Ten Tales About Self-Control is a series of short stories for 10 to 12-year-olds illustrating key concepts for good conduct for Hindus in a modern context in a cultural setting that will be familiar to today's youth.
The stories of Ten Tales About Self-Control, are based on the ten ancient Vedic ethical principles called the yamas, meaning “restraints.” The yamas are universal principles, practices and values found in all religions. They are: nonviolence, truthfulness, nonstealing, divine conduct, patience, steadfastness, compassion, honesty, moderate appetite and purity.
These stories teach kids how to cope. They illustrate the choices a child may face in his or her life, such as lying to cover a mistake, and the pleasant or unpleasant consequences that may result from those choices. Children will encounter in these stories challenging situations that are familiar to them, tales of stealing, lying, dishonesty, impurity, injuring others and more, with morals offering a higher path in life, a path made happier, safer and more successful through the cultivation of the difficult art of self-control.
This small set of stories will provide Hindu and non-Hindu parents alike one means to convey these all-important character-building values to their children. The stories are intended to compliment Hinduism?s vast array of ancient stories but presents its concepts in the context of the modern world in which our youth today reside.
Ten Tales About Self Control
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