Quiz On: Spiritual Diagnosis in the Perennial Tradition



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1. A Perennialist Teacher is able to understand what disorders and infirmities a student or seeker suffers from.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

2. Along with diagnoses, a Perennialist Teacher provides study material, exercises, and prescriptions which nurture discerning awareness of oneself and one's world, and the mastery of requisite capabilities.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

3. The seeker should resent the Teacher's diagnosis, because it forces him to come face to face with his own ignorance and negativity.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

4. The Perennial Teacher first interacts with the prospective student in person and then via online chat interchange.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

5. The Perennial Teacher provides study material for the student which explains why spiritual diagnosis is necessary.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

6. Even though the Teacher's diagnosis indicates that the student's maladies constitute a debility that precludes genuine understanding it is still possible for the beginning student to possess authentic awareness of reality.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

7. The student must realize that the teacher's spiritual diagnosis of his state of being is a Gift: a means of gaining genuine knowledge about himself and his world on the basis of which he can begin to build an authentic being.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

8. The applicant for acceptance into a Perennialist study program has true being to begin with, correct knowledge of himself and his world.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

9. In Perennialist study it is required that we look away from ourselves and from our habitual ways of thinking, which is tantamount to a flat repudiation of our very selves and consequently impossible.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

10. The genuine student in a Perennialist study program, prior to starting his search for spiritual awareness, must in the first place have the right attitude and the correct objective.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

11. What a beginning student takes to be genuine interest in gaining an understanding of spiritual elements is often nothing but curiosity.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

12. It would be rude for a Perennial Teacher to say to a student: You delude yourself into thinking you understand what's happening in the world, reporting bizarre conspiracy theories to anyone who will listen (or you think is interested in listening).
A. Agree
B. Disagree

13. It would be impossible for a person in a Perennialist study program to gain a functional understanding of the supersensible realm and develop an effective relationship with Higher Spiritual Powers.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

14. The transmission of higher knowledge in a Perennialist study program is a right of all persons, not a privilege granted only to those who merit it, need it and stand in the correct relation to a Perennialist Teacher.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

15. Every question has an answer and you must ask, have the right to ask, and have the intelligence to understand the answer.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

16. It is not reasonable to gulp down great pieces of wisdom and regurgitate them in the form of theory, the speech and the drivellings of a raw mind.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

17. Beginning students in the Perennial Tradition can be completely suicidal, allowing persons with whom they have a relationship to try to destroy them.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

18. A beginning student's environment can be completely deadly, so that if he remained in that deadly environment there would be no real hope for his survival or development..
A. Agree
B. Disagree

19. A Perennialist teacher assists a student in accordance with the guidance she receives from her communing with Higher Beings (carnate or incarnate) and from her own creative inspiration.
A. Agree
B. Disagree

20. The truth a Perennialist teacher provides the student, in diagnoses and other statements, is, in essence, harsh and the outcome of animus the teacher feels toward the student.
A. Agree
B. Disagree



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