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highly learned
Highly Learned

“When a person is highly educated and acts strictly on moral principles, he is called highly learned. A person conversant in different departments of knowledge is called educated, and because he acts on moral principles, he is called morally stout. Together, these two factors constitute learning.”

NOD Ch.21

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“That is the general education. It

doesn’t require that you have to

learn some book immediately. No.

First of all build your CHARACTER.

- Bom April 13 `76

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“So real education is how to train up one to have ideal character, to become a brahmana.”

NY July 13 76

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truthfulness satyam truthfulness
TruthfulnessSatyam – truthfulness

“Satyam, truthfulness, means that facts should be presented as they are, for the benefit of others. The truth should be spoken in a straight-forward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. --- That is the definition of truth.”Bg. 10.4 purport

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Truthfulness – supportive values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Justice
  • Loyalty
  • Trustworthiness
  • Reliability
  • Trust/Faith
  • Understanding

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self control damah self control
“A person who can control his senses fully is called vasi, or self-controlled.” (NOD)

“Control of the mind means detaching it from sense enjoyment.”

Self-controlDamah – self-control
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Commitment

Confidence

Courage

Creativity

Detachment

Determination

Diligence

Enthusiasm

Excellence

Joyfulness

Moderation

Patience

Peacefulness

Perseverance

Responsibility

Self-discipline

Tolerance

Self control – supportive values

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compassion kripa anukampa
A person who is unable to bear another’s distress is called compassionate. (NOD)

Devotees are para dukha dukhi, they don’t like to see the sufferingof others.

CompassionKripa - anukampa
compassion supportive values
Caring

Consideration

Cooperation

Courtesy

Forgiveness

Friendliness

Generosity

Gentleness

Helpfulness

Humility

Kindness

Love

Respect

Service

Unity

Compassion – supportive values

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cleanliness saucam cleanliness
CleanlinessSaucam – cleanliness

“There are two kinds of cleanliness: external and internal. External cleanliness means taking a bath, but for internal cleanliness one has to think of Krsna always and chant Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. This process cleans the accumulated dust of past karma from the mind.” Bg.13.8

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Cleanliness – supportive values

  • Chastity
  • Simplicity
  • Orderliness
  • Purity
  • Modesty

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“If one does not approach or is not able to approach, the transcendental service of the Lord, then the other nineteen items are of no particular value.” - Bhagavad-gita 13.8-12

activities to cultivate character
Through story

Verses

Sayings

Proverbs

Examples

Mentoring

Activities for all learning styles: - songs, posters, stories, role play, dramas, meditations, discussions

Everyday mention a virtue

Through behaviour management programme

Through literature

Current events in news

Activities to Cultivate Character
activities to cultivate character cont
Looking at issues in social studies

Ethical dilemmas in science and technology

Historical accounts in social studies

Character calendar of activities

Homework project on character trait for the week/month

Acknowledgements and teachable moments

Affirmations

Anecdotes

Video

Definitions

Discussion circles

Virtues in other languages

Bloom’s taxonomy

School journals

Poetry

Songs

Thinking Skills

Activities to cultivate character cont…
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“The preaching of the Bhagavatam principles will automatically render all men austere, clean both inside and outside, merciful to the suffering, and truthful in daily behavior. That is the way of correcting the flaws of human society, which are very prominently exhibited at the present moment.”

SB 1.17.24