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SSE Classes - Gurus Report  for 3rd December  2017)


GROUP 1


Started with 3 aums & 3 gayathri manthras.


Dr.Rajendra Prasad story was discussed. He had a servant & One day he by mistakenly broken the masters fountain pen nib. But the master realised "anger is like a dangerous dog".The children has been taught "we must keep the anger inside and properly chained.


We must unchain it only when we are sure that the other person is a thief or rogue. Otherwise it will start barking at anyone and everyone and it may even bite an innocent man".They have been taught also remember that to make a mistake is human,but

to forgive a mistake is divine.  They also given an activity sheet for colouring.


Children also participated carol singing practices. Some questions were given to them to answer as home work based on the anger management story.


"There is no greater enemy than anger in the world"- Baba.


Class ended with 3 aums & 3 shanthis.











GROUP 2

After the excitement of practising Christmas carols, the children went through the light meditation. This calmed and relaxed us before continuing with The Mahabharata. In this final reading of the great epic good finally triumphed over evil. Karna was killed by Arjuna whilst Karna was trying to free his chariot wheel. Karna protested that this was unfair but Lord Krishna highlighted how unfair the Kauravas had already been in the war so far.


As per Bhimas vow, Dushasana was also killed. The Kauravas were realising that they were losing the battle. Finally it was Duryodhana's turn. He was a great warrior and fought fiercely until the end.


Despite winning the battle the Pandavas were very sad and upset. So many people were killed.  After performing the rites for all the departed souls Yudhisthira ruled the kingdom for many years.


We discussed how The Mahabharata is still so relevant in our lives today. Each person in the Mahabharata teaches us certain qualities. The good and the bad! We have all enjoyed learning about this amazing epic.

GROUP 3


We began our lesson with silent meditation for one minute.


Topic – Life Force (Pranamaya Kosa)


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n our previous lessons, we learned that jiva (individuals) have 3 types of bodies: Gross body, Subtle body and Causal body. The body is made up of 5 elements: air, water, fire, earth and space.  The body is constituted with these 5 elements, and also 5 sheaths, 5 life breaths and 5 senses












Last week, we studied that food determines to a large extent our health, intelligence, emotions and impulses. Thus, we should set limits to the quality and quantity of food, as well as to the amount and times it is consumed.


This week, we emphasised the importance of life force in our bodies. The energy sheath or life force has as its  instrumentality the 5 vital airs and the nervous system.


The life force (Pranamaya Kosa) is subtle and distinct to the body. It is activated by air and is saturated with it. It pervades and subsumes the entire physical body (annamaya kosa).



We can say that the life force is the soul of the physical body, for it makes it function from head to foot. The physical body cannot function without the life force. It is the motive force!


The life force has 5 varieties:


PRANA: Activates the head – Comes from the SUN

APANA: Activates the lower parts of the body – EARTH

VYANA: Activates the right side of the body – AIR

UDANA: Activates the left side of the body – FIRE

SAMANA: Activates the central part of the body – SPACE


Prana appears in the form of breath, and is the soul of the physical body. By contemplating that the life force is the soul (atma) of the physical body, the notion that the body is the Self will disappear, and one should rise from the Gross to the

Subtle.


We concluded with Aum and 3 Shantis!

Pre - Nursery

We started the class with three Om's. The tiny tots together cut a small cake and offered it to Swami with love. As we learned a story about Diwali with Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in the previous class, We followed it with a colouring exercise

of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. The children were read a small story with moral values .

We sang some peppy carols preparing the mood for Christmas and ended the class with three Shanti's and the children bowing down before Swami's picture





Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's tips to students on Examinations

1. Practice Writing at Home


In spite of reading well, when students go to the examination hall, they don’t perform satisfactorily, they don’t do well. What’s the reason? This is because they only read, they don’t practice writing. While preparing for exams, you only read. But during the examination, you have to write there in the examination hall. Thus, it’necessary that you should practice writing even at home. What you do in the examination hall must be practiced at home . You read at home and then you write in the examination hall. There is no relationship between the two. While reading you may not understand certain aspects but while writing you will certainly understand them. So you should practice writing often. The more you write and practice at home, it will help you in the examination hall. Even if they are known things and you think you are wasting paper by practicing writing, it doesn’t matter. You should practice. The lack of writing practice is the only reason why students don’t succeed in examinations.


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Foundation

We began our lesson by chanting 3 aums and our daily prayers.


HONESTY was our lesson for today.


As a member of a family, a school, a team we have certain rights and responsibilities. Having responsibility, means we should act or behave in a certain way. As a member of a family or a member of a school there are right and wrong ways to behave.

Being HONEST is telling the truth. The truth is FACT about a person or something that happened. Honesty is saying what you think happened as clearly as you can. If you are not sure what happened then it is honest to say so.


Honesty is also being open about how you feel.You always feel better when you tell the truth. Children were asked the following questions. If you lie


*you will worry that someone will find out.

*If you are found out, other people will not trust you

*Even if no one finds out, you know you have lied and you will feel bad.

*If someone else gets the blame you will feel bad Honest behaviour is about being reliable and doing what you say you will. You are HONEST when you keep your promise.  A promise is saying you will certainly do something. Good friends are honest with each other.


Children were asked If a friend did not keep a promise or told a lie, how would that make you feel? Children were quick to say they will be upset. Children were focused for the whole lesson.They learnt few new words in the class.


HONESTY, RESPONSIBLE ,TRUTH ,RELIABLE , PROMISE,TRUST.


Children did some colouring before we finished the lesson with 3 aums and 3 shanthi.