SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    With reference to Indian literary works, what is Digha Nikaya?

    A)  An important Buddhist text in Pali

    B)  Miscellaneous work in prose and verse associated with Mudrarakshasha

    C)  Collection of long sermons ascribed to Mahavira

    D)  Collection of short stories ascribed to Kautilya

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Digha Nikaya (dighanikaya; "Collection of Long Discourses") is a Buddhist scripture, the first of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka, which is one of the "three baskets" that compose the Pali Tipitaka of Theravada Buddhism. Some of the most commonly referenced suttas from the Digha Nikaya include the Maha-parinibbana Sutta (DN 16), which described the final days and death of the Buddha, the Sigalovada Sutta (DN 31) in which the Buddha discusses ethics and practices for lay followers, and the Samannaphala (DN 2), Brahmajala Sutta DN 1) which describes and compares the point-of-view of Buddha and other ascetics in India about the universe and time (past, present, and future); and Potthapada (DN 9) Suttas, which describe the benefits and practice of samatha meditation.

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