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PAPER CODE 01 - PRELIMINARY STAGE

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

PRELIMINARY STAGE

PAPER CODE 01

  1. There will be ONE paper of ONE hour duration.
  2. The paper consists of 50 questions of the OBJECTIVE type.
  3. The questions will be set on the recommended text incorporating the Life of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha and Buddhist Practices.
  1. The Life of the Buddha
    From His Birth to His Enlightenment.
  2. The Dhamma and the Suttas:
    1. A knowledge of:
      • Tisarana (The Three Refuges).
      • Vandana (Homage to the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha).
    2. A basic knowledge of:
      • Panca Sila (The Five Precepts).
      • Dasa Kusala Kamma (The Ten Meritorious Actions).
  3. The Sangha:
    Brief biographies of the Arahants:
    Sariputta, Moggallana, Maha Kassapa, Angulimala, Rahula, Ananda.
  • Recommended Textbooks
    1. Buddhism for Beginners:
      Parts I to III by Ven. Narada Thera.
    2. The Way to the Buddha:
      by Ven. P. Pemaratana Nayaka Thera.
  • Textbooks are available at:
    Penang Mahindarama Buddhist Temple (Free Distribution)
    2, Kampar Road, 10460 Penang. 
    Tel: 04-2825944
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:10