How to Raise Ideal and Devoted Children?- Swami Ramsukhdasji.


|| Shree Hari ||
Ram Ram

21st January, 2011, Friday
Maagh Krishna Dvitiya, Vikram Samvat 2067, Shukravar

How to Raise Ideal and Devoted Children?

Many mothers, sisters with their straight forward nature believe that to give birth to a child that is devoted to the Lord is not in her capacity, however such a notion should never be entertained. Many mothers from rural areas also believe that we are living in these small villages, what capability and capacity do we have to understand and do? Being straight-forward and free of pride is an admirable quality in these mothers; however feeling of hopelessness if of no use at all. Have faith that you can do some very great work. All the women and men in this world, all-in-all were raised in the laps of mothers; therefore mother is believed to be the very first Guru. It is mother alone that does the most menial and the greatest of all work for the child; like nursing, barbering, tailoring, washing clothes, teaching, and other work. In Gurukuls, the Rishi-Munis used to teach the children, and after completing the traditional course work, at the graduation ceremony they used to give the following message before sending the children home –

“maatru devo bhava, pitru devo bhava, aachaarya devo bhava”

“See child! Understand the mother, father, and teacher to be visibly and manifestly (saakshaat) a form of the Supreme.”

In this mantra that was shared, the first place is given to the mother. Best of best saints and sages, contemplative ones, great souls and righteous men, men with ideal characters, valiant and brave ones were all born of mothers. Those mothers and sisters who wish to give birth to such devotees of God and ideal men, they must having a firm and determinate resolve, conduct themselves in the best of best ways. In their minds must be that divine wish that my children be a loving devotee of the Lord and an ideal man. It has also been said in the “niti” –

Gunigangannaarambhe na patati kathinee susambhramaad yasya |

Tenaambaa yadi sutinee vad vandhyaa keedrushee naam || (Hitopadesh)

“Janani janai to sant jan, kai daataa kai soor |

Nahin to raheje baanjhadi, mati gamaaje noor || (Sant-Vaani)

“Tinha tein khar, sookar, swaan bhale, jadataa bas ten a kahain kuch vai |

Tulasi jehi Ram saun nehu nahin, so sahi pasu poonch, bishaan na dvai ||

Janani kat bhaar muyi das mas, bhai kin baanjh, gayi kin chaiv |

Jari jaau so jeevanu, jaankinaath ! jiyai jagmein tumhro binu haiv || (Kavitaavali)

Great mothers have deep conviction and confidence, to such an extent that “coming into my womb, drinking my milk, can this child ever drink the milk of a bitch (female dog)? My child will forever remain at the Lotus Feet of the Lord, drinking sweet nectar, and will continually spread nectar filled joy and love to all in the world .” Mothers whose sons become loving devotees of the Lord, those mothers become eligible to receive gratitude. Those mothers become such that there remains nothing more to be done by them. Such power is in the hands of every mother, therefore do not loose hope. By the grace of the Lord, nothing is impossible. (to be continued)

From book in hindi “Saadhan, Sudha, Sindhu” by Swami Ramsukhdasji.

Titled “Bhakt aur Aadarsh Santaan kaise ho?” on Jan 20, 2011.

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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