Dear Vajra Family,
We’re happy to announce the new edition of Santi Maha Sangha Kumar Kumari for Boys and Girls related to the Santi Maha Sangha Kumar Kumari program created by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for children who are at least 6 years old. As the root text says, “A young person who trains perfectly in these three progressive levels will acquire everything that is necessary to be able to enter into the Santi Maha Sangha training program.”
The new edition is more visually attractive than the previous booklet, and we hope it will make the process of studying the text a more pleasant experience. The children who pass the Base Level examination will receive the First Level booklet and will be able to proceed with their study of the program:
“Then when I return, we’ll do another exam to see if you have really studied or not. If you have studied you’ll be able to give all the answers. But it’s not just an answer in words. I want to see how you apply it and put it into practice. If you always make your mom and dad angry that’s putting a negative cause and it means you haven’t learned it. If you have learned it, it means you’ve created a positive cause. If we plant some geraniums or some other flowers, then only those will grow. Beans won’t grow because we didn’t plant any beans. So if we plant good causes then everything will manifest in a fantastic way. And if we plant something negative then certainly that is what will manifest. When you have understood that, you have to integrate it into your attitude and into your everyday behavior. The people will say, “Look at these children from Merigar who are following the Santi Maha Sangha training. How good and kind they are!” That means there is really a result from this. And you must be especially kind to one another among yourselves, and not be jealous and create problems. If you collaborate in this way then Santi Mana Sangha will work and it can be of benefit.” – Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, The Mirror 37 from September/October 1996, reprinted in The Mirror 110.