Religious people often call upon sources of authority specific to their faith, including sacred texts, religious rules and faith leaders for guidance and help.
Why are sources of authority important?
They confuse people
They create tensions between different groups
They help people understand some situations
Which of the following is an alternative name for the Three Refuges?
The Triple Gem
The Three Universal Truths
What are the Theravada scriptures called?
The Bhagavad Gita
What does the word 'Tripitaka' mean?
The Three Baskets
The Three Universal Truths of Buddhism
Which section of the Tripitaka contains the rules for the monks?
The Abhidhamma Pitaka
The Sutta Pitaka
The Vinaya Pitaka
What are the rules of the monks collectively known as?
In which section of the Tripitaka would you find the Dhammapada?
Which Buddhist scriptures are written in Sanskrit?
The Mahayana Sutras
How can Buddhist scriptures be a feature of worship?
Buddhists often chant sections of Buddhist scriptures
Buddhists look at them whilst they meditate
Buddhists listen them being recited every day
Which Buddhist stories tell stories about the Buddha in his previous lives?
The Jataka Tales