Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Some reflective questions and answers on teaching

What are the most important things to consider while teaching?

Keeping the student at the centre of teaching. Being able to answer their questions is more important than having the perfect plan or course material.

What are the best ways to plan a lesson?

Create a skeleton structure / overview of the lesson using a model or story and build on it. Plan the lesson then step back and be light, know that Baba is involved.

What is important to consider when structuring a lesson?

Keep checking the aim, to see that it is very clear for your self.  Have a balance between the essence and details. It is good to have a kind of ‘script’ so as to not go into lots of expansion or unnecessary examples. This may work as a method to keep you safe from Maya.

What methods help me be congruent with what I am teaching? 

Some reflective questions such as; What did I learn  today? What did I conquer / overcome? It is good to keep my attainments in front of me while playing the role of teacher. Think about what can be shared from ones own experience.

Sometimes my ego gets in the way of teaching and I get over identified with the part. 

Teaching can be a big test paper. Find methods of jumping over the ego. The awake soul naturally does not have any identifications with the role. There is a feeling of complete security from beyond the drama. This automatically removes the tensions of expectations on the limited role. See the student as your future King, you are one of the subjects. Have the highest vision. See oneself as a zero, a messenger. You are passing on a message to the soul from God. It is nothing to do with ‘you’.

After teaching it is good to observe the scenes in the drama of teaching and see it as part of the drama. See that the drama is a puppet show and it is fixed. It would be absurd to claim the actions of a puppet in a drama.

How to overcome low ego of a teacher?

You are sharing a Brahma Kumari spiritual model, you can afford to take an impartial position. Not to underestimate your own experiences. Trusting Baba’s use of you as an instrument.

Are there other methods to learn rather than just speaking from the front?

One method is to ask questions, rather than giving answers. Creating space for the students to explore their own answers. A basic question might be ‘what is meditation?' or ‘why meditate?’

We are sharing the magic, we are guiding them to discover themselves. We want to create a clear path, letting them discover their highest. Not saying too much allows this space.

Can we learn from how Baba is teaching?

In Avakyt murlis it appears that it often starts by speaking to the Angel, then to the effort maker and finally the Angel. He tells us how he sees us eternally which gives us so much power. The the stage to realise this true nature and at the end is a blessing, that we are that.

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