Sanyam – संयम (April 2016)

One of most versatile words in the Indian scriptures is Sanyam (संयम). It has several meanings that fit in myriad of contexts: self-control, restraints, forbearance, abstinence, moderation, sobriety, temperance, chastity and so on. While all of these meanings have deep significance, for this month’s assignment, we will focus on Self-Control.  We will explore the meaning of Sanyam (self-control), benefits of

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Do No Evil – बुरा मत करो (March 2016)

Last in the series of articles we are covering this year is Speak No Evil. We’ll extend that to Do No Evil where “do” means action (कर्म). When we hear the term action (कर्म), generally we think of physical activities only. Because we seldom carry out physical activity with wicked intentions, we may conclude that this month’s lesson doesn’t really

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Hear no Evil’ – बुरा ना सुनो (February 2016)

Continuing on the theme we started last month, ‘Hear no Evil’ (बुरा ना सुनो) is the topic of this month. “What is hearing?” “How do we hear?” “What is evil?” “Is evil some other person who is always contriving to do others harm?” “Is it someone or something up close and personal?” these are some of the questions kids will

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Respect in day-to-day life – दैनिक जीवन में आदर व सत्कार (November, 2015)

As we spoke on the last Hawan, as part of this month assignment, kids will focus on and write about real life examples of the topic we covered last month: Respect. Based on what kids shared, it’s clear that they built a fine theoretical understanding of the topic. However, without internalizing the concept, they may not be able to benefit

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