Friday, May 4, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Loving Children


People see the authenticity of any religious movement according to how the older generation can imbibe within the small children the understanding and love for their religion. Consciously or subconsciously the world feels that way. To make thousands and millions of converts are good but that doesn’t impress them. We, as parents, must understand the serious responsibility that we have in inculcating love for God in the hearts of children. If our children do not feel love they will not understand God’s love because the love of the parent is translated to the children as the love of God. When they feel their parents' love, they can actually begin to understand God’s love. And what is love? Love doesn’t mean spoiling a child, love doesn’t mean being nice sentimentally - real love means that we must give the child the best possible that we can in our life, with the goal of awakening their eternal love of God. Then that’s the most important thing that we can give to our children - everything should be in harmony with that.

21 comments:

  1. Very nice comment by Radhanath swami about true way to show love to our children!

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  2. Really it is required for them to do good samskar & to raise them under good shelter.

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  3. Many many millions of thanks to swami Radhanath for this wonderful blog

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  4. Indeed a great responsibility to take on.

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  5. Maharaj - Thank you for the deep and clear explanation of what it means to Love the Children

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  6. To love children means not spoiling them but to give them the best possible, thanks to Radhanth swami for this point.

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  7. Arjun K RamachandraMay 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Very beautifully said "The love of the parents is translated into love for god for the child"

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  8. Raising children in Krishna consciousness is indeed a great responsibility.

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  9. Thank you Swamiji for educating us on this most important aspect of our lives. Thank you.

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  10. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for teaching us how we should train & love our children to become true lovers of GOD & thus set a good example !
    Hare Krishna !

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  11. Nice message from Radhanath Swami.

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  12. "Real love means that we must give the child the best possible that we can in our life, with the goal of awakening their eternal love of God. Then that’s the most important thing that we can give to our children - everything should be in harmony with that."-wonderful lesson on parenting.

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  13. Thanks to Radhanath Swami for telling us the essence of LOVE of parents towards the child.

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  14. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining us how to raise children in a way that they love the God by showing them love as parents and by our own example.

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  15. Very responsible job to be a parent, specially a KC parent. Thank you Maharaj for giving this insight.

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  16. Wonderful message!

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  17. This is very wonderful article on the responsibility in raising the children in a Krishna Conscious way. Thank you Radhanath swami.

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  18. Thanks for your instructions swamiji.....

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  19. nice article.... thanks for sharing.

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  20. HH Radhanath Swami gives the best way to bring up children with utmost love and care in such a way to make them realise the true love of God.

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