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The Gurukula Training

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

17 November 2021

I think all should share with their children such instances and thoughts as will make them confident, bold and adventurous. Mind has no limit. If at all, sky is its limit.

Years back, we used to conduct in the Ashram summer Gurukula for young children. That was a time I used to walk up the hill belt here, showing the children everything on top, bushes, domestic habitats, trees, creepers, ups and downs and difficult terrains making them walk through all of them. I also used to climb trees taking them along. We had set up a cradle for them, and also made a long-jump pit.

The youngest student in the Gurukulam, Bunty, was quite curious and ready to absorb whatever was said. I felt that when he was still young, he should be asked to come to the Ashram from Jamshedpur all alone, a three-day train journey. His parents had so much faith in us that they readily agreed.

I told him, “Dear Bunty, except for going to the toilet, do not move unduly in the train. You can stand, sit and also walk a few steps for exercise. In case of any trouble anywhere any time during your travel, the only place you should seek help from is the Police. Tell them about you and what you are up to. This is the only safeguard you need.” He reached safe.

I think all should share with their children such instances and thoughts as will make them
confident, bold and adventurous. Mind has no limit. If at all, sky is its limit. It is with the mind and intelligence that Sri Rama did whatever he aspired to. All the excellences Krishna displayed were solely due to the power and grace of the mind and intelligence. The words he spoke over five millennia ago are still remembered and sought by the most intelligent people of the world!

All scientists, writers and heroic persons have the same mind and intelligence. Teach the children about their own inner resources, the potentials and magnitudes their mind and intelligence hold within them. Train them to harness these very effectively. Are you able to place the relevance and importance of our Centres for Inner Resources Development (CIRD)?

“ I used to walk up the hill belt here, showing the children everything on top, bushes, domestic habitats, trees, creepers, ups and downs and difficult terrains making them walk through all of them. I also used to climb trees taking them along.”

“Teach the children about their own inner resources, the potentials and magnitudes their mind and intelligence hold within them. Train them to harness these very effectively”

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