Children’s Program at Nevada Buddhist Vihara: (Part 4)


Children’s Program at Nevada Buddhist Vihara:
(Part 4)

September 17, 2023

By Bhante Sumitta (PhD)

(Part 1)

Inspiring Young Minds: 

Bhante Sumitta's Motivational Program 

@Nevada Buddhist Vihara

Published on September 18, 2023

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Part 4 of the Material

How to inspire children using this Buddhist teaching?:

  • The accomplishment of persistent effort (uṭṭhāna-sampadā), 
  • The accomplishment of watchfulness (ārakkha-sampadā), 
  • Good friendship (kaḷyānamittatā) and 
  • Balanced livelihood (sama-jīvikatā).

Let's break down this Buddhist teaching into a child-friendly context to inspire children with its wisdom:

Imagine you have a big dream or a goal, like becoming a great artist, a scientist, or even just making new friends. Buddhism teaches us some wonderful secrets that can help you achieve your dreams and become a happier person overall. These secrets are like special ingredients for a magical recipe.

Persistent Effort (uṭṭhāna-sampadā): 

This is like the superhero power of never giving up. Imagine you're trying to learn a new skill, like riding a bike. You might fall down many times, but if you keep trying and never give up, you'll eventually learn to ride that bike like a pro. It's all about hard work and determination, like a never-ending adventure.

Watchfulness (ārakkha-sampadā): 

This is like having super senses. Just like Spider-Man senses danger with his spider-sense, you can learn to pay attention and be aware of what's happening around you. This helps you make good choices and stay safe, like knowing when to cross the street or when to listen to your parents.

Good Friendship (kaḷyānamittatā): 

Think about your best friends, the ones who make you smile and feel happy. Good friendship is like having a team of superheroes by your side. They support you, cheer you up when you're sad, and help you become a better person. So, choose your friends wisely, and be a good friend in return.

Balanced Livelihood (sama-jīvikatā): 

Imagine you're a tightrope walker, and you have to balance perfectly to stay on the rope without falling. Balanced livelihood means finding the right balance in your life, like balancing playtime and homework. It's about making sure you have time for everything you love without getting too stressed.

Now, let's put it all together: If you want to achieve your dreams and be the best version of yourself, remember to never give up (persistent effort), be aware of what's happening around you (watchfulness), surround yourself with great friends (good friendship), and find the right balance in everything you do (balanced livelihood).

These teachings are like your very own superpowers, and when you use them wisely, you can achieve amazing things and make the world a better place. So, dream big, little one, and remember these Buddhist secrets to help you on your journey to becoming a real-life superhero!



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