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  1. Imbibing Values through Stories

  2. Matri Devo Bhava • Jija Mata – Shivaji • Mata Bhuvaneswari Devi - Narendra (Swamy Vivekananda) • Now mothers are either too busy or ….

  3. Pitru Devo Bhava • King Ganapathideva – Rudrama Devi NOW FATHERS ARE TOO BUSY WITH THEIR CAREER, BUSINESS ETC

  4. Achaarya Devo Bhava • Time spent with a Class by a Teacher is 45 minutes/day • – so many classes to take, • – Syllabus to be completed • -- Tests to give • – Correct test papers………….

  5. No time/energy • As a parent and as a Teacher, it is our duty to cultivate values in our young generation

  6. Happiness- Alexander • Courage – Seetamma • Responsibility – Ekachakra puram-Bakasura • Balance in life – Sumitra- Urmila • Power of Swadharma – Sati Anasuya • Seva & patience – Kaushika muni, Dharma Vyadha • Dharma/Satyamu – Raja Kumara Varma • Sacrifice – Mangose & Ranthi Deva • Abhayam – Sibi Chakravarthi • Loka Kalyanam – Dadheechi • None is less important – Ant and the Pigeon

  7. 1 Happiness • What do we need to be happy? • Alexander • A pauper who is very happy all the time

  8. 2 Courage • Sitamma – Maryada Purushotham Sri Rama • Vana vaasamu • Protection from Rakshasas, Cruel Animals • Are you not a ‘man’? Cannot you protect me?

  9. 2 Taking Responsibility • Eka Chakra Puram • Pandavas taking shelter in a Brahmin’s house • Terror of Bakasura • Turn of one family each day • Every family member takes responsibility

  10. 4 Balance in life • Sumitra, Laxmana-Satrugna mata – balanced in the time of turmoil in life • Highly confident about her son, Laxmana • Calmness at times of crises • Doing swadharma – ‘Gacha, Gacha’ to Laxmana • Visualising Sri Rama Pattabhishekam and giving support Mata Kausalya

  11. 5 Power of Swadharma • Atri was the eldest of the seven sages created by Brahma during the process of the creation of the universe. • Anasuya the daughter of Sage Kardam and Devahuti. • Mahasati Anasuya. "Maha" is a prefix that means great, and sati is a woman known for fidelity and devotion to her husband.

  12. 5 Atri Mahamuni- Sati Anasuya • Sri Rama’s visit to Atri Ashramam • Atri’s wonderful Introduction of his wife, • Sati Anasuya performed Tapas for 10,000 years • She made ten nights into one night • She saved the world at times of severe drought • Let Sitamma meet Sati Anasuya

  13. 6 Value of Service & forbearance (Seva & Vorpu) • Kaushika muni • Bird’s death • Pativrata Stri • Sending muni to Dharma Vyadha

  14. 7 Value of Dharma/Satya • Upanishad Story – Kumara Varma • Dhana Laxmi, • Dana Laxmi, • Dharma Laxmi • and Satya Laxmi • If Dharma Laxmi, Satya Laxmi is there, everything is there

  15. 8 Glory of Sacrifice • Dharma Raja’s Rajasuya yagna • Mangoose with half of its skin turned Gold in colour • Ranthi Deva’s poverty • Ranthi Deva’s family’s Sacrifice

  16. 9 Value of Protection (Abhayam) • Shibi Chakravarthi • Indrudu, Agni • Dega – Pavuram [Eagle – Pigeon] • Giving flesh equal to the weight of Pakshi

  17. 10 Loka Kalyanam • Dadheechi - killing of Vritrasura • Making of Vajrayudha for Devendra • Sacrificing Vertebrae (spinal cord)

  18. 11 Nobody is less important • Ant and the Pigeon • Pigeon helped Ant by putting a dried leaf on the water • Pigeon thought ant is too small to help him • Ant bit the hunter and saved the pigeon

  19. Patriotism • Real incidents in the lives of national heroes • Major Padma Pani’s letter to his father reached after him • Letter says, ‘don’t worry for me. I am doing my duty’