“When you listen to My story, you forget the story of the world and live only in My story, until there is no separate story for you to relate or live. Well, to make you story-less is the scheme of My story.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 2, Oct 20, 1961
SSE Online resoUrce Library (SOuL) is being offered to our beloved Sri Sathya Sai Baba on His 95th birthday. The vision for SOuL is that it will serve as a resource for various SSE lesson plan components: Stories, Value based Songs (via Sai Rhythms), Group Activities, Life Applications and Quotes (via discourse search).
Phase 1 focused on curating stories from discourses given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The maiden offering consisted of a selection of 95 stories sourced from divine discourses and is being regularly updated. Several SSE teachers from different parts of the country poured over His discourses to collect the first set of 95 stories, abiding by the copyright laws and SSSIO IT guidelines. From over 260 stories submitted, selection was made to include stories from the lives of prophets and divine incarnations including Sri Sathya Sai Baba, inspiring individuals, analogies, unity of faiths, etc. Best effort was made to include a diverse group of sub-values covering the five human values: Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love and Nonviolence.
Phase 2 covers another important lesson plan element- "life application." Beginning January 2021, the SOuL team reviewed life application submissions received from National SSE Refresher (NRE) 2020 and the team members as well. Multiple sessions were conducted to finalize format, content and design with a singular focus to keep it simple and user friendly. The life applications listed have been tried and tested in SSE classroom setting. All teachers are encouraged to adapt it based on their classroom dynamics and children's needs.
Future plans include addition of more stories along with activities and life applications for all SSE groups.
Your ideas and suggestions are welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org