Shriji Maharaj to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • B. 

      Shastriji Maharaj to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • C. 

      Gunatitanand Swami to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 48. 
    Who is speaking to whom: “I have learnt from you and Sadguru Gopalanand Swami that there is no real happiness in wealth and women. Please lead me to your dwelling place and bless me with your gnan and make me a true Satsangi.”
    • A. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Gunatitanand Swami

    • B. 

      Shastriji Maharaj to Bhagatji Maharaj

    • C. 

      Bhagatji Maharaj to Shriji Maharaj

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    What is the most important thing we have to understand about seva? 
    • A. 

      Mahima

    • B. 

      How it rids us of our Swabhavs

    • C. 

      How easy it is if we put our minds to it

    • D. 

      How at this age we have the capability to do much more

  • 50. 
    Nishkulanand Swami wrote which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Chosath Padi

    • B. 

      Vachanamrut

    • C. 

      Bhaktachintamani

    • D. 

      Bhaktachintamani and Chosath Padi

  • 51. 
    What 3 scriptures should we read daily according to our guru’s agna? 
    • A. 

      Harililamrut, Vachanamrut, Swamini Vato

    • B. 

      Shikshapatri, Vachanamrut, Satsangijivan

    • C. 

      Shikshapatri, Bhaktachintamani, Swamini Vato

    • D. 

      Swamini Vato, Vachanamrut, Shikshapatri

  • 52. 
    Whose samagam did Pragji Bhakta do before Gunatitanand Swami? wami?
    • A. 

      Nishkulanand Swami

    • B. 

      Atmanand Swami

    • C. 

      Gopalanand Swami

    • D. 

      Brahmanand Swami

  • 53. 
    Why was Bhagatji Maharaj excommunicated? 
    • A. 

      He didn’t do any seva

    • B. 

      He claimed to be Akshar

    • C. 

      He told everyone Gunatitanand Swami was Akshar

    • D. 

      He liked to eat lots of ladvas

  • 54. 
    Who cut off his thumb and is remembered today for the sacrifice he made for his guru? 
    • A. 

      Nachiketa

    • B. 

      Dhruv

    • C. 

      Eklavya

    • D. 

      Satyakam Jabali

  • 55. 
    What are two ways to develop absolute faith in Shriji Maharaj and the satpurush? 
    • A. 

      Scriptures and Bhakti

    • B. 

      Katha and Bhakti

    • C. 

      Scriptures and Katha

    • D. 

      Dharma and Bhakti

  • 56. 
    What are two other Vachanamruts that state the importance and need of Akshar along with Loya 12? 
    • A. 

      Gadhada III-7 and Gadhada I-10

    • B. 

      Gadhada I-71 and Gadhada I-10

    • C. 

      Gadhada I-71 and Gadhada III-7

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 57. 
    The Pad Maharaj wrote in which His divine form and abode describes is...
    • A. 

      Sarve Sakhi Jivan Jovā Ne Chālo Re

    • B. 

      Sajni Sambhālo Re

    • C. 

      Bolyā Shri Hari Re

    • D. 

      Dhanya Dhanya E Sant Sujān

  • 58. 
    The concept that Maharaj incarnated on earth to redeem jivas is a core Hindu concept and it is known as... 
    • A. 

      Sākār

    • B. 

      Avatārvad

    • C. 

      Kalyān

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 59. 
    Maharaj in Vachanamrut Gadhada II-13 has said that His form in his abode is like that of 
    • A. 

      A youth or young teenager.

    • B. 

      A child or young Balak.

    • C. 

      A bodybuilder.

    • D. 

      A deva.

  • 60. 
    The reason our divyabhav decreases is because of our ‘evil instincts'. What are our evil instincts? 
    • A. 

      Panchvishays

    • B. 

      Swabhavs

    • C. 

      Panch Vartman

    • D. 

      Manushyabhav