Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What are we ignoring while educating our children?

Jai Sai Master!

Techno schools, IITs, NITs, IIMs or any other- aim of any of these or intent of any of these is to help in becoming a HUMAN, by understanding of various facets of life, imbibing values and ensuring knowledge transfer happens seamlessly from generation to generation. 

However, today, one look at our education system will a rude shock to anyone who is looking at few years hence. With more specializations, lack of time in understanding the concepts, focusing only on materialistic gains which carry short term, prone to health issues etc.. More stress is on the external rather than internal. It is not difficult to understand how cruel certain methods could be, for any parent. However, they become mute spectators infront of the only thought that flashes in their mind - KIDS BRIGHT FUTURE. However, no parent can say today that their kids are better off than themselves when it comes to feeling contentment or satisfaction that they escaped all these modern "troubles". Science has progressed a lot bringing with it changes in the way we see or talk or eat or even sleep. But hardly they are used for betterment of life. Instead, humans are getting more and more frustrated with their lives and seeking more and more, with no focus. This is only helping bringing down the family structures which are the building blocks of a good society.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Amma...Mother...Thaaye...Nature--- different names for the same energy!

Jai Sai Master!

Everyday, from a new born to the grown-ups, we use one word so much - AMMA. Be in any language, be any form you call, this is one word that you feel close to. You feel so close that you share everything. The place given to this word, is second to none, which shows the importance the role is playing in everyone's lives.

Fortunately, in India, or eastern countries, the emotional bonding is spoken very high of and with west being pervaded with such influences, the taste of mother has been passed on to, mostly less emotional countries. For us, we do not know why we need to celebrate Mother's day, but go through the motions following some western culture. Because, we never felt separated from Mother, never felt the need not to be thankful to her explicitly every moment and every day. Mother is what we inter-twined our lives so much. Even in wife, many would like to see the mother and hence the dependency comes so much. Mother is love, mother is compassion and with mother, we get our comfort.