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PAPER CODE 05 - SENIOR STAGE

Malaysian Buddhist Examination - Scope of Exam

SENIOR STAGE

PAPER CODE 05

  1. There will be ONE paper of TWO hours duration.
  2. The paper consists of two sections:
    • Section I: OBJECTIVE TYPE (20 Questions)
    • Section II: LONG QUESTIONS (4 Questions)
    Questions will be set on each of the following groups:-
    1. The Life of the Buddha and the History of Buddhism.
    2. The Dhamma and the Suttas.
    3. The Sangha (Arahants) and Lay followers.
    4. General Buddhist Practices.
Candidates have to answer ONE question from each group.
  • In addition to the syllabus for the Preliminary and the Junior Stages, candidates for the Senior Stage are expected to know the following;-
    1. The Life of the Buddha:
      From the Birth to the Mahaparinibbana (in details).
    2. The Dhamma and the Suttas:
      1. Cattari Ariya Sacchani (The Four Noble Truths) - in details.
      2. Kusala/Akusala Kamma (Meritorious/Demeritorious Actions)
      3. Kamma and Vipaka (Action and reaction).
      4. Panca Nivarana (The Five Hindrances).
      5. Rebirth.
      6. Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sutta of Loving Kindness).
    3. The Dhammapada:
      Selections according to the book 'The Way to the Buddha'. Passages for the examination may be changed from time to time. Text used is 'The Way to the Buddha'.
    4. The History of Buddhism:
      The text used for this section of the syllabus is 'A Manual of Buddhism' by Ven. Narada Thera.
      Questions will be set on The Three Councils.
  • RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS
    1. A Manual of Buddhism: 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 
    Tel & Fax: 604-229 4811
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    Textbook (b) available at Penang Mahindarama Temple (Free Distribution)
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