Quiz On: The Higher Capability of Appreciation



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1. Appreciation is an intrinsic adeptness which all persons possess at birth.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

2. We study the essence of "appreciation" for the sole purpose of gaining a mental understanding of it.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

3. We say appreciation is a "higher" capability because it is more advanced than understanding.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

4. If a student gains understanding of Perennialist transformative material, he will automatically go on to gain appreciation of it as well.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

5. The higher capability of appreciation operates to complete the creation of elements.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

6. The Perennialist teaching story, Aristocles, illustrates how Socrates used his higher discernment of the magic of numbers to encourage Plato to continue studying with him.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

7. If a student does not naturally feel that he is truly blest by being allowed to study Higher Knowledge, then he is not blest.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

8. If a student does not naturally feel that teaching material has a higher significance and importance, then the material does not posess it.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

9. Through attaining the higher capability of appreciation, the student can come to realize that he is being given a supernal opportunity for which he quite naturally should feel profound gratitude and humility.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

10. If specific teachings seem commonplace and lackluster to a student then they must be nothing special.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

11. It would be egotistical for a Perennialist Teacher to say that a student is being given a supernal opportunity to study with her.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

12. It would be absurd to say that some students merely pretend to be "involved" with the teaching they are studying.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

13. The reason some students never achieve the higher capability of appreciation is that they do not work to overcome their obsession with their own feelings, questions, and doubts.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

14. A student's feelings of self-satisfaction and desire for comfort can hinder his working to achieve the higher capability of appreciation.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

15. No authentic spiritual tradition would help a student to gain a certain level of understanding of its teachings and then expect the student to attain higher discernment of the teachings on his own.
A. Agree
B. Disagree


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