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PAPER CODE 03 - JUNIOR STAGE

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

JUNIOR STAGE

PAPER CODE 03

  1. There will be ONE paper of 1½ hours duration.
  2. The paper consists of 75 questions of the OBJECTIVE type.
  3. The questions will be set on the text recommended incorporating the Life of the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha and the Suttas, and Lay Disciples and questions on Buddhism and Buddhist Practices.
  4. Candidates for the Junior Stage are expected to know the subject matter for the Preliminary Stage in addition to the following:-
  1. The Life of the Buddha:
    From His Birth to the Mahaparinibbana.
  2. The Dhamma and the Suttas:
    1. Atthangha Sila (The Eight Precepts)
    2. Dasa Paramita (The Ten Perfections), with at least ONE Jataka Story illustrating each Paramita.
    3. Cattari Ariya Sacchani (The Four Noble Truths) - only a superficial knowledge is required.
    4. Mangala Sutta (The Discourse on Blessings).
  3. The Sangha and Lay Disciples: (Upasaka/Upasika)
    (as in the Preliminary Stage)
  • Recommended Textbooks
    1. A Manual of Buddhism:
      only Chapters 1 to 10 by Ven. Narada Thera.
    2. The Way to the Buddha:
      by Ven. P. Pemaratana Nayaka Thera.
  • Textbook (a) available at
    Sukhi Hotu Sdn. Bhd. 
    1-T, Jln Gottlieb, 10350 Penang, Malaysia 
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    Textbook (b) available at Penang Mahindarama Temple (Free Distribution)
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