Quiz on Religious Symbols – Part 4: Buddhism
Posted on: November 2, 2021.

Author: Prabhukrishna M | Content Creator/Chief Editor | YOKIBU Editorial

This religion typically has a universe of Eight Auspicious Symbols!
May ‘Ashtamangala’ be yours, with our Buddhist Religious Symbols quiz.
Of the eight auspicious symbols "Ashtamangala" of Buddhism—1) Parasol or Umbrella, 2) Pair of Fishes, 3) "Urn of Wisdom", 4) Lotus, 5) White Conch Shell, 6) Eternal or Endless Knot, 7) Victory Banner, 8) Dharma Chakra—which are its earliest and most common symbols?

  

  

  

  

The __________ symbolizes 1) the beautiful, deep, melodious, interpenetrating, and pervasive voice of Buddha-Dharma, 2) of the consequent spiritual awakening—"from the deep slumber of ignorance"—that disciples receive on hearing the Buddha-Dharma, and 3) the welfare of oneself and that also of others.

  

  

  

  

Universally identified as the symbol of Buddhism, the Wheel of __________ with __________ spokes in it—alternately called "Wheel of Law"—symbolizes the noble 'Eightfold Path' of Buddha-Dharma, and represents His very specific manifestation, "The Shakyamuni Buddha".

  

  

  

  

__________, also named "Endless Knot", symbolizes the intertwining of wisdom and compassion, and the unity and connectivity of religious doctrine and secular affairs, and generally represents how each is connected to itself and to everything else.

  

  

  

  

An early group of eight symbols—throne, swastika, handprint, hooked knot, the vase of jewels, water libation flask, pair of fishes, lidded bowl—symbolize __________ and represent the offerings made by the gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he gained __________.

  

  

  

  

Which Buddhist symbol—known also as the "Urn of Wisdom"—represents "that which can be filled with many different things", symbolizing the abundance of health/longevity, wealth/prosperity, wisdom, and the phenomenon of space, also including all good things that come with enlightenment?

  

  

  

  

__________ originally symbolizes Ganga and Yamuna—the most sacred rivers of India—associated with the lunar and solar channels which originate in the nostrils and carry the alternating rhythms of "prana", and the fearlessness to face an ocean of suffering and yet be able to swim freely like fish through water.

  

  

  

  

Correctly match the "Colour of Lotus Flower" on the left with its respective "Religious Virtue" on the right—
1. White a. Mysticism
2. Pink b. Wisdom
3. Purple c. Love and Compassion
4. Red d. Purity of Mind and Spirit
5. Blue e. The Traditional Buddha

  

  

  

  






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