Spiritual Principle: To be good and do good.
“Elevate yourselves by doing good, speaking good, seeking good and having the good of others in mind.”
– SSS 10:25; 159; Brindavan, 7-30-77
St. Francis Prayer:
Lord make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy
Silent sitting: 3 Aums and followed by
All students are requested to sit in a comfortable position. Keep your hands on the table or your lap. Do deep breathing. Breath in……breathe out…..Breathe in …… breathe out…….
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice we children of the Lord
Rejoice Rejoice Rejoice Rejoice we children of the Lord
Praise the Lord Praise the Lord Praise the Lord we children of the Lord
Praise the Lord Praise the Lord Praise the Lord Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord we children of the Lord
Love the Lord Love the Lord Love the Lord we children of the Lord
Love the Lord Love the Lord Love the Lord Love the Lord
Love the Lord we children of the Lord
Story from Chinna Katha:
DO YOUR GOOD ACTS HERE AND NOW
Once a poor man approached King Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. He was also called Dharmaraja because he always followed the path of virtue. The poor man asked the king for some help. Yudhishtira said, “Come tomorrow, I will give you what you want.”
|Bhima, Yudhishtira’s brother, overheard this promise. He at once called all the royal retinue for a sudden meeting. He announced that the next day would be celebrated as a day of victory. This sudden announcement created a great commotion. Everyone wanted to know what the victory was about and who had won it. The news reached Dharmaraja. Bhima was asked to give an explanation.|
Bhima said, “We have gained a victory over death for twenty-four hours. Dharmaraja had asked a certain poor man to come tomorrow for receiving help. It means that Dharmaraja is quite certain that he will be alive for the next twenty-four hours. Is this not a victory?”
Yudhishtira realized how inadvertently he was taught a lesson. He sent for the poor man and gave him what he wanted. Act and live in the present. Never postpone to tomorrow whatever good you can do today.
- What did Bhima announce after listening to Yudhishtra’s promise?
- What was Bhima’s explanation for Yudhistra’s victory?
- What was the lesson that Yudhistra learnt?
- What did you learn from the story?
- Do you do good acts regularly?
- Do you set a time and date to do something good or just to be good?
Write a short play (complete with scenes and characters) where you speak the truth in a a good way so that it doesn’t hurt others and enact it.
Mark a green dot in a calendar for every day you were good or if you did something good.
Form a circle and say, “”I will always be good and do good.”