Manjushri for Li Kim’s boys!
Li Kim is the head of Kechara Media & Publications (KMP), she works very hard for the department and at the same time taking care of her lovely family with 3 beautiful boys. They just invited a 3-ft Manjushri statue to their house for the boys! What a great way to bless the children in their studies as well as spiritual practice. Dharma starts young.
How appropriate to have Manjushri for the three boys and all kids. It’s wonderful to put an Enlightened being in our children’s rooms to start them young to connect with the holy. To let them do prayers and to see the holy beings daily. It would be the first thing they see when they wake and last before they sleep. They don’t have to burn lamps and incense in their rooms as it could be unsafe. But just to offer prayers, mantras, prostrations and maybe water would be enough. To connect them on a daily basis with something divine will imprint mental seeds of them to become a good adult.
Just food, education and toys are not enough. We need to instill something deeper in them while they are young. So that when they are adults they will have the tools to deal with all the non-stop challenges that life will deal them. Money, good education and good looks doesn’t make the child turn into good adults. We as adults or parents must first and foremost show them a good example. Kids are smart. They watch and it registers in their minds what you do and say. When they grow up, they process what they have seen over the years they watched you. It will affect them as adults tremendously. That you can be sure.. And then they will most likely follow your example. So it is important to give them what they need, but more important to instill moral responsibility and ethics that arise from a positive spiritual upbringing. If you are spiritual and live your life according to proper ethics, the chances they will follow in your footsteps are high.
We can spend so much money on everything else for our kids. Why can’t we ‘spend’ on their spirituality. We should take them to the centre, get them involved with dharma activities, familiarize them with doing charity works that benefit others ( for example Kechara Soup Kitchen or the like where you are), get them use to talking/associating with people that are spiritual. We should help them set up their altars, join them in their prayers and mantras. That is quality time well spent with them that would take them a very long way. Spending is subjective. But instilling spirituality in your kids can be the best ‘spending’ you have put into them. Think hard. Think long term. Once they are grown, it will be very hard to influence them toward deeper thoughts or activities that might save them from being self absorbed and hence becoming unhappy.
Make sure you teach your kids and young people spirituality young. I intend to have a dept in Kechara for kids in the future… join in and help please.
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