Thursday, July 03, 2008

SRCM(California) Targets Children (3yrs old)

Taken from Elodie's French Blog, Pour Que Vive le Sahaj Marg
(Information gathered by Alexis...)

The Shri Ram Chandra Mission is interested in our children

After the ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio, in the U.S. specifically aimed at children, and after Chariji's speech to students of the Lalaji Omega School, Alexis brings new examples in India and Singapore which remind us that every day, the Shri Ram Chandra Mission (California) focuses more on our children0 from an very early age.

The VBSE is proving to be a formidable instrument to circumvent the old adage that prohibits meditation before the age of 18 years. The indoctrination begins at the age of 3 years. It's scary. What hides behind this new hurried targeting of Chariji of our kids?

Wake up! At that age, our small toddlers are innocent, do not impose this burden inherited from the choice of so-called responsible adults.

VBSE Children's Program & Summer Camps

Echoes of India in July 2008 focuses on summer camps for children and youth. He cites no less than 8 examples: "Ashrams around the country were abuzz with activity during the holiday season."

In Bangalore it was 40 children aged 3 to 18, at Jaipur 40 children aged 3 to 17 years, in Hyderabad from 9 to 17 years, and in Kerala 52 children of whom only 12 were children of families of abhyasis, and so on.

What did they do? Examples: "The morning started with reciting of Mission's prayer", "The day commenced with introductions and was followed by Yoga", "The plays carried the message, 'Religion divides, Spirituality unites' and 'God is everywhere. The children had been preparing for this day since long at the children's centre every Sunday ", or even a workshop for teenagers:" "the need to manage one's anger, frustration and negative emotions". "Very exciting was the budget exercise where the teenagers were asked to plan a monthly budget of Rs 10000".

In Singapore, it is a Value Based Spiritual Education, (VBSE) chidren's program which is set up. Children are classified by age groups: Junior (4-9 years) and seniors (10-19 years). "(…) A play which highlights the value of striving to achieve perfection" (Sing Voice - April 2008).

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