Gita for Children
Volume 2 Issue 18 Oct 2004 Serial Articles

3. After the presentation, the Instructor poses ‘situations’ and ‘dilemmas’ that require solutions using the teachings of the chapter. Alternately, the students could stage skits, highlighting the important teachings of the chapter.

Experience has shown that the absorption is much better with student participation. Before moving on to the next chapter, the Instructor must review all that was said, adding extra comments as required.

A few words now about the text itself. Basically, it represents a synthesis of the format of the Gita with the spirit of Swami’s Gita Vahini. Thus, as in the original Gita, there are eighteen chapters, and the Message is presented as a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna. However, no attempt is made to have a one-to-one correspondence with the Slokas of the Gita original. Instead, the spirit is captured and amplified in the light of Baba’s Teachings. As even a cursory reading would show, Swami’s sayings have been seamlessly woven into the texture of the Krishna-Arjuna dialogue practically everywhere.

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