The Way Of The Buddha

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After viewing the video "The Way of The Buddha" - answer the following 11 questions. You will need to go back to the video to locate the correct answers. All questions are asked in order of their appearance in the video.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the old man say happens we they die?

    • A.

      They go to heaven

    • B.

      They are reborn

    • C.

      They remain ghosts on Earth

    Correct Answer
    B. They are reborn
    Explanation
    The old man believes that when people die, they are reborn into a new life. This suggests a belief in reincarnation, where the soul or spirit of a person is born again into a different body after death. This belief is commonly found in various religious and spiritual traditions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. It implies that death is not the end, but rather a transition to a new existence.

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  • 2. 

    The man dressed in blue says that the baby will either become a great leader or what?

    • A.

      A teacher of great truths

    • B.

      The ruler of the country

    • C.

      A monk

    Correct Answer
    A. A teacher of great truths
    Explanation
    The man dressed in blue says that the baby will either become a great leader or a teacher of great truths. This implies that the man believes the baby has the potential to acquire knowledge and wisdom and share it with others, possibly as a spiritual or intellectual guide. The option "A teacher of great truths" aligns with this belief and is therefore the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    The king tried to protect the prince from what?

    • A.

      The terrible illness going around the country

    • B.

      The other country that was invading their country

    • C.

      Anything bad like dying flowers or a hurt horse

    Correct Answer
    C. Anything bad like dying flowers or a hurt horse
    Explanation
    The king tried to protect the prince from anything bad like dying flowers or a hurt horse. This suggests that the king was concerned about the prince's well-being and wanted to shield him from any negative or harmful experiences. This could be seen as a way for the king to ensure the prince's safety and happiness, showing his care and love for his son.

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  • 4. 

    When the Prince went beyond the walls of his palace the prince first saw what?

    • A.

      An old man, a sick man, and a dead man

    • B.

      A dead flower

    • C.

      Fireworks

    Correct Answer
    A. An old man, a sick man, and a dead man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An old man, a sick man, and a dead man." When the Prince went beyond the walls of his palace, he encountered the harsh realities of life for the first time. He saw an old man, representing aging and the passage of time. He saw a sick man, symbolizing the suffering and fragility of the human body. Finally, he saw a dead man, which made him confront the concept of mortality and the inevitability of death. These encounters opened his eyes to the suffering and impermanence of life, prompting him to embark on a spiritual journey in search of enlightenment.

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  • 5. 

    What word below best describes what the prince saw when he  went outside the palace walls the first time?

    • A.

      Suffering

    • B.

      Happiness

    • C.

      Intelligence

    Correct Answer
    A. Suffering
    Explanation
    The word "suffering" best describes what the prince saw when he went outside the palace walls for the first time. This suggests that the prince encountered various forms of pain, distress, and hardship in the world beyond the palace. The word "suffering" implies that the prince witnessed the struggles and difficulties faced by people, which may have been a stark contrast to the comfort and luxury he was accustomed to within the palace.

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  • 6. 

    According to the man who the Prince met in the forest (the seeker), what is the only thing in life that doesn't wither and die?

    • A.

      Happiness

    • B.

      Freedom

    • C.

      Truth

    Correct Answer
    C. Truth
    Explanation
    According to the man the Prince met in the forest, the only thing in life that doesn't wither and die is truth. This implies that truth is eternal and remains constant, regardless of the passage of time or the changing circumstances of life. Unlike happiness and freedom, which can be fleeting or subject to external factors, truth is seen as a timeless and unchanging aspect of existence.

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  • 7. 

    What was the Prince in search of when left the Palace?

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Perfect peace of mind

    • C.

      The most beautiful home to live in

    Correct Answer
    B. Perfect peace of mind
    Explanation
    The Prince was in search of perfect peace of mind when he left the Palace. This suggests that he was not content or satisfied with his current state of mind and was seeking inner tranquility and harmony. It implies that material possessions such as money or a beautiful home were not his primary concern, but rather finding a sense of mental and emotional calmness.

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  • 8. 

    What did the prince give up in hopes to find peace of mind?

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Sleep

    • C.

      Talking

    Correct Answer
    A. Food
    Explanation
    The prince gave up food in hopes to find peace of mind. This suggests that he believed that by abstaining from eating, he would be able to achieve a state of tranquility and clarity of thought. This decision may have been influenced by spiritual or philosophical beliefs that emphasize the importance of self-discipline and detachment from worldly desires. By sacrificing the physical nourishment provided by food, the prince may have sought to focus his energy and attention on spiritual or introspective practices, aiming to achieve a higher level of consciousness or enlightenment.

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  • 9. 

    What truth was the Prince seeking?

    • A.

      Family

    • B.

      Cost of life

    • C.

      Enlightenment

    Correct Answer
    C. Enlightenment
    Explanation
    The Prince was seeking enlightenment. This suggests that he was searching for a deeper understanding of life, knowledge, and spiritual fulfillment. He may have been on a quest for wisdom, clarity, and self-realization. The concept of enlightenment often refers to a state of awakening or enlightenment where one gains insight into the true nature of reality and existence.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of the spirit of that tried to tempt to the Prince?

    • A.

      Mara

    • B.

      Buddha

    • C.

      Ascetic

    Correct Answer
    A. Mara
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mara. In Buddhist mythology, Mara is a spirit or demon who represents the temptations and distractions that can lead individuals away from the path of enlightenment. In the story of the Prince, Mara tries to tempt him with various desires and illusions in order to prevent him from attaining spiritual awakening. Choosing the option "mara" indicates that the Prince was tempted by this particular spirit.

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  • 11. 

    What does the Buddha mean? 

    • A.

      The awoken one

    • B.

      The most knowledgable

    • C.

      The king

    Correct Answer
    A. The awoken one
    Explanation
    The term "Buddha" translates to "the awoken one" in English. It refers to someone who has achieved enlightenment and awakened to the true nature of reality. The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was a spiritual teacher in ancient India who attained enlightenment and founded Buddhism. The title "the awoken one" emphasizes the Buddha's profound understanding and insight into the nature of suffering and the path to liberation.

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