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1 BALAVIHAR SEVAK AND SEVIKA EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM 09/29/07

2 LESSON PLANNING (Part-1) Balavihar Class-Time distribution LESSON PLANNING (Part-1) Balavihar Class-Time distribution Total duration is 2hrs. Total duration is 2hrs. First 25 minutes- Attendance and Chanting. First 25 minutes- Attendance and Chanting. Next 50 minutes- Teaching, Discussion. Next 50 minutes- Teaching, Discussion. Next 15 minutes- Crafts, Quiz, Concluding session preparation (must for assigned class). Next 15 minutes- Crafts, Quiz, Concluding session preparation (must for assigned class). Last 30 minutes- Assembly in the Shrine Last 30 minutes- Assembly in the Shrine

3 Invocation and chanting-30m Om 3 times. Om 3 times. With Closed eyes- Silence for a minute With Closed eyes- Silence for a minute Om saha navavatu. Om saha navavatu. Gurustotram- 2 shl at a time(teaching). Gurustotram- 2 shl at a time(teaching). Vakratunda mahakaya. Vakratunda mahakaya. Saraswati Namastubhyam. Saraswati Namastubhyam. Namastvanantaya… Namastvanantaya… Daily prayers- 2 shls at a time(teaching). Daily prayers- 2 shls at a time(teaching). B.Geeta Chanting-2 shls(can do later too) B.Geeta Chanting-2 shls(can do later too) Attendance- Initially call, later do yourself Attendance- Initially call, later do yourself

4 Next 50 minutes Next 50 minutes Introduce or Review last weeks’ lesson. Introduce or Review last weeks’ lesson. Story telling / teaching / discussion. Story telling / teaching / discussion. Clarify the doubts. Clarify the doubts. Ask questions to assess the effectiveness of teaching. Ask questions to assess the effectiveness of teaching.

5 Next 15 minutes Relaxation postures-trikona, bhujanga etc Relaxation postures-trikona, bhujanga etc Quiz/Games related to the day’s topic. Quiz/Games related to the day’s topic. Practice of concluding prayers and pledge Practice of concluding prayers and pledge Om purnamadah… Om purnamadah…

6 Assembly- 30minutes Assembly- 30minutes Children to sit class wise. Children to sit class wise. Stotram by Children of assigned class- start exactly in time. Stotram by Children of assigned class- start exactly in time. B.Geeta Chanting-5 shlokas, lead and follow.(Ch-7 for 07-08) B.Geeta Chanting-5 shlokas, lead and follow.(Ch-7 for 07-08) Address by Acharya, Announcements. Address by Acharya, Announcements. Birthday/Marriage/Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra Birthday/Marriage/Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra Concluding prayers- together (Children start). Concluding prayers- together (Children start). Pledge- together- instruction to be given by the assigned child. Pledge- together- instruction to be given by the assigned child. Bell ringing- birthday children and youngest group chil. (total-5) Bell ringing- birthday children and youngest group chil. (total-5) Aarati. Aarati. Sitting down,joining the chanting and coming in lines to take Aarati (class wise) and blessings from Lord and Pujya Gurudev and go in line till teertham is taken. Sitting down,joining the chanting and coming in lines to take Aarati (class wise) and blessings from Lord and Pujya Gurudev and go in line till teertham is taken. Before leaving the shrine- keep the cables, microphones properly. Put the money in the hundi. Shrine to be kept clean and orderly. Before leaving the shrine- keep the cables, microphones properly. Put the money in the hundi. Shrine to be kept clean and orderly.

7 Lesson Planning – Part II Lesson Planning – Part II Note down the value/values against each topic/story. Note down the value/values against each topic/story. Collect the topics/stories under each value. Collect the topics/stories under each value. Assign the value/values in each month to the corresponding festival/festivals/ important events in that month. Assign the value/values in each month to the corresponding festival/festivals/ important events in that month.

8 Values for each Month Sept- Navaratri/Ganesh Puja - Satsanga / Vivek(Right thinking)/ Sept- Navaratri/Ganesh Puja - Satsanga / Vivek(Right thinking)/ Removal of negative thoughts and cultivation of noble thoughts. Removal of negative thoughts and cultivation of noble thoughts. Oct- Gandhi Jayanti/Vijaya Dasami/Deepavali- Satyam/Ahimsa/ Oct- Gandhi Jayanti/Vijaya Dasami/Deepavali- Satyam/Ahimsa/ Sense Control / Victory over ego/ Light of Knowledge. Sense Control / Victory over ego/ Light of Knowledge. Nov - Thanksgiving/Kartik Poornima - Gratitude / Victory over devilish qualities. Nov - Thanksgiving/Kartik Poornima - Gratitude / Victory over devilish qualities. Dec - Christmas / Geeta jayanti- Giving/ Surrender and act. Dec - Christmas / Geeta jayanti- Giving/ Surrender and act. Jan - New Year/ Makara Sankranti- Newness/ Darkness to light. Jan - New Year/ Makara Sankranti- Newness/ Darkness to light. Feb – Maha Shivaratri – Dispassion. Feb – Maha Shivaratri – Dispassion. March- Holi/Ramanavami- Unity in Diversity/ Obedience/Righteousness/ March- Holi/Ramanavami- Unity in Diversity/ Obedience/Righteousness/ Compassion/Gratitude. Compassion/Gratitude. April- Hanuman Jayanti- Humility/Devotion. April- Hanuman Jayanti- Humility/Devotion. May - Mother’s Day/Gurudev’s Jayanti/Shankara Jayanti - Titiksa (Endurance)/ May - Mother’s Day/Gurudev’s Jayanti/Shankara Jayanti - Titiksa (Endurance)/

9 CONTINUATION….. Forgiveness/Self pride/Oneness of Truth. Forgiveness/Self pride/Oneness of Truth. June- Father’s Day/Swami Tejomayananda’s Birthday - Self-Discipline/ Guruseva. June- Father’s Day/Swami Tejomayananda’s Birthday - Self-Discipline/ Guruseva. July - Guru Poornima- Love for humanity. July - Guru Poornima- Love for humanity. August- Maha-Samadhi day/Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan- Introvertedness/ August- Maha-Samadhi day/Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan- Introvertedness/ Freedom/ Friendship Freedom/ Friendship Navaratri starts -Oct 11, 2007(Thursday) Navaratri starts -Oct 11, 2007(Thursday) Dashahara - Oct 21, 2007(Sunday) Dashahara - Oct 21, 2007(Sunday) Deepavali - Nov 9, 2007 (Friday) Deepavali - Nov 9, 2007 (Friday) Kartik Purnima- Nov 23, 2007 (Friday) Kartik Purnima- Nov 23, 2007 (Friday)

10 Forgiveness/Self pride/Oneness of Truth. Forgiveness/Self pride/Oneness of Truth. June- Father’s Day/Swami Tejomayananda’s Birthday - Self-Discipline/ Guruseva. June- Father’s Day/Swami Tejomayananda’s Birthday - Self-Discipline/ Guruseva. July - Guru Poornima- Love for humanity. July - Guru Poornima- Love for humanity. August- Maha-Samadhi day/Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan- Introvertedness/ August- Maha-Samadhi day/Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan- Introvertedness/ Freedom/ Friendship Freedom/ Friendship Navaratri starts Sept 23, 2006 Navaratri starts Sept 23, 2006 Dassehra is on Oct 2, 2006 Dassehra is on Oct 2, 2006 Deepavali is on Oct 21, 2006 (actual day) Deepavali is on Oct 21, 2006 (actual day) Maha Shivaratri is on Feb 16, 2007 (actual date) Maha Shivaratri is on Feb 16, 2007 (actual date) Ramanavami is on March 27, 2007 (actual date) Ramanavami is on March 27, 2007 (actual date) Hanuman Jayanti is on April 2, 2007 (actual date) Hanuman Jayanti is on April 2, 2007 (actual date) Shri Krishna Janmashtami is on Sept 3, 2007 (actual date) Shri Krishna Janmashtami is on Sept 3, 2007 (actual date) Shri Ganesh Chaturthi is on Sept 15, 2007 (actual date) Shri Ganesh Chaturthi is on Sept 15, 2007 (actual date)

11 Noting down values-(Tarangini-1) KG Story Title Page Nos. Values Story Title Page Nos. Values Lord Ganesha 1 Obedience Lord Ganesha 1 Obedience Only One Fruit 5 Contentment Only One Fruit 5 Contentment The Granny with the Fire and the Cock 8 Humility—pride is a negative quality The Granny with the Fire and the Cock 8 Humility—pride is a negative quality The Saving Name 11 Faith vs. Belief The Saving Name 11 Faith vs. Belief The Foolish Tapas 13 Jealousy destroys oneself and others The Foolish Tapas 13 Jealousy destroys oneself and others Chattambi Swamigal 17 Don’t judge anybody- just appreciate Chattambi Swamigal 17 Don’t judge anybody- just appreciate The Heart in the Tree 20 Friendship The Heart in the Tree 20 Friendship The Silly Fly 27 Self knowledge leads to happiness The Silly Fly 27 Self knowledge leads to happiness The Ant and the Baby 31 Every result has a past The Ant and the Baby 31 Every result has a past Ambarisha 34 Devotion always protects Ambarisha 34 Devotion always protects Gajendra Moksha 38 Devotion (aartha bhakta) Gajendra Moksha 38 Devotion (aartha bhakta) The Truthful Cow 42 Truth triumphs The Truthful Cow 42 Truth triumphs Kannappa 46 True devotion Kannappa 46 True devotion Dhruva 55 Devotion (artharthi bhakta) Dhruva 55 Devotion (artharthi bhakta)

12 Noting down values-(Tarangini-3) Gr-1 Story Title Page No. Values Value of Rama Nama 1 Devotion –Japa as the means A Mother’s Love page 5 Love for God – Dispassion as the me Nahusha 8 Humility/Pride Utanga 11 Vision of oneness Three thirds of life 14 Viveka-real understanding The dishonest shop keeper 16 Titiksha-Endurance

13 Noting down values-(Parables) Gr-5,6 Story Page NoValues Story Page NoValues 1. The VIP1Oneness, One common thread in all of us. 1. The VIP1Oneness, One common thread in all of us. 2. The Cook and The King7Surrender 2. The Cook and The King7Surrender 3. The Unseen Hand of God16Nidhyasadhanam 3. The Unseen Hand of God16Nidhyasadhanam 4. The King of Kasi22Viveka 4. The King of Kasi22Viveka 5. Even This Will Pass Away 27Samabuddhi 5. Even This Will Pass Away 27Samabuddhi 6. The Genie and The Brahmin 33Mind Purification 6. The Genie and The Brahmin 33Mind Purification 7. Madhu and the Mathematics Professor 39Non apprehension, misapprehension 7. Madhu and the Mathematics Professor 39Non apprehension, misapprehension 8. The Exhibition45Samabuddhi 8. The Exhibition45Samabuddhi 9. The One in the Many 51Mananam 9. The One in the Many 51Mananam 10. Please Turn Over 56 Know Self; Single Pointedness: use intellect; Cleverness 10. Please Turn Over 56 Know Self; Single Pointedness: use intellect; Cleverness 11. The Mirrored Hall 60 Oneness in everything; world is reflection of Self 11. The Mirrored Hall 60 Oneness in everything; world is reflection of Self 12. The Beggar Turned King63Detachment; How to be Happy 12. The Beggar Turned King63Detachment; How to be Happy 13. Renounce and Enjoy 69Renunciation 13. Renounce and Enjoy 69Renunciation 14. The Anchorite and the Malacca Cane 73 Non-attachment; right relationship with objects/beings 14. The Anchorite and the Malacca Cane 73 Non-attachment; right relationship with objects/beings 15. Food Poisoning77How to be Happy; Meditation 15. Food Poisoning77How to be Happy; Meditation 16. The Marwari Merchant80Removal of ego; Self-knowledge 16. The Marwari Merchant80Removal of ego; Self-knowledge 17. The Vivacious Lady and The Mysterious Box 85Know Self; non-identification with BMI 17. The Vivacious Lady and The Mysterious Box 85Know Self; non-identification with BMI 18. Space Birds95Detachment from Unreal, Meditation 18. Space Birds95Detachment from Unreal, Meditation 19. That Thou Art100Surrender, Sadhana 19. That Thou Art100Surrender, Sadhana 20. The Tiger’s Mask104Identifying with Truth / Divine 20. The Tiger’s Mask104Identifying with Truth / Divine 21. The Businessman and The Rogue 107Right conduct, Dispassion 21. The Businessman and The Rogue 107Right conduct, Dispassion 22. The Criminal and The President 112Self Control, Discipline 22. The Criminal and The President 112Self Control, Discipline 23. Beware of The Hunter 116Viveka 23. Beware of The Hunter 116Viveka 24.Be A Light Unto Thyself120Sadhana, Meditation 24.Be A Light Unto Thyself120Sadhana, Meditation 25. Precept and Practice 124Viveka 25. Precept and Practice 124Viveka

14 Revealing the value/s in the story-for Oct The Truthful cow-SATYAM-KG (9/29/07 ) Values make an individual valuable not the valuables Values make an individual valuable not the valuables Practiced for inner maturity for meaningful life. Practiced for inner maturity for meaningful life. Any body can practice- Cow is a simple,harmless animal but it could do so why not the humans. Any body can practice- Cow is a simple,harmless animal but it could do so why not the humans. Value of values can be known only in difficulties. Value of values can be known only in difficulties. Cows mistake-invited problem but selfless, honest, simple, humble qualities helped- to maintain balance Cows mistake-invited problem but selfless, honest, simple, humble qualities helped- to maintain balance and act calmly and rightly without fear. Lion-difficult situation, Cow-innocent and nice person. Lion-difficult situation, Cow-innocent and nice person. True love for calf-No selfishness- made her fearless. True love for calf-No selfishness- made her fearless. Fearlessness leads to truthfulness which strengthens the former. Fearlessness leads to truthfulness which strengthens the former. Ex-Rishis in the forest. Creates confidence and trust in others- removes insecurity, doubt- thus inspires others to do right thing on their own without raising a single finger. Creates confidence and trust in others- removes insecurity, doubt- thus inspires others to do right thing on their own without raising a single finger.

15 Continuation…. Ex- Pujya Gurudev- Others threat, Pujya Guruji-others trying to put down. Swami Tapovanm- robbers. Ex- Pujya Gurudev- Others threat, Pujya Guruji-others trying to put down. Swami Tapovanm- robbers. Lion though not believed initially because of it’s insecurity later believed- Satwa invokes satwa. Fearlessness invokes fearlessness, happiness brings out happiness Lion though not believed initially because of it’s insecurity later believed- Satwa invokes satwa. Fearlessness invokes fearlessness, happiness brings out happiness Cow thinks the welbeing of calf(own) and Lion(others)- Ayam nijah paro vetti gananam laghu chetasam. Udara charitanam tu vasudheiva kutumbakam.- Noble(Sadhu)- So protected. Cow thinks the welbeing of calf(own) and Lion(others)- Ayam nijah paro vetti gananam laghu chetasam. Udara charitanam tu vasudheiva kutumbakam.- Noble(Sadhu)- So protected. Truthfullness leads to clarity and simplicity- Cow told the truth nicely to the calf and prepared him. Truthfullness leads to clarity and simplicity- Cow told the truth nicely to the calf and prepared him. For the cow-time was moving normally, but for Lion-long wait For the cow-time was moving normally, but for Lion-long wait Cow came back in a relaxed manner- Ex-Lord Rama when told to go to forest remained calm. Cow came back in a relaxed manner- Ex-Lord Rama when told to go to forest remained calm. Cow’shumble action-melted the Lions heart- allowed the cow to go. Cow’shumble action-melted the Lions heart- allowed the cow to go. Truth is God and God is Truth. Na me Bhakta pranasyati. God protected the cow as she kept God in heart. Dharmo rakshati rakshitah Truth is God and God is Truth. Na me Bhakta pranasyati. God protected the cow as she kept God in heart. Dharmo rakshati rakshitah Truth Triumphs. Truth Triumphs.


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