SSSE Group 2 Archives

Group 2 SSSE Teachers:

Hitha, Jagruti, Deepthi, Lalitha, Shobha. 


CLASS  DATE: 03/17/2024 TEACHER(S): Jagruti, Lalitha
Theme: My life is my message to your life is my message  Attendance:  29/40
Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with Gayatri Mantra, shlokas, and a recap of our last class.
Summary of the Class:  We had a wonderful class, and the children were taught about service we offered. They learned some of the basics about what Swami taught us on service. We described various different kinds of services that we can do and offer at all times. We also learned how we should do service. We learned the four principles of service: quality, selflessness, sacrifice, and love. We also shared one story of an experience of a devotee. Kids enjoyed doing some simple math as a group activity through which they learned that good attitude is an important and powerful tool which we must use when doing service. We had a guest speaker, sister Aruna, who is a group 1 teacher and alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Anantpur college who shared her experience there and stressed upon the service aspect as well. 

We also learnt following bhajans.

https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2697

https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2862

Life application: 

We have given them a daily diary to follow life application. Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all –

  1. Was I respectful today?- Greet everyone respectfully with smile.
  2. Did I practice help ever hurt never?- Help mom to get ready for school.

We concluded the class with prayers.

Note to parents: Please encourage children to maintain their daily diary.

Please note, no class on 25th Feb.

Thank you 

Sairam

Class Date: 2/18/2024

Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with Gayatri Mantra, shlokas, and a recap of our last class.

Summary of the Class:  

We had a wonderful session today. The children took the initiative, researched five life scenarios given in last class in 4 different groups and used different ways like with role play, narration and PowerPoint presentations.
We followed with discussion after each scenario what they think they should do. Children came up with wonderful suggestions how can we prevent food wastage, we can be honest in expressing ourselves and avoid telling lies often. We will extend our discussion in next class.  We shared Swami’s messages and stories in context with the presentations.
Kids actively participated in the discussion, followed by bhajan practice. Link is posted below.
https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/2697
https://saimelodies.org/Songs/Detail/1619
Life application:
Please encourage children to make their daily diary entries.

Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all 
1.Was I respectful today?
2. Did I practice help ever hurt never?
Concluded the class with prayers
Sairam

Class Date: 2/11/2024
Class started with Omkar, sloka chanting, silent sitting, recap of our last class and sharing of life application.
Summary of the class:
We had a really nice session today. Ensure that our deeds are aligned with words/we shared five real life scenarios and formed groups to come up with the skit presentation planned for the next class.
During game time we enjoyed played game ‘ follow action’.
Continuing with ‘ Journey from Sathya to Sai’ we shared James Sinclair’s story how Swami asked him whether he could give him his word that he would be always happy. Essentially Baba’s message is that it is up to us to be always happy!
Life Application:
Please encourage children to make their daily diary entries.
Sairam
Class Date:2/3/2024

Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with visualization, Gayatri Mantra, shlokas, and a recap of our last class.

Summary of the Class:  

We had a wonderful session today. The children took the initiative, researched two stories written by Swami, and presented a slide show on ‘Cheppinattu Chestara’ – ‘Do your actions follow what you say’ by Jaljashree, Riya, and Keerthi.
‘Tulabharam’ by Aneesh and Saketh showed how ‘Devotion is greater than Wealth’. Kids actively participated in the discussion, followed by bhajan practice.
Activity: 
We had ‘game time’ in class, and the children enjoyed the lighter moments.
Life application: 
We have given them a daily diary to follow life application. Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all –
  1. Was I respectful today?
  2. Did I practice help ever hurt never?
We concluded the class with prayers.
Note to parents: Please encourage children to maintain their daily diary.
Thank you 
Sairam

Class Date: 01/28/2024
Attendance: 25/45
Theme: My life is my message to your life is my message
Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with visualization, Gayatri Mantra, shlokas, and a recap of our last class.
Summary of the Class:  
Continuing the story of Bhagawan’s childhood, we discussed several interesting incidents that occurred at Bukkapatanam and Urvakonda, culminating in the Avatars declaration.
Activity: 
We showed clippings from Radio sai, which will be posted on our website summary.
https://youtu.be/HfSlea7uqWE?si=sEJZAK1Pn547DzYQ
https://youtu.be/nZMG9_7UUKA?si=UfC7BRZhHWXVS3n9
https://archive.sssmediacentre.org/journals/vol_12/01AUG14/RADIOSAI-HIS_STORY_COMIC-part-08.htm
Life application: 
Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all
  1. Was I respectful today?
  2. Did I practice help ever hurt never?
Concluded the class with prayers.
Note to parents: Please encourage children to maintain their daily diary.
Sairam
Class Date: 01/21/2024
Attendance: 31/45
Theme: My life is my message to your life is my message
Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with visualization, Gayatri Mantra
Summary of the Class
Today’s class started with the theme: The journey from my life is my message to your life – Swami’s life story – Kindness, non-violence, sharing, and being content.
We talked about the descent of God in human form, the trinity of the three Sai’s, Swami’s birth, the amazing events of His childhood, and how arduous a journey to Puttaparthi was in the 1970s.
Activity: 
Lesson: Listening to the story of Divine descent requires attentive listening. Through an experiment, we explained how an ideal devotee listens, recognizes, and practices divine messages. We discussed the story of Arjuna, an ideal devotee to Krishna.
We enjoyed experimenting with a glass of water, a piece of rock, cloth, and sugar, representing different listening levels.
Takeaway: 
The Divine watches over us and takes human form to inspire and redeem.
Life application:
Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all 
  1. Was I respectful today?
  2. Did I practice help ever hurt never?
Concluded the class with prayers
Sairam

Class Date: 01/14/2024
Attendance: 25/45
Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Faith
Class started with Omkar, silent sitting with visualization, Gayatri Mantra
Summary of the Class:  Culmination of Unity of Faiths
We discussed key takeaways and learnings from the field trips covering five faiths – Buddism, Zorastrism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism. This was followed by a discussion about the significance & similarities between all five faiths, relating it to Swami’s teachings.
Let the different faiths exist, let them flourish, let the glory of God be sung in all the languages, in various tunes that should be the ideal. Respect the differences between the faiths and recognize them as valid as long as they are a unity of faith that is illumined.
Activity: During the group activity, children shared takeaways on how to put teachings from various faiths into practice and shortlisted two values:
1. Being respectful
2. Follow Help ever, hurt never
Make it a HABIT to show RESPECT towards –  Oneself, Parents, Teachers, Religion, Environment, All living Beings, and Non-living things that they interact with and depend on in our daily lives.
 Bhajan Practice:
Girls: https://sairhythms.sathyasai.org/song/aao-gopala-giridhari
Boys: https://sairhythms.sathyasai.org/song/dum-dum-dum-dum-damaru
Life Application: Reflect and make it a habit to show Respect to all 
1) Did I show respect to others? – practice by parents, friends, food, environment, nature, teachers, etc
2) Did I practice Help Ever Hurt Never today?
Concluded the class with prayers.
Swami’s quote:
There is only one religion, the religion of love.
‘There is only one caste, the caste of humanity.
There is only one language, the language of the heart.
There is only one God who is omnipresent.
Sairam

Class Date: 01/07/2024Attendance: 25/45Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Faith
Class started with Omkar chanting and silent sitting with different ways of chanting Japa.
We chatted about their winter break and different activities they enjoyed in break.
We took a quick recape of all the five religions, visits to respective shrines and place of worship. What was their takeaway and what did they enjoyed most.
We connect one important message to take away from every religion and explain it with Baba’s Sarva dharma stupa and symbols.
Buddhism- wheel of dharma, cause and effect – do good deeds.
Isalam- be like a star always close to cresent- have firm faith in God.
Zorastrian- Offer all negativity in fire and purify yourself.
Hinduism – Omkar is everywhere omnipresent of God.
Christianity- cross represents Ego. Let go of your I.
Life application – complete your passport.
We also had our quarterly parent-teacher meeting, had a wonderful interaction with parents, and discussed the quarter course plan.
Sairam

Class Date: 12/17/2023Attendance: 35/45Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Faith
Class started with three OMs, Gayathri and Meditation.
Summary of the Class:  Celebration of Christmas
we had so much fun in the class going over the field trip experience sharing with students what they learnt in the church and it was amazing to hear from students how they enjoyed being in the church and how much they learnt about Jesus. How compassion and love towards the world and he always followed Love all serve all.
Activity:  Every students had a chance take opportunity to do the cookie decoration and have their decor cookie too. please see all the pictures posted in the parents what app chat.
Game: We had a chance play musical chair with our christmas carols. Our students enjoyed thoroughly. Please see the video and pictures sent already.
Bhajans: Students had a chance to practice bhajans for the Sai Madhuram performance.
Students offering was phenomenal. thank you Swami.
 Quote: BE KIND TO EVERY ONE.
Swami’s quote:
There is only one religion the religion of love.
‘There is only one caste, the caste of humanity.
There is only one language, the language of the heart.
There is only one God who is omnipresent.
Life application: Connect with your students and participate in asking questions what they have learnt and what are the practices they will be following untill next class from what they have learnt from this class.
Closing prayers: Samantha lokah sukino bhavanthu (3)
Note: No classes on Dec 24 and Dec 31st and classes Wil resume on Jan 7th 2024.
Sai ram 

Class Date: 09/24/2023

Attendance: 35/45
Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Faith
Summary of class: Field trip to BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Raleigh:
What a great way to learn Buddhism through an amazing presenter Elise which was calm and soulful experience.
we got to hear the story of Buddha and significance, philosophy, teachings, 4 Nobel paths, symbol.
Philosophy of Buddha:
1. Life is precious
2. Cause and effect
3. Interdependence
4. Impermanence
Elise also talked about positive emotions: joy, happiness, gratitude and negative emotions: like anger, greed and jealousy. How Vises verses virtues are very important to have in this human life. Human life is offered to you with great merits and we have to be grateful for our precious life.
we got to know about the prayer flags and the different colors of the flags mean. Difference colors of the flag is related to 5 elements.
Prayer wheel and it’s significance, it’s wheeled clock wise and put in all the prayers in it and more you wheel it and more it spins and more the positive vibrations of good energy is spread to the world.
We had a chance see the Stupa and what it means.
All the scriptures were shown and the main scripture of Buddhism is Tripitaka.
presentation ended with a great meditation of inhaling through the one nostrils and exhaling through other nostrils and deep breathing normally after that, a very peaceful experience.
We had a chance to take a group pictures please see the what’s app parent chat group.
Students were given the passport to take home. Please see under life application what they are supposed to do.
Swami’s Quote:
There is only one God, and he is omnipresent.
There only one language, the language of the heart.
There is only one religion, the religion of love.
Life application:
Students write their experience in the passport received after the touring of Buddhist  temple. What was their haha moment 
And surprise waiting in the class to go on to the passport. Please bring your passport to the class.

Class date: 09/17/23
Value: Love  Sub-Value: Unity of Faiths 
 Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Meditation.
learning:  forms are different. God is one.
To show that we did a role play:

Role  play: : We teachers did role play ‘Fingers and hands’- conveying message that all fingers and thumb have different unique qualities, but they all are part of one hand. Body parts are different but belong to one individual.

Activity– Students separated different types of grains  from a jar of mixed varieties of grains . We conveyed the message that religions are many, methods of prayers are different, we call God by different names, but all are interconnected and teach us the same five universal values.
We had a brief discussion about the importance of knowing different religions, helping to respect and understand other cultures better.
Sarva dharma Stupa-or symbol  Swami, on his 50th birthday celebration, came up with a sketch of stupa or symbol  and how it was built. We discussed five main religion’s symbols, and significance of each part of stupa.or symbol.

Bhajan : we  learnt sarva dharma bhajan’ Ram kaho Krishna kaho, Eshwar Allah Sai kaho’,

 Swami’s Quote: 
There is only one God, and he is omnipresent.
There only one language, the language of the heart. 
There is only one religion, the religion of love. 

LIFE Application:  

 Affirmation: students were able to write the affirmations. 
Students wrote said and  their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.
 Sairam

Class Date: 01/29/2023

Attendance: 21/28

Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Faith

Summary of class:

We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation

Sharing of the life application from last week. 

We introduced the SUB-VALUE FAITH

  1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
  2. Strong belief and trust in and loyalty to God.
  3. Something that is believed especially with strong conviction.

We had a phenomenal class on Faith yesterday  We had recap of self confidence how it is very important in life in every aspect. We had a great sharing in the class too.  Started with a story of a boy who wanted to plant a seeds of corn 🌽 to grow with soil, sunlight and water  Every day he was patiently watering the seed to grow but all he could see is weeds growing around the seed instead he seeing corn grow. He used to weed out all the weeds growing, with lots of hard work, patience, persistence and faith the seeds finally into a beautiful corn tree.

Experiment Time:  We showed the experiment to students
A PVC pipe, rag and a soda can, When a PVC pipe come into contact with a soda can no movement. When the PVC pipe come in contact with Sida can after it’s been created friction with Rag, soda can moves as the PVC pipe moves.
This experiment shows PVC pipe as you or humans, rag is the faith you rub with more the faith you have more the God is closer to you. Soda can represent God.

 Swami’s Quote: 

Having unshakable inner confidence 

Faith is GOD. Faith in Yourself. That is a secret of greatness

Continue Parctising for Sai Madhuram 

https://www.sF11https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/2862  -Girls

https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/585- Boys

Lingashtakam-F2

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

    • Morning Prayer
    • Food Prayer
    • Spiritual Interview 
    • Interview your family members and share 
    • What FAITH Means for them?
    • What were their  experiences on FAITH?
    •       Please interview your family and share in our next time.
    • Chanting / Jyothi Meditation / Service 
    • Bedtime Prayers 
Affirmation: Students wrote said their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

Sairam


Class Date: 01/22/2023 

Attendance: 18/28

Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Self-Confidence 

Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation
Sharing of the life application:

Students shared their experiences of how they exhibited the confidence through out the week.  It was great listening to the experience s and also teachers shared their experiences too.

A 4min Video to show some tips  how to be self confident from  12 year old , the video is shared on the what’s app parents group chat.  We discussed what did they  they learn from the video? They said how to self confidence by over coming their own fears.

we had a great opportunity to conduct a ballon experiment to show how the self confidence can work when you have God with you and believe that anything is possible to achieve when you have that will power and God power. Please ask students about what does the balloon represents, what does the straw represent, what does the air represent and the string. It was a great discussion in the class. See the pics on what’s app parents group chat.

We had a bhajan practice with Nithya Aunty who came to the class to teach the class 2 Bhajans please see the link below and the audio, video pics on the chat.  Also please check the Lingastakam for Shiva ratri Feb 18th

https://www.sF11https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/2862  -Girls

https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/585- Boys

Lingashtakam-F2

 Swami’s quote : 

If you know what is right, don’t ask – do it!

That is confidence-God power.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

    • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers
    • Food prayer: before you partake of food
    • Bedtime prayer: before going to bed
    • Believe Swami is with you; talk to Swami to boost your Self-Confidence
    • PRACTICE SELF CONFIDENCE  TAKE ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES CONES YOUR WAY TO EXIBIT CONFIDENCE AND SHARE IN OUR NEXT CLASS.
    • Chanting / Jyothi Meditation / Service
      PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS.

We ended our class with closing prayers.

Sairam


Class Date: 01/15/2023

Attendance: 18/28

Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Self-Confidence 

Summary of class:

We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

We revised all three prayers – Morning, Food, and Bedtime.
Please work with the children to practice prayers daily and note them in their spiritual diary

We played the game “Pass the Parcel”,  and children were given simple topics to perform spontaneously and impromptu scenarios . We saw children demonstrate their innate personality and discussed the scenarios and how they can perform in the given scenarios in their daily life. How can they take these every day opportunity and exhibit confidence . life application from last week – What personalities do they relate to the most and how to work on building self-confidence – recognize the divinity in you and believe that GOD – SWAMI is always with you.

We discussed the story of Hanuman as a child, who was fearless, and how he needed Jambavantha to remind him of his innate strength, encouraging him to cross the ocean in search of Sita. Like how Hanuman did not know his own strengths and  his own self confidence until he crossed the ocean to give Sita mata the message.

We presented and discussed why Self-Confidence is important:

  •  Leads to inner peace and mind satisfaction
  •  Leads to success in all areas of life
  •  Believing in oneself will promote developing love for all
  • Self-confidence will bring transformation from within, believing God is within us; he will always guide and protect us.

And SWAMI’s Quote:

Self-confidence means thinking all the time, “God is in me… 

Important Information: 

We Choose the Bhajan for Group 2 Girls & Boys for Sai Madhuram, date 12th Feb 2023. 

Girls: https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/2862

Boys: https://www.saimelodies.saigcregion3.org/Songs/Detail/585

Lingashtakam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xaaw3U4A-I

Please encourage Children to participate in the Sai Samarpan offering, the submissions folders will be open from next week. 

Affirmation: Children said their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake of food 
  • Bedtime prayer: before going to bed 
  • Believe Swami is with you, talk to Swami to boost your Self-Confidence
  • Practice Truthfulness and Respect 
  • Chanting / Jyothi Meditation / Service
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS.

We ended our class with closing prayers.

Sairam


Wishing you a wonderful and blessed year, 2023

Class Date: 01/08/2023

Attendance: 22/28

Value: Truth; Sub-Value: Self-Confidence 

Summary of class:

We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

We revised all three prayers – Morning, Food, and Bedtime.
Please work with the children to practice prayers daily and note them in their spiritual diary 

Today’s class introduced the next Sub-Value, “Self Confidence.”

We did a role-play to demonstrate three different personalities portraying confidence levels –

  1. Open-minded, Courageous, and Always confident to take up any challenge
  2. Closed-minded, Rigid, and never want to take up anything outside of the comfort zone
  3. Open-minded, looks for support to take up challenges

We discussed the stories of contemporary achievers who believed in themselves, showed perseverance, hard-work and succeeded despite many obstacles – J K Rowling, Michel Jordan, Messie, Abraham Lincon.

Learned the meaning of Self Confidence and what Swami says about the importance of Self Confidence.

Meaning: 

A feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.

The knowledge of inner truth and value, the knowledge of who you really are – divine.

Swami Says: 

“Without self-confidence, no achievement is possible. If you have confidence in your strength and skill, you can draw upon the inner springs of courage and raise yourselves to the higher level of joy and peace.”

We discussed offerings for Sai Madhuram and Sai Samarpan.

Important Information: 

Next class, we will finalize the Bhajan for Group 2 Girls & Boys for Sai Madhuram, date 12th Feb 2023. 

Please encourage Children to participate in the Sai Samarpan offering, the submissions folders will be open from next week. 

Affirmation: Children said their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake of food 
  • Bedtime prayer: before going to bed 
  • Identify when you were confidentwhen you felt not so confident, and what you did then.
  • Practice Truthfulness and Respect 
  • Chanting / Jyothi Meditation / Service
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS.

We ended our class with closing prayers.


Class Date: 12/18/2022

Attendance: 12/28

Christmas Celebration 

Summary of class:

We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

We revised all three prayers – Morning, Food, and Bedtime.
Please work with the children to practice prayers daily and note them in their spiritual diary

The class was focused on Christmas….

We heard the Christmas story of star in the night sky, the birth of Jesus, and three gifts. We saw clippings of miracles of Jesus, relating to what our Swami used to perform as well.

We learned what Swami said about the three gifts and how each of us has them.

And as a class, we played Christmas Trivia and fun activities; the children enjoyed the games and won prizes.

Affirmation: Children said their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • Practice Truthfulness and Respect
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Sairam


Class Date 12/11/2022

VALUE: Truth, Sub Value: Respect
Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

We revised Morning Prayer & Food Prayer. This week we learned the Bedtime prayer.

Please work with the children to practice all three prayers daily and note them in their spiritual diary 

We revised about Sub-Value Respect and discussed why it is important to respect all living beings and creations on GOD irrespective of their form. This was illustrated with an example of a Mosquito and how it adds value in maintaining balance in the ecosystem.

Swami’s Quotes: 

“Sometimes I am a dog, sometimes a pig, a cow, a cat or an ant, a fly or an aquatic creature. In such various forms do I move about in the world. Know that I love only him who sees Me in all the living beings. So give up the sense of differentiation. This is the way to worship Me.” ~ Sai of Shirdi 

“I am nearest to the one who calls on Me and sees Me in all beings.” – ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ – 14th Sept. 1975

We had Samhitha from Group 4 teach us a beautiful bhajan:

I Keep Feeling Your Love In Me Over And Over Again

And It’s Sweeter And Sweeter As The Days Go By

Oh What A Love Between My Sai And I

My Sai And I, My Sai And I

https://sairhythms.sathyasai.org/song/i-keep-feeling-your-love

Affirmation: Children said their Affirmations aloud and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • Pay attention and note How you SHOW respect and How you RECEIVE respect. 
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS.
Sai Ram

Class Date: 12/04/2022

VALUE: Truth, Sub Value: Respect

Attendance: 18/28

Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

Morning Prayer & Food Prayer:  Parents, please encourage students to practice reciting the Shloka every morning as soon as they up from bed and food prayer before partaking meals.

We revised about Sub-Value Respect and discussed what respect means to each of us. 

Learnt why Respect is important, how Swami simplifies and presents an easy path to “Respect to All”

We discussed the Story of Shiridi Baba and Swami, where Swami has exhorted to everyone that one must see the Lord in all. He says that D-O-G (dog) becomes G-O-D (God) when viewed from the correct perspective.

We together watched the video Abu Bin Adam Story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsxpihvG864 

Signifying the need to respect and love fellow beings as GOD then GOD himself will be with you always.

Swami’s Quote:

  • Respect all others as your kin, having the same divine spark and the same divine nature.”
  • “Know yourself as divine and when you revere all others as divine.”

Affirmation: Children said out aloud their Affirmations and ended the class with Closing Prayers.

LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY, please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • Pay attention and note How you SHOW respect and How you RECEIVE respect. 
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS. 

Important information for Parents: We encourage everyone, especially Students, to practice The Prayers daily (Life application)
Sai Ram

Class Date 11/06/2022

VALUE: Truth 

Sub Value: Respect

Attendance: 18/38

Respect:

  •  Having esteem and reverence for yourself and others
  • Based on the recognition of the truth of God in All
Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

Morning Prayer & Food Prayer:  Parents, please encourage students to practice reciting the Shloka every morning as soon as they up from bed and food prayer before partaking food.

We revised about Sub-Value Honesty and Introduced the next sub value – RESPECT

We together watched the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHQp-SxcNww

And identified the key sub-value as RESPECT

Activity Time: 

Children depicted and wrote about their views about

  1. What respect sounds like? 
  2. What respect looks like? 
  3. What respect feels like?

And they wrote Acronym About Respect.

Here is a snapshot of notes from the children:

Today’s class was an Hour Only as most of the Children went for Bhajan practice for Upcoming Swami’s Birthday Celebrations.

Remaining children watched the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddvTFgzkS5M

Affirmation: Children said out aloud their Affirmations and ended the class with Closing Prayers. 

  • LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY

    please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • How did you practice truthfulness today: yet of the day or before going to bed reflection of the day time.
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS. 

Important information for Parents: We encourage everyone, especially Students, to practice The Prayers daily (Life application)

Next three weeks there is no class because of Akhanda Bhajan and Birthday Retreat event.

1) Akhanda Bhajans (Nov 12th and 13th) 
2) Swami’s Birthday Mini retreat -Nov 18th 4PM till 9:30 PM and  Nov 19th 6:45 AM till 4PM
3) Rise against Hunger service event (Friday, Nov 18th evening)
Looking forward to seeing you all for the Akhanda Bhajan
Sai Ram

CLASS DATE: 10/30/2022

VALUE: Truth

Sub Value: Honest

Attendance: 15/28

Honesty:

  • Being straightforward in speech and conduct
  • Behaving sincerely
  • Following through on one’s promise.
 Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

Morning Prayer:  parents please encourage students to practice and recite the Shloka every morning as soon as they up from the bed. we had an opportunity to continue with the honesty is the best policy.

Game time: 

We had a fantastic time playing the coin game.
Students were divided into 3 groups and given the cup with the water and each group were given one penny, drop the penny in the water and try to cover the penny with quarter and dime. It needed more other coins to cover the penny.
The inference of this game is once you tell one lie( cent) you have to cover much much lies ( quarter , dime) so the moral of the game is do not let the lie weigh it down and also wats tell the truth no matter what. 

We also had an opportunity to watch the Robot story about being honest. 


Swami’s words about Honesty:

    • Speak the truth but pleasantly.
    • Simply becausebabstatement will be welcome to the hearer,don’t speak it out to winhis approval.
    • If speaking truth will cause grief or pain, keep silent.

    • Food prayer: 

      We recited the shloka and the meaning and a beautiful stories why it is important to pray before you partake the food. 

    • Bramharpanam ( please refer the parent chat message 
    • Swami’s words on Food Prayer.
    • We should partake food with a sathwic (pure, serene) mind. Our ancestors recommended the offering of food to God before partaking. Food so partaken becomes prasad (consecrated offering). Prayer cleanses the food of the three impurities caused by the absence of cleanliness of the vessel, cleanliness of the food stuff, and cleanliness in the process of cooking. It is necessary to get rid of these three impurities to purify the food, for pure food goes into the making of a pure mind. It is not possible to ensure the purity of the cooking process because we do not know what thoughts rage in the mind of the man who prepares the food. Similarly, we cannot ensure the cleanliness of the food ingredients because we do not know whether it was acquired in a righteous way by the person who sold it to us. Hence, it is essential on our part to offer food to God in the form of prayer so that these three impurities do not afflict our mind.
    • Affirmation: 

      The Class wrote their affirmation in the notebook

  • LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY

    please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • How did you practice truthfulness today: yet of the day or before going to bed reflection of the day time.
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS. 

Important information for Parents: 
  1. We encourage everyone, especially Students, to practice The Prayers daily (Life application)
 Sai Ram

CLASS DATE: 10/23/2022

VALUE: Truth

Sub Value: Honest

Also talked about the importance of Diwali!

ATTENDANCE: 21/28

 Summary of class:
We started with 3 OMS, 3 Gayathri Mantra & Meaning, followed by Light Meditation.

We discussed last week’s Life Application.

Morning Prayer, Recited the Morning prayer and its meaning again. Nice to see half the class was familiar and reciting every day. Please encourage students to prayer this shloka as soon as they rise from the bed.:

Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi, Karamadhye Saraswati

Karamoole Tu Govinda, Prabhaate Karadarshanam

Meaning :

I focus on my fingers (Kara: hand; Agra: top/tip) and I visualize the abundant blessings of Goddess Lakshmi , who dwells there.

I focus on the center of my palms (Kara: hand, Madhya: middle) and I visualize the abundant blessings of Goddess Saraswati, who dwells there.

At the base of my hand (Kara: hand, Moola: bottom), I visualize the infinite blessings of Lord Vishnu, who dwells there.

And so, I focus on my hands every morning and seek divine manifestation

We continued the topic on the value Truth – Subvalue Honesty. And had a chance to play button game. Students enjoyed playing it and the inference of the game is how difficult to with hold the dishonesty and always honesty is the best policy. Ask students how they enjoyed it.

    • Swami’s words about Honesty: 
    • In spite of all appearances, honesty is still the best policy.
    • A single lie has to be buttressed by a hundred others, while the truth is the easiest, simplest, and safest line of behavior. 
    • Be what you preferred to be, speak what you intend to do, and talk about what you have experienced-no more, no less.
    • Diwali/Deepavali significance: 
    • Please refer the  video on the parents what’s app group.
    • We shared the significance and the importance of the festival. And had a beautiful activity to create the draw Rangoli with rangoli
    • Students thoroughly enjoyed the activity which showed the creativity, focus, true liking and festivity.
    • Affirmation: 

      The Class wrote their affirmation in the notebook

  • LIFE APPLICATION – DAILY SPIRITUAL DIARY

    please encourage this week’s action plan, and they can make notes for the whole week with their notebook.

  • Morning prayer: as soon as you are up, please recite morning prayers 
  • Food prayer: before you partake food
  • How did you practice truthfulness today: yet of the day or before going to bed reflection of the day time.
  • Any chanting/ meditation or service and what is the importance of it. Please ask your students about it.
  • Bedtime prayer; before going to bed.
    PLEASE NOTE LIFE APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A TEACHER, YOU AS A PARENT AND OUR STUDENTS WILL BE PRACTICING AS TRIPLE PARTNERS. 

Important information for Parents: 
  1. We encourage everyone, especially Students, to practice The Prayers daily (Life application)
Sai Ram
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