CHILDHOOD AND SPIRITUALITY

A child is adventurous, explores world, smiles at everything unless he/she is hurt. Inside we can see wonderful natural learning capability. Given a chance, without confusion a child can learn ‘n’ number of languages. Simply one needs to learn “how to live” concepts from a child. Pure intelligence and absolute mind works in children.  Through early childhood impressions psychological personality develops in them. So, childhood experiences play an important role in shaping their personality.
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It is prime duty of the mother to dedicate her time to young offspring’s as she is the first mentor. All prime spiritual books; religions give her first position in a child’s life. It is said God sends mother to take care of his beloved incarnated soul within a physical. Matru devo bhava; pithru devo bhava; acharya devo bhava; in this phrase also mother’s position is supreme. What is the responsibility of a mother? She is the first Guru. She can mould a child into a role model person. All the stories that she teaches child are life term gifts. They carve the person’s psychology. The behavior, language and every minute thing is observed by children and is adopted as they are the best observers and imitators. Thus children are the extensions of parents.

Many feel that spirituality and philosophy are the subjects to be taken at a later stage of old age. But it is not right. With spiritual knowledge we can learn life principles and art of living. We transform as better persons.  We know how to build and maintain good human relations. Our performance levels increase. It is very important to learn these subjects at a young age as time is finite and life is time bound. With philosophic knowledge we can explore life with enthusiasm and enjoy it full extent and can live with bliss. A child will have an added advantage, if they are trained in this field at a young age. Mentoring is easy at young age as their receptive levels are high So it becomes the responsibility of mother to expose the child at an early age to spirituality as it is a science of art of living and guides the child through the path of wisdom and purity. The early training tends them to be much disciplined, respect culture, tradition and have universal mind with broad outlook.

These days demand for old age homes are rising. Children are failing to take care of their old parents. Such situation will never arise if at a young age they are trained in spirituality. Spirituality blooms compassion, pure love, service attitude and lets a being to understand responsibility. Being in samsara (worldly affairs) the sadhaka’s (practitioners) can enjoy the eternal bliss. Spirituality lets one to understand self as well as others, surroundings and circumstances.

So groom child with spirituality and train him/her to live with responsibility as true independency rests with responsible behavior.

I wish all human beings be blessed by almighty with pure love, light and peace.

  
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