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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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01. INTRODUCTION; THE BANYAN SEED

1. INTRODUCTION; THE BANYAN SEED “I am the seed of all existence. There is no being, moving or still, that exists without Me.” Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita There was once a cobbler who lived a simple and honest life. He was a poor man and had to work hard to support his wife and […]

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10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU

10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU O King of trees! I bow before you. Brahma is in your roots, Vishnu is in your body, Shiva is in your branches. In every one of your leaves there is a heavenly being. Amongst the new wave of people-led environmental groups in India, Trees For […]

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Incarnation 06 Parashuram – The Warrior

Incarnation 6 Parashuram – The Warrior Long ago there lived in the forest a brahmin priest called, Jamadagni. He was very religious and had seven sons, headed by Parashuram. He also possessed a wish-fulfilling cow called Kamadhenu. This magical animal could give one whatever one desired. Still, as a true brahmin, Jamadagni lived very simply […]

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(T) Arjuna’s Dilemma on the Battlefield (dilemmas)

STO-701 This passage give some background information to the Battle of Kurukshetra and the difficult situation Arjuna faced prior to that great conflict. It also serves to show how the Bhagavad Gita came to be spoken. For more information, please refer to “The Heart of Hinduism” Teachers’ Book pages 126-127. The Mahabharata explains how Dhritarashtra […]

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Scriptural Verses B – Core Values and Virtues

Scriptural Verses B (word document download) Verses on Core Values and Virtues Please also refer to the section on proverbs for further relevant verses. In here, there are four main categories, namely: A. Godly / Spiritual Qualities (general) B. Demonic / Materialistic Qualities (general) C. Specific Virtues D. Miscellaneous A. Godly / Spiritual Qualities (general) […]

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Scriptural Verses D (primary audio CD)

Scriptural Verses D (primary version) The following is a transcript of the verses on the Audio CD (Track 40) along with the accompanying narrative. There may be slight differences from the spoken version. Krishna, before the great battle, speaks to his friend, Prince Arjuna. He tells him about the real self, the atman. We will […]

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Scriptural Verses D (secondary audio CD)

Scriptural Verses D (secondary version) Section D – Verses Spoken on the Audio CD The following is a transcript of the verses on the Audio CD (Tracks 4-10), along with the accompanying narrative. There may be slight differences from the spoken version. Track 4 All but one of the following verses are from the Bhagavad […]

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B. Teacher Guides (secondary)

Word documents for download TGD-01 Tips on Teaching about Hinduism (introductory guidelines) TGD-01 Tips on Teaching Hinduism TGD-02 Summary of the three gunas (the gunas, personal development) TGD-02 Summary of 3 Gunas TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence (God, ideas of God) TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence TGD-04 Twelve Main Deities and Related Attributes/Topics (God, Hindu deities) TGD-04 12 Deities […]

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STO-701 – Arjuna’s Dilemma on the Battlefield (dilemmas)

STO-701-sec This passage give some background information to the Battle of Kurukshetra and the difficult situation Arjuna faced prior to that great conflict. It also serves to show how the Bhagavad Gita came to be spoken. For more information, please refer to “The Heart of Hinduism” Teachers’ Book pages 126-127. The Mahabharata explains how Dhritarashtra […]

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STO-306 – the Sixth Avatar; Parashurama the Warrior

STO-306-sec Long ago there lived in the forest a brahmin priest called, Jamadagni. He was very religious and had seven sons, headed by Parashuram. He also possessed a wish-fulfilling cow called Kamadhenu. This magical animal could give one whatever one desired. Still, as a true brahmin, Jamadagni lived very simply in his humble cottage. One […]

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STO-320 – Stories of Surya

STO-320-sec Surya and Sanjana In Hindu mythology, Surya married Sanjana and she bore two children, Yama and Yami. Yama is the God of Death, and Yami is more commonly called Yamuna, the sacred river that runs through Vrindavana and New Delhi. Sanjaya, however, could not bear the intense light and heat radiating from her fiery […]

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STO-204 – The Story of Draupadi (assertiveness and compassion)

STO-204-sec Draupadi was the daughter of Maharaja Drupada. The king performed a great sacrifice under the superintendence of the sage Yaja. By his first offering, Dhrishtadyumna was born. At Kurukshetra, he killed Drona, his father’s arch enemy. By the second offering, Draupadi was born. An aero-message declared that she was born for the destruction of […]

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STO-208 – Queen Kunti (attitudes towards suffering)

STO-208-sec Kunti was the daughter of Maharaj Surasena and the sister of Krishna’s father, Vasudeva. King Kunti-Bhoja adopted her and hence she was known as Kunti. She once served the powerful mystic sage Durvasa who gave her a mantra by which she could invoke any of the demigods. Out of youthful inquisitiveness, she tried the […]

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(T) Stories of Surya

STO-320 Surya and Sanjana In Hindu mythology, Surya married Sanjana and she bore two children, Yama and Yami. Yama is the God of Death, and Yami is more commonly called Yamuna, the sacred river that runs through Vrindavana and New Delhi. Sanjaya, however, could not bear the intense light and heat radiating from her fiery […]

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(P) the Sixth Avatar; Parashurama the Warrior

STO-306 Long ago there lived in the forest a brahmin priest called, Jamadagni. He was very religious and had seven sons, headed by Parashuram. He also possessed a wish-fulfilling cow called Kamadhenu. This magical animal could give one whatever one desired. Still, as a true brahmin, Jamadagni lived very simply in his humble cottage. One […]

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Songs

Selected Songs/Bhajans Download word document: Songs There are four songs listed here, as follows: The Arti Song (“Jay Jagadish Hare”) A Popular Hindi Bhajan – “Krishna Jinka Nama Hai” A Bengali bhajan – “Bhaja Hure Mana” A song in praise of Krishn2, the Butter Thief Numbers 1 and 3 feature of the Audio-CD, the tracks […]

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Krishna

Download PDF: PCT-305 Krishna is often considered the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. Many think him to be God himself, and the terms Vishnu and Krishna are often used synonymously. He is perhaps the most popular deity, especially in North India and within the UK. Krishna is depicted with two hands, usually playing his flute. He wears […]

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9. What Krishna Teaches Us

Download PDF: PCT-009 What Krishna Teaches Us There are many stories about Krishna. He was very clever, but a little bit naughty as well. Sometimes, he would take butter and cream from the fridge and eat it. He would feed it to the monkeys. When the monkeys were very full, he would say “This butter […]

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11. Krishna

Download PDF: PCT-011 Krishna Krishna was born over 5,000 years ago. Krishna’s birthday is called Janmashtami. It comes near the end of the summer holidays (in August or September). Krishna was born in India, in a town called Mathura. He had a wicked uncle called Kamsa. Kamsa wanted to kill Krishna. Therefore, Krishna’s father sent […]

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ART-0528 Udupi: The Town of the Beautiful Deity of Baby Krishna

Word document download: ART-0528 This town is central to the followers of Madhva (see Teachers’ Book, pages 137-138, 134). The main temple in Udupi is called the “Shri Krishna Matha”, where Lord Krishna in his baby form (Bala Krishna) is worshipped. This deity was made from a shalagram-shila (a deity self-manifested from stone) by Lord […]