Presentation on theme: "What can you see happening in this picture ?. Karma and Re-incarnation To define Karma and Moksha To explain re-incarnation To evaluate if reincarnation."— Presentation transcript:
Karma and Re-incarnation To define Karma and Moksha To explain re-incarnation To evaluate if reincarnation is a good theory. If the soul is immortal (lives forever) what can happen to you after you die? Which would you prefer and why ? Re-incarnation: At death, only the body dies. The soul (atman) migrates into a new body. It could be human.. or animal… 1.Write out the definition of reincarnation. 2.Explain why you would/ would not like to be reincarnated.
What your soul will be born into depends on your ACTIONS (=Karma) in this life… Good karma, pays off with a happier life in the future. Bad karma binds the soul (atman) to the cycle of rebirth, leading to misfortune in this life and poor conditions in the next. Paying off all your karma, by continuous good actions, can free you from rebirth. This is called Moksha. Karma is like a law of the universe. There is no “judge” or God deciding what happens to you. You can’t avoid your karma. 1.Explain what karma is. 2.Give an example of good karma and bad karma. 3.Why should bad karma be avoided ? 4.How can you avoid being reborn in Hinduism? ***how could an animal accumulate good karma, to get rebirth as a human ?
Snakes are found at the following squares. BAD KARMA 41 is for Disobedience 44 for Arrogance 49 for Rudeness 58 for Lying 62 for Drunkenness 69 for Debt 84 for Anger 92 for Greed 99 for Lust Add some of your own! This game was invented by Hindus to teach their children the effects of good and bad karma. 100 is Moksha: freedom from more rebirth ! 100999897969594939291 81828384858687888990 80797877767574737271 61 62 62 drunke nness6364656667686970 60595857565554535251 41424344454647484950 40393837363534333231 21222324252627282930 20191817161514131211 12345678910 BAD KARMA Draw a snake with the tail going down. Write in the name of the sin in the box where the snake head is. (Give your longest snakes by the worst sins!) GOOD KARMA: Add in some ladders, - examples of what Hindus can do to come closer to God by the paths of knowledge, devotion, meditation, good works. Eg read holy books
Give a word that means the same as.. Atman Karma Brahman Moksha Soul God Freedom from rebirth ACTIONS and their effects