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Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas

In July 2022, Sabi received a thoughtful gift from Sruti—a book titled 365 Stories from Vedas Upanishads and Puranas. Below are few key learnings she took from the book:

  • Body is just not a Physical Entity: After the book, she realized we are made out of Monkeys and the soul or Atman.
  • Family and Community: The stories often center on family unity, respect for elders, and the importance of community, thus reinforcing social values. Through the stories, Sabi learned about the distinct roles of fathers and mothers and the importance of respecting both.
  • Role of Gurus: Stories from the Upanishads often depict a student seeking wisdom from a guru, highlighting the value of education—something Sabi could relate to as she often asks questions to her Kyoshi and school teachers.
  • Indic Ideas: The book introduces key spiritual ideas like dharma (righteousness), karma (action and consequence), and samsara (the cycle of birth and death).
  • Smart Problem Solving: Characters like Lord Krishna in the Mahabharata or Ganesha in the Puranas serve as models of wisdom, often using intelligence rather than brute force to outsmart their opponents.

Confident that she is now understanding and has the reasoning to ask questions, we finally took her on a 15-day trip across India visiting various many temples across Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.


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