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RAJESH LEARNS ABOUT JEALOUSY
 
NIRAV LEARNS ABOUT CHEATING
 
RAM LEARNS ABOUT SELFISHNESS
 
RAVI LEARNS ABOUT STEALING
 
ROHIT LEARNS ABOUT BEING KIND
 
RAJESH LEARNS ABOUT NAME-CALLING
 
NIRAV LEARNS ABOUT SHOWING OFF
 
SUKETU LEARNS ABOUT POUTING
 
RAVI LEARNS ABOUT TATTLING
 
RAJESH LEARNS ABOUT PURITY
 
MANISH LEARNS ABOUT LYING
 
MANISH TAKES A STAND
 
SUKETU LEARNS ABOUT MAHAVIRA
 
RAJESH LEARNS ABOUT HUMILITY
 
SUKETU LEARNS ABOUT THANKFULNESS
 
NIRAV LEARNS ABOUT COMPASSION
 
RAVI LEARNS ABOUT MATERIALISM
 
  NIRAV LEARNS ABOUT SHARING
 
  MANISH LEARNS ABOUT RESPECT
 
  RAM LEARNS ABOUT JUDGING OTHERS
 
  ROHIT LEARNS ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY
 
  RAM LEARNS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS
 
  ROHIT LEARNS TO BE MERCIFUL
 
  SUKETU LEARNS ABOUT PRAYER AT JAIN CENTER
 

JAIN PLAYS

RAVI LEARNS ABOUT MATERIALISM

RAVI: Have you seen all my toys? I have a thousand toys, and the more I want, the more I get. Come and see my toys.

SUKETU: Ravi, you have toys all over your house and all over your backyard. You have more toys than anyone I know.

RAVI: But I still want more toys.

SUKETU: You can't play with all those toys at once. You can only play with one toy at a time.

RAVI: So what? When I am in my bedroom, the toys make a pile so high that I can't even see the door.

SUKETU: Boy! That's what I call a lot of toys.

RAVI : I hope I get more toys at my birthday party. All I can think about is more and more toys. Whenever my mother takes me to the store I know if I throw a fit she will buy me anything I want.

SUKETU: I can't believe your mother doesn't just tell you no.

RAVI: Well, all I have to do is have a great big temper tantrum in the store in front of all the other people.

SUKETU: Ravi, how can you play with all of those toys?

RAVI: I don't. I just like to spend hours looking at them and wishing that I had more of them in my room.

SUKETU: Oh, that's terrible.

RAVI: Terrible? Are you jealous of me and all my toys? Don't you ever wish for toys?

SUKETU: No, I don't want so many toys. I have a little box filled with toys in my room and that's enough for me.

RAVI: Is that all you have? Only one small box full!

SUKETU: Toys cost a lot of money. My parents need the money for food, not toys.

Some kids don't have toys at all.

RAVI: You really mean that some kids don't have any toys?

SUKETU: That's right. Hey, why don't you share some of your toys with the kids who don't have any?

RAVI: I couldn't do that. My toys mean much to me.

SUKETU: According to what we learn in Jain school, you should not be so attached to your toys.

RAVI: You know, you are right. I am sure glad that you are my friend and helped me understand how to be non-attached to material things. After all, I can only play with one toy at a time. I think I am going home and gather all my toys and give most of them to those who donít have any.