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The Sermon at Benares
By– Betty Crenshaw
VERY SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
Q.1. When was Siddhartha Gautama born? (H: B.S.E. March 2017 (Set-B)
Ans. Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 B.C.
Q.2. At what age was Siddhartha married?
Ans. He was married at the age of sixteen years.
Q.3. What did Gautama chance to see one day?
Ans. One day he chanced to see a sick man, an old man, a dead man’s funeral procession and a monk.
Q.4. At what age did Gautama leave home for enlightenment? (H.B.S.E. March 2017 (Set-B)
Ans. He left home at the age of twenty-five for enlightenment.
Q.5. How long did Gautama wander in search of wisdom?
Ans. He wandered for seven years in search of wisdom.
Q.6. After how many days of meditation did he get enlightenment?
Ans. He got enlightenment after the meditation of seven days.
Q.7. What is the meaning of Buddha?
Ans. The meaning of Buddha is the Awakened or Enlightened.
Q.8. Where did Buddha give his first sermon?
Ans. Buddha gave his lint sermon at Benares.
Q.9. What did Buddha ask Kisa•Gotami to bring?
Ans. Buddha asked Gotami to bring a handful of mustard seeds from a house where no one had died.
Q.10. What did Kisa Gotami realise in the end?
Ans. In the end, she realised that death is inevitable.