moh to any object is infested with and becomes the
root cause of most harm inflicted on the society!!! One who leads a Life with
unattached attitude is able to maintain a balance between the physical manifested
Life (the mundane existence) and the Spiritual component propelled by Atman (the
Inherent in all beings ... Moha towards the blood
relations is a deep rooted trait of character! None
can come out of its clutches. When a child is born
it is reared by the parents ... Had the parents
no moha towards the child ... proper upbringing
of the child would become questionable!
As per the laws of Manu ... parents are solely responsible
for the proper upbringing of their children up to
the age of 18 years. However, with the growth of
society and development of science which have affected
the brain and have made it more receptive to education
... Children have become less dependent on parents
and after 14 years of age ... They have to be looked
upon as colleagues/friends!
this stage, the relationship becomes one of give and take. The more you tend to
care for your children ... more likely they will respond better at a later stage.
In the Indian society where Moha is more predominant as compared to other parts
of the World ... The growth of the child is more likely to be influenced by the
wishes of its parents ... which may or may not totally go against the sincere
desires of the child, sometimes ending with catastrophic results.
The child who wished
to become a doctor enters a totally unknown field of education unable to exert
his will against that of his elders. This child having become a gold smith may
not rise to the expectation of his parents for inherently he reared a different
profession. Unknown to all, this child may start living with an un-attached attitude
towards Life and unable to bear the pitfalls at every corner confines himself
to those secluded parts of Life which give nothing but tensions. He is not the
only sufferer in the game. All in the family bear the brunt. In the circumstances
what justice can be expected from the child!
A deeply rooted emotion is the cause of all moha. The society in the west owing
to the faster developments taking place in the field of Engineering and Science
is becoming less attached to their children with the result that it becomes mandatory
for all children crossing the age of 18 years to leave their parental home and
establish themselves in a separate house.
Can we now compare a lad of the western World above 18 years of age to an
Indian boy of equivalent age. In the Western society every child at every stage
of Life is totally free to take his own decisions and the decisions taken by this
child are respected by all in the family. It is not the onus of the parents alone
to chart out the course of Life of their children for parents are supposed to
be stepping stones to success in Life of their children. Why not let them take
their own decisions and guide them only when they ask for. Comes a stage in Life
when these children will bring cheer to their parents ... Fruits of labor you
have truly earned.
One very important factor in the western society is the general culture which
has been built into the society by efforts of one and all. A helping attitude
towards one and all keeps everyone happy ... Devoid of all emotions everyone looks
towards another with respect irrespective of age.
Presently, even the western Pundits
have started considering the Indian style of living as imbibed with more values
but to what avail! Living in a joint family is much more enjoyable than living
alone but what if the children are unable to stand out on their own after crossing
18? Like a keg in the wheel going round and round with no fixed aim of Life ...
What would be the end result?
God gave us a brain to think ... To become mature by the time one reaches 21 years
of age. The earlier one grows up and becomes independent ... the better it is
for one and all. What use of all latent powers in a Human Being unless one puts
them to intelligent use for the self and the society!
Excessive Moha is destructive ... Learn to live a balanced Life full of gaiety
and laughter and with an intent to serve the society in right earnestness. Only
then can one hope of forming a truly balanced and matured society.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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