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If you want to do some French and/or German here is a link to the website you have used with Mr Warren before. Have fun!
Choose a new section of the site each week which you think would be most useful if you were holidaying in France at some time in the future.
Get active for at least half an hour daily. This is vital for tiptop physical AND mental health. Ideally, part of your exercise routine should get you out of breath. Don't forget to stretch (gently warmup) any muscles you will be using intensely.
Either join a Joe Wicks session daily, or choose from these suggestions as well:
"Scoutwalk" for around half an hour. Scoutwalk involves running 100 paces, walking 100 paces alternately .
Work!!!! Ask your family if they have any physical chores you could help with - moving logs etc, gardening, cleaning the car..... these kind of chores are good for wellbeing as your exercise is combined with completing something purposeful.
Ideas about different pathways to moksha in Hindu Narrative
The Bhagavad Gita comes from the long Hindu ‘epic’ poem, the Mahabharata. Krishna’s advice is like a sermon and includes an explanation of the different yogas, or pathways to moksha. Its teachings are a source of spiritual authority for many Hindus, who turn to it for guidance every day, and express the joy they believe is found with God through Krishna.
What advice did Krishna give Arjuna and what did he decide to do?
Read the sections from the Mahabharata below, then sort the passages out into two groups:
1. What the story says happened
2. What Krishna said to Arjuna
Which passage do you think links best with the picture?
Krishna persuaded Arjuna that it was his duty to fight … try and work out which words / actions helped Arjuna decide to do this. What do you think about what happened? How do Hindus use Krishna’s teaching in the Bhagavad Gita to help them in life?
People always need advice in life. Many Hindus read from the Gita every day for guidance, comfort and advice in the dilemmas of life. For example, what if you read this?
“With Krishna on our side, armed or unarmed, we have nothing to fear”.
Did it help Arjuna? How might it help a Hindu today? Is it good advice for everyone?
More importantly, the Bhagavad Gita sets out the different spiritual pathways Hindus believe will take them to moksha or to union with God.
What analogy can help explain a Hindu view of life?
Finish this sentence: For Hindus, life is a bit like this …
Do you agree or can you think of another analogy for life.
What do you think of this example? You are in a car. You drive on to a roundabout and just for fun you go round again and maybe once or twice more. Some drivers do it because they are lost! But whatever the reason, if you kept going round and round, it would stop being fun after a while and you would want to take an exit and go on with your journey.
Hindus believe that humans are all in a cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Your body dies but your real self continues in another body until eventually you need to find a way out – moksha, becoming one with God. Choosing a pathway is like coming off the roundabout.
Which pathway to moksha would suit which person?
Each pathway is known as a YOGA; this is one of the meanings of the word ‘yoga’. It can also mean to be ‘united with God’. In the UK, yoga is seen as a form of exercise but its origin is as a spiritual pathway to link someone with God. Some people are happy about this connection, others aren’t and many don’t realise there is any link.
Invent a symbol to represent your pathway / yoga. Draw it on a sheet of paper and write your pathway next to it. Why did you choose the pathway you did?
Reflection: Would it be helpful to have different pathways to choose in life?