Help the Next Generation properly – by Guruji Krishnananda
Youngsters, students and teenagers are under tremendous pressure of studies, peer pressure, and even pressure from the parents. Sometimes the young simply give in. Occasionally we read newspaper reports of teenagers and youngsters committing suicide. In what way can we help them?
I don’t say I have all the answers but I think these suggestions from the Rishis (Light Masters), help to a great extent.
First, the parents should not pressurize them to do many things at the same time, at such a tender age. Though difficult, the parents should not impose their goals. The parents should help the youngsters find their own dreams and realize their goals. Give them freedom and space. This does not mean that you abandon them. It requires a lot of patience and a lot of restraint as well.
The second part is that we have to be reasonable, sensible and behave like mature and intelligent people. Parents want their children to become stars. Kids do not have enough time left in the day, so teach those practices which require minimum time and give maximum benefits.
They may be asked to practice Saptarshi Pranayama for 3 to 5 minutes. This will sharpen their memory, increase the power of concentration. This will not only help them with their studies but the Prana cleanses their body, mind, intellect system from within. This will make the child choose the right things in life. I feel this itself is enough.
But if you want to help more, you can ask the child to channel Light for 7 minutes or at least for 3 minutes. Light brings enormous strength to children. They will not buckle under any pressure.
These two Spiritual practices are enough to help youngsters deal with pressures of all kinds.
(Source: Guruji Speaks Volume 5 – 28th February 2010)