world religion quiz- buddhism & shinto

Terms in this set (2)

In the "three body" doctrine, the term dharmakaya is used specifically to refer to

c)

the cosmic Buddha-nature of all reality

Question 2 1 / 1 point

The branch of Buddhism called the "thunderbolt way" is

c)

Vajrayana

Question 3 1 / 1 point

Which of the branches of Buddhism chants the name of Amida Buddha as a way to paradise?

d)

Pure Land

Zen Buddhists refer to our ordinary state of consciousness as
d)

monkey mind
Question 5 1 / 1 point

The school of Zen Buddhism that emphasizes koan study is
Correct Response
a)

Rinzai

Roshis pass down their authority to their successors through
b)

dharma transmission

Question 7 1 / 1 point

The main symbolism of the vajra and bell in Tibetan ritual practice that we discussed was

c)

male and female

Question 8 1 / 1 point

The primary meaning of the destruction of the sand mandala discussed in the video relates to the Buddhist doctrine of

c)

impermanence
Question 9 1 / 1 point

What answers to her main questions about life did Yuko find in Pure Land Buddhism?
c)

the cycle of rebirth and the possibility of becoming a Buddha
Question 10 1 / 1 point

In the video about Zen Meditation, Norman Fisher says that the "special twist" that Zen brings is the understanding of meditation as

b.
being itself, life itself
Question 11 1 / 1 point

In Zen tradition, samu means
b)

work practice
Question 12 1 / 1 point

Shinto comes from two words meaning
Correct Response
a)

way of the spirits

Question 13

The creation myth in Shinto tradition is about the creation of the islands of Japan by
c)

Izanagi and Izanami
Question 14

What percent of the Japanese people consider themselves both Shinto and Buddhist?

c)

75-80%


Question 15
Does Shinto have formal scriptures and, if so, what are they?
b)

there are no formal scriptures in this tradition

Question 16

In Shinto tradition, tsumi is

d)

the word used for the "pollution" that is the main problem for human life
Question 17

A tori in Shinto tradition is a
c)

gate that marks the entrance to the sacred shrines

Question 18

The main cause of pollution in Shinto tradition is
Correct Response
a)

loss of reverence for nature

Question 19

Of the choices below, the main emphasis in Shinto is on

d)

the here and now
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