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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

MANISH TAKES A STAND

MANISH: I am sure in a mess. I don't know what I should do.

RITA: What's wrong? Are you in trouble?

MANISH: I have a terrible, horrible, gigantic problem. I wish I could crawl into a hole and never come out.

RITA: What happened? It can't be that bad.

MANISH: My friends were studying for the math test we have to take tomorrow in school, and they have all decided to cheat on the test.

RITA: We are Jains, and we learned in Pathshala that we should not cheat. Anyway, you always pass the math tests with a hundred.

MANISH: My mother helps me study and I study a lot, that's why I have been passing all the tests.

RITA: Well, then why are you so upset?

MANISH: The boys at school want to use my paper to cheat from.

RITA: Oh, no! You didn't agree to that, did you?

MANISH: No, but I didn't say they couldn't either.

RITA: Why not?

MANISH: I did not want to make them mad. They would call me names, and I just

hate to be called names.

RITA: Well, if you cheat, you will be in big trouble.

MANISH: I wouldn't be cheating, just the others.

RITA: You need to be honest. Helping them on the test is not being honest, which makes you a cheater too. That's dishonest, and then you will get pap (bad karmas).

MANISH: What should I do?

RITA: You know what is right. You need to stand up for what you believe in.

MANISH: Even if they call me all kinds of names that I don't like?

RITA: They will do that for a little while, but soon they will forget it.

MANISH: I will ask my mother if they can come to my house to study, then they won't have to cheat. They can make good grades honestly.

RITA: See, you answered your own question. Great!

MANISH: Now, I don't have to be upset or worried.

RITA: How does worrying solve your problems?

MANISH: Well, I guess it doesn't. The best answer is to stand up for what is right, and always follow the Jain principles we have learned.

RITA: I agree to that.