you have taught your kids to only care for the family. And once they grow up and start their own family, they are in HABIT to take care of theirs alone. For you have raised them so….
For you, family meant your spouse and your kids so why are you surprised when they practice what they learned from you? Why blame them for your loneliness? Did you bring them up with the Vedic idea of the world being one big family?
Have you taught them to care for their grandparents, their society, their country or their surroundings? Why blame them when they become you?
This is what happens when we teach our kids to pray & live only for their immediate family. For we tell them who will pray for us if we don’t. An idea that sticks with them for the rest of their lives.
And, for all those who teach their children to serve or work for their only interests and not care for what encircles them- nature has a way of giving it back to them.
So don’t be surprised if you land in an old age home without your kids around. For they are living YOU now and will teach their kids the same.
Teach them to include everyone and walk. Working for them is great but not at the cost of others- is something only you can teach them by your life.
Invoke the real spirit of “Loka Samstha Sukhino Bhavanthu” in them if you want to be included in their life. More than what you are teaching them, they learn by observing you.
Kids are a huge responsibility and trust me, they’re not for everybody. But if you have one then you don’t have to go looking for a Guru because what your kid can teach you, nobody else can 🙂
Bring them up with responsibility, for you have a big hand in them turning a God or otherwise.
The target audience of the above said are everybody and anybody. Age is just a number, at least when it comes to them. I always wonder if we give “love” all the credit while at the backstage the ones pulling the show called “love” are really these 2 stars.
They have worked their magic on each one of us. Why do you think your first love never fades away? Why do you think Radha is more adored than Rukmini or any other wives of Krishna?
Why do you think something that can never be yours looks more exciting than the one that you already own? In fact the one in your possession may be someone’s impossible desire. Funny, isn’t it?
We are constantly in the lookout for something to keep us going through this short life. The newness and impossible doesn’t just excite you but it does the same to everybody here. It’s not just your secret anymore and with that, you can now look at your options to either living it or to leaving it.
It’s out in the open so choose whether to flow with it or to sit silently on the shore and watch the sport. Or you can do both, watch and enjoy the sport but in this case you will know when to stop.
C’mon, don’t drag yourself through this life. If you believe Krishna to be your Guru- Live it well yet know this Whole is Him..And more importantly, Know that You are Him.
On the eve of Krishnashtami, let us know that he doesn’t exist away or differently from us. He is Us and We are Him. To remember this, always keep in mind this verse 24 from chapter 4. Although each verse in Gita is pointing us to remember that there is only One and not Many, yet this is my personal fav 🙂
Brahmarpanam brahma havir brahmagnau brahmana hutam
Brahmaiva tena gantavyam brahma-karma-samadhina//4.24