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GS Simulator Test 6 : Ranklist + Detailed Solutions - For Doubt Clerance & Corrections

edited June 2016 in Featured
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Please find the Ranklist of GS Simulator Test 6

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A Very good score in the paper would be 100+

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A lot of you wanted detailed solutions of the questions, so we have tried to provide it in this test.

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  • Breached the 100 mark barrier for the first time. On the first page of the pdf :)
    To be, or not to be, that is the question...
  • hey a doubt ..did buddhism believe in the law of karma?.acc to the answer explanation:

    Buddha did not involve himself in fruitless controversies regarding metaphysical questions like god, soul,
    karma, rebirth, etc., and concerned himself with the practical problems confronting man.
    Buddha neither accepts god nor rejects the existence of god. He laid great emphasis on the law of
    karma. He argued that the condition of man in this life depends upon his own deeds.
  • Mad_eye said:

    hey a doubt ..did buddhism believe in the law of karma?.acc to the answer explanation:

    Buddha did not involve himself in fruitless controversies regarding metaphysical questions like god, soul,
    karma, rebirth, etc., and concerned himself with the practical problems confronting man.
    Buddha neither accepts god nor rejects the existence of god. He laid great emphasis on the law of
    karma. He argued that the condition of man in this life depends upon his own deeds.

    This may not be appropriate from GS point of view,but from Philosophy here is what I know.

    Buddha kept silent on metaphysical questions ( that is questions on soul, God, life after death ). The typical brahmanical idea of karma was that your life is a result of your past birth deeds. If you are suffering, it just be the fruit of your past birth deeds.

    In that sense he rejected anything that has to do with past birth and the law of karma as being the determining factor behind your current life.

    For GS purpose, you can say that Buddha believed in karma ,I.e. you are the result of your deeds ( not of past life ) . He wanted to tell people that there is enough to serve and worry about in the present life than to worry about future life, as Brahmanism had been preaching.

    *No good deed goes unpunished*
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  • so karma matters..but in this life not the next as you are the result of your deeds in this life..very practical ...thank you..
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  • edited July 2016
    103 marks...
    Romeo naam mera

    Chori hai kaam tera ..
  • there was a question regarding buddhism being popular in 6th century bc...we had to point out what were not the reason for it..??

    one option was political unification under maurayas .. in solution it is said that this unification under mauryas helped buddism grow..but this happened in 3rd centur BC ..in 6th century bc it was ajat shatru and there was no political unity..should nt this option should also be part of correct alternatives @ForumIAS


    Romeo naam mera

    Chori hai kaam tera ..
  • Neyawn said:

    Mad_eye said:

    hey a doubt ..did buddhism believe in the law of karma?.acc to the answer explanation:

    Buddha did not involve himself in fruitless controversies regarding metaphysical questions like god, soul,
    karma, rebirth, etc., and concerned himself with the practical problems confronting man.
    Buddha neither accepts god nor rejects the existence of god. He laid great emphasis on the law of
    karma. He argued that the condition of man in this life depends upon his own deeds.

    This may not be appropriate from GS point of view,but from Philosophy here is what I know.

    Buddha kept silent on metaphysical questions ( that is questions on soul, God, life after death ). The typical brahmanical idea of karma was that your life is a result of your past birth deeds. If you are suffering, it just be the fruit of your past birth deeds.

    In that sense he rejected anything that has to do with past birth and the law of karma as being the determining factor behind your current life.

    For GS purpose, you can say that Buddha believed in karma ,I.e. you are the result of your deeds ( not of past life ) . He wanted to tell people that there is enough to serve and worry about in the present life than to worry about future life, as Brahmanism had been preaching.

    @Neyawn: NIOS art & culture says the contrary. Quoting from Lesson 8 Ancient Religion: Buddhism endorsed the doctrine of the Law of Karma and upheld the belief in rebirths of the embodied skandhas and the inevitability of suffering in the very existence of beings. Many of these view points are also found in the major Upanishads.

    Which one do we go with in this case?
  • @hrishi12091985

    Law of Karma states - as you sow, so shall you reap.

    Now you see - it is impossible for any ethical school to refute the above dictum. You dont look good if you say no matter how evil things you do , you will be fine.

    Buddha accepted the Law of Karma in a different way compared to other Hindu schools of Philosophy.

    So when we see suffering in this life, happening to a person who seemingly has done no wrong - Brahmanism would say that this is because this person must have done some bad deeds in his previous birth. The Brahman would say that you need to follow these rituals and do these things to undo the bad deeds of past birth. Or secure yourself a good rebirth in the future - giving rise to ritualism.


    Buddha saw it differently. He did not get into debates of God, Soul, After World and Rebirth. He was said to become silent on such questions.

    Buddha agreed to Law of Karma , but said that we have too many things to do in this life itself and lets not concern ourself with afterlife or previous birth. He agreed that man is a victim of his own deeds or karma, but traced the root cause of suffering to desire, unlike Brahmanism , which traced it to bad deeds in previous births.


    *No good deed goes unpunished*
  • @Neyawn thanks I understood that Buddha interpreted karma in a different sense. However NIOS also says he upheld the concept of rebirth. This is the part I wanted to know if we should go with NIOS or old NCERT because I also found a couple of more things in NIOS which contradicts NCERT and so was wondering which to follow.
  • Afaik we should stick with Buddha agreed with karma and rebirth, but not transmigration of soul.
    I think he did not believe in a soul but said that the essence of life would get transferred to the next birth.

    I remember reading about this somewhere. :/

    Buddha advocated law of karma in diff form than Samsara school. Present life is the only temporal variable in his teachings..

    He did not subscribed >> Rebirth and transmigration of soul.

    But, Buddhism on later period >> included this concept of rebirth and gave legitimacy to all Boddhisatvas...! Even, there were stories regarding Buddhas previous birth compiled in Jatakas..!

    Simply, Buddha >> No to Rebirth ; Buddhism >> Yes to Rebirth.

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