Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 2 - Part A

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Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 2 - Part A - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is Suta Goswami? (Hint SB:1.2.1)

    • A.

      Ugraśravā

    • B.

      Son of Romaharṣaṇa

    • C.

      One who spoke Srimad Bhagavatam for the second time at Naimisaranya to sages headed by Sage Saunaka

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Suta Goswami is all of the above. According to the hint SB:1.2.1, Suta Goswami is Ugraśravā, the son of Romaharṣaṇa. He is also the one who spoke Srimad Bhagavatam for the second time at Naimisaranya to the sages headed by Sage Saunaka. Therefore, all of the given options correctly describe Suta Goswami.

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the missing words to compete the sentence. Mention only the missing words in the text box. "Any lowborn person-be he a Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, Khasa or even lower-can be delivered to the highest transcendental position by the ____________________________."

    Correct Answer
    mercy of Vaisnavas
    mercy of Vaishnavas
    mercy of Vaisnava
    mercy of pure devotee
    mercy of pure devotees
    mercy of Bhagavatas
    mercy of Bhagavata
    Explanation
    Any lowborn person-be he a Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, Khasa or even lower-can be delivered to the highest transcendental position by the mercy of Vaisnavas, mercy of Vaishnavas, mercy of Vaisnava, mercy of pure devotee, mercy of pure devotees, mercy of Bhagavatas, mercy of Bhagavata.

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  • 3. 

    Srila Suta Goswami summarises Srimad Bhagavatam in his prayers as (Check all answers applicable)

    • A.

      Natural supplementary commentary on the cream of Vedas - Vedanta Sutra

    • B.

      Transcendental torchlight

    • C.

      Very confidential supplement to the Vedas (Purana)

    • D.

      Provides light for gross materialists to cross over the darkest regions of material existence

    • E.

      Can be explained by one who has become Bhagavata by realizing it

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Natural supplementary commentary on the cream of Vedas - Vedanta Sutra
    B. Transcendental torchlight
    C. Very confidential supplement to the Vedas (Purana)
    D. Provides light for gross materialists to cross over the darkest regions of material existence
    E. Can be explained by one who has become Bhagavata by realizing it
    Explanation
    This is explained in SB 1.2.3 verse
    Srila Suta goswami describes Srimad Bhagavatam was spoke by Sukadeva goswami

    svānubhāvam akhila-śruti-sāram ekam (Sruti Saram refers to Vedanta Sutra, which is cream of Vedic knowledge and Bhagavatam is a natural commentary on Vedanta Sutra.

    adhyātma-dīpam - It is the transcendental torchlight.

    purāṇa-guhyaṁ - It is most confidential Purana. Confidential because it gives most confidential knowledge. Similar to covered by Lord Krishna in 9th chapter of Bhagavad Gita.

    atititīrṣatāṁ tamo 'ndham - Provides light for gross materialists to cross over the darkest regions of material existence

    svānubhāvam akhila - Sukadeva goswami realized it by practicing and experiencing this transcendental knowledge before he explained it. Srila Prabhupada explains in the purport "Śrīla Śukadeva realized it personally and then explained it. By the mercy of Śrīla Śukadeva, the Bhāgavata-vedānta-sūtra is available for all those sincere souls who want to get out of material existence."

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  • 4. 

    What kind of questions are capable of completely satisfying the self?

    • A.

      One which can make you millionaire

    • B.

      One that relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa as He is the sum and substance of all the Vedic inquiries.

    • C.

      One that can eradicate all diseases from human existence

    • D.

      One that relate to the Vedas

    Correct Answer
    B. One that relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa as He is the sum and substance of all the Vedic inquiries.
    Explanation
    Srila Prabhupada writes towards the end of the puport for SB 1.2.5 -- "Because the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam deals with questions and answers that are related to Kṛṣṇa, we can derive the highest satisfaction only by reading and hearing this transcendental literature. One should learn the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and make an all-around solution to all problems pertaining to social, political or religious matters. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Kṛṣṇa are the sum total of all things."

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  • 5. 

    Fill in the Blanks"The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to_______   ________    _________unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self."

    Correct Answer
    loving devotional service
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "loving devotional service". In this statement, it is mentioned that the supreme occupation for all humanity is to attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. This implies that engaging in loving devotional service is considered the highest and most important duty for all individuals. Furthermore, it is emphasized that this devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted in order to fully satisfy oneself.

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  • 6. 

    Is the below statement True or False?"The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    SB 1.2.8 Verse Translation

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  • 7. 

    According to 2nd chapter of 1st Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, how should the material gain be used?

    • A.

      Sense Gratification

    • B.

      Healthy life or Self Preservation

    • C.

      Serving humanity

    • D.

      Grow food grains

    Correct Answer
    B. Healthy life or Self Preservation
    Explanation
    SB 1.2.9 - All occupational engagements are certainly meant for ultimate liberation. They should never be performed for material gain. Furthermore, according to sages, one who is engaged in the ultimate occupational service should never use material gain to cultivate sense gratification.

    SB 1.2.10 - Life's desires should never be directed toward sense gratification. One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute Truth. Nothing else should be the goal of one's works.

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  • 8. 

    What is Absolute Truth?

    • A.

      Brahman

    • B.

      Paramātmā

    • C.

      Bhagavān

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because Brahman, Paramātmā, and Bhagavān are all different concepts in Hindu philosophy that represent the absolute truth. Brahman refers to the ultimate reality or the supreme cosmic power. Paramātmā refers to the universal soul or the divine presence within every living being. Bhagavān refers to the personal form of God or the supreme personality of Godhead. Therefore, all three concepts encompass the idea of absolute truth in different aspects.

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  • 9. 

    When one can see the all-pervading localized aspect of the Personality of Godhead within his own self constantly it is called samādhi. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Samādhi refers to a state of deep concentration and meditation where one can perceive the all-pervading aspect of the Personality of Godhead within oneself. This implies that one has attained a high level of spiritual realization and connection with the divine. Therefore, the statement that when one can see the all-pervading localized aspect of the Personality of Godhead within his own self constantly, it is called samādhi, is true.

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  • 10. 

    What is the highest perfection of varṇāśrama-dharma?

    • A.

      To achieve liberation

    • B.

      Cooperate among different social orders to live happily in the material world

    • C.

      To please the Supreme Personality of Godhead

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To achieve liberation
    Explanation
    The highest perfection of varṇāśrama-dharma is to achieve liberation. Varṇāśrama-dharma is a system of social and spiritual organization that divides society into four varṇas (social orders) and four āśramas (spiritual orders). Its ultimate goal is to help individuals purify their consciousness and attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death. By following the prescribed duties and responsibilities of their varṇa and āśrama, individuals can gradually elevate themselves spiritually and ultimately attain liberation from material existence.

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  • 11. 

    Below is True or False?The four general occupations common across all castes and social orders of life (varṇāśrama) are1. glorifying2. hearing3. remembering4. worshipping

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The four general occupations common across all castes and social orders of life (varṇāśrama) are glorifying, hearing, remembering, and worshipping. These activities are considered essential for spiritual growth and are meant to be practiced by individuals regardless of their social status or caste. They help individuals connect with the divine and cultivate a sense of devotion and gratitude. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct.

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  • 12. 

    Fill in the blanks - who is the real object of glorification?The tendency to glorify others or hear others must be turned to the real object of glorification-________________________. And that will bring happiness.

    Correct Answer
    Lord Krishna
    Lord Krsna
    Supreme Lord
    Supreme Personality of Godhead
    the Supreme Being
    Supreme Lord Sri Krishna
    Sri Krishna
    Krishna
    Krsna
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lord Krishna, the Supreme Being, Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, Supreme Lord, Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, Sri Krishna, Krishna, Krsna. The explanation for this answer is that Lord Krishna is considered the ultimate object of glorification in the context of the question. By turning our tendency to glorify others towards Lord Krishna, we can find true happiness.

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