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.