The best guide for parents- the Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is a revered book that is part of the Mahabharata. The book is a continuous dialogue between the Pandava prince Arjuna and his mentor Lord Krishna.
In today’s world, we have been bombarded with so many different self-help books and jargon that we have missed out on the original self-help book- The Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is a great influencer. Our ancestors narrated the wisdom and enlightenment they have received after reading the Bhagavad Gita. Why not use it for your children to grow more meaningfully.
Though may sound like an ancient book, it holds a lot of guidelines very relevant to today’s day and age. Many have read the Gita but not all have understood its essence.
Here are short examples of what the Gita is guiding you towards
The desire to know:- Arjuna began to ask Lord Krishna questions that enlightened him. It all began with the desire to know. Children have an inert desire to know things. It may irritate you but develop the patience to answer and explain.
The desire to teach:- Lord Krishna had a desire to teach that led him to guide Arjuna through the battlefield. Children need to be taught things before we punish them for not knowing or understanding.
Mentor your child, do not tame them:- Parents use strict methods to disciple their child either with fright or deprivation. Lord Krishna mentored Arjun with stories, examples, and a lot of time invested in understanding Arjun’s mind and helping him clear his thoughts.
Transformation:- Finally Arjuna is transformed into a conscious, peaceful person. Lord Krishna’s efforts paid off. We want to see an instant change in our children. We need to invest in them and wait for the transformation.
Seek help:- Teach your child to ask for help when in need. A mighty warrior of this era Arjuna had a breakdown at the battlefield. No matter how good we are the pressure takes a toll on everyone. Arjuna sort Lord Krishan’s guidance and emerged victoriously.
Never underestimate anyone’s advice:- Lord Krishna was Arjuna’s charioteer. He saw Arjuna in distress and answered his questions. Had Arjuna turned him down considering he was just a charioteer; he would have lost the opportunity to win the battle in Kurukshetra.
It’s all in the mind:- Lord Krishna did not teach Arjuna military tactics, warfare, or about weapons which is essential on a battlefield. He only taught him how to handle his thoughts and emotions. Thoughts and emotions indirectly affect everything in our life. If we teach children how to manage, control, and direct their thoughts and feelings, many other secondary problems will be solved.
Understanding others:- As soon as Arjuna understood Lord Krishna’s conversations. He began to read the mind of his opponents. He began to understand why certain people behaved in certain ways. Understand the mind of your child and you will be able to guide them to perform better.
The Bhagavad Gita has enumerable solutions to all your issues with growing children and adults too. It is a one-stop for every answer sort. If you are looking for more tips and ideas own a copy of the Talking Bhagavad Gita by Aadarsh Technosoft Pvt. Ltd.