It can be overwhelming. So when Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati’s book on the ’10 Essential verses of the Bhagavad Gita’ was published, there was a collective big sigh of relief!
I took each of the 10 verses and selected 4 words to study with my students
The creation of the cards led to new collaborative study possibilities. They could be linked to their verse, skits and debates were possible, and poster stories happened. It was thrilling to say the least as a teacher!
The back of each card served as a handy reference to the words selected, along with related concepts. The complex tapestry could be unraveled in a little easier fashion!
In addition, smaller cards, with individual words and a short description, would enable taking up one concept at a time. A string of words will form the garland of understanding. It was time to be poetic!
Finally, we made an amazing banner with all the cards for display purposes. It did feel like a comforting blanket, to be used when there is much doubt and confusion!