Existence & Nature of the Self in Eastern Philosophy


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Julie insists that the self is an illusion, while her friend Julian believes that people are separate from each other. Julie is most likely to relate to _____ philosophers, while Julian is most likely to relate to _____ philosophers.

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1. When reading a sacred text, Louisa comes across the line, ''Thou art thou'' to describe how everyone is related to the most sacred soul of god. Louis is most likely reading a _____ text.

2. In Hinduism, the _____ is the soul of god, whereas the _____ is the human soul.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to find out what you remember about Eastern religious philosophy and its views on the self. You will be quizzed on the views of different faiths and how they relate to Western views.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz/worksheet questions, you'll test your understanding of:

  • The origins of different philosophical beliefs
  • Beliefs that focus on the relationship between everything and everyone in Buddhism
  • The Hindu terms for different souls

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the Buddhist belief that everything is on a wheel and everyone and everything is connected
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Eastern religious philosophies in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of belief that are more commonly associated with Eastern philosophies or Western philosophies

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about these religious philosophies, review the accompanied lesson titled Existence & Nature of the Self in Eastern Philosophy. It helps you understand:

  • The effect of reincarnation on a human soul in Hinduism
  • What goal Hindus seek in their actions and lives
  • The Buddhist rationale concerning self-identity