Nirvana: Enlightenment and Buddhist Salvation

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One of Buddhism's most sacred texts is the _____.

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1. A person who has the ability to attain Nirvana but delays it in order to help others is known as a _____.

2. Why should an arhat live a life that is free from ego, pride and selfishness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of Nirvana, a complex and fundamental aspect of Buddhism. You will be quizzed on how the concept is applied in one of the world's major religions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Western concept of Nirvana
  • Sacred texts of Buddhism
  • Role of an Arhat and a Bodhisattva

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Buddhist concept of Nirvana
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various principles regarding the attainment of Nirvana
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Arhat and Tripitaka
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the sacred texts in Buddhism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this religious concept, review the accompanying lesson on Nirvana in Buddhism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the basic terms associated with Nirvana
  • Understand the idea of the extinction of self
  • Recognize the role of an Arhat in Buddhism
  • Know the names for the sacred texts of Buddhism
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