Respect (October, 2015)

As soon we hear the word Respect, immediately, in subconscious mind, an image of a respected person, mostly our parents, elders, and/or teachers, arises. Some may also visualize some prior scene of a respectful person offering reverence to a person/God. There is something spiritual in the sheer act of respect that not only impacts the person being respected and the

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Mid-Year Revision (June, 2015)

Unlike other species, God has endowed the human species with a unique gift: the ability to continuously learn and acquire new knowledge. However, without revision, the learnt knowledge is susceptible to be lost. To ensure the acquired wisdom is ingrained, this month, we will have a mid-year review of all we have learnt throughout the year. This month, Kids will

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Ninda Mat Karo (March 2015)

From a very young age, a simply yet powerful lesson is taught to us to not criticize others (दूसरों की निंदा ना करें). However, rarely do we follow this teaching in our lives. No matter how much we grow physically, socially, and spiritually, this flaw (अवगुण) has the potential to pull us down. Well before forming a critical opinion, the observer must pay attention

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Propkaar (February 2015)

In the Hinduism, among all the prescribed rituals, the Yagya/Hawan is accorded the highest place. While many do perform it on daily basis, on auspicious life-events like Greh-Pravesh to sanskars like Vivah and Anteyshthi, majority of the Hindus perform Yagya to pray and seek God’s blessings. By nature, Yagya is intrinsically sacrificial and benevolent (Propkaar – परोपकार) act – and

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Shauch (January 2015)

Through the monthly assignments, research, presentations, and discussions/real-life example expositions on the assigned topics, the hawan kids are building a gradual yet profound understanding of many of the subtler aspects of human character and noble life. Continuing the exploration we started last year on Human Characteristics, this month’s assignment is Shauch (cleanliness). Per Patanjali Yog, Cleanliness has two aspects: internal (aantrik shuddhta/shauch)

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