Teaching Story - Catching `Em young
by Life Positive
• A popular psychotherapist says that she has been finding that all the young ones who have approached her recently are no longer motivated by narrow considerations of fame and glory but are driven by larger, more holistic goals that has place for environmental and societal well-being and individual peace of mind.
• In the traditional round-up of the decade that was, newspapers such as DNA and the Times of India pinpointed the rise of spirituality as one of the determining trends of the decade
• The Times of India’s Aman ki asha, a peace initiative between India and Pakistan, has not only indicated the power of civil society to drive national policy but has also shown that society as a whole can prefer an ideal approach over a pragmatic one
• Esoteric circles have often asserted that today’s children are, for the most part, born Buddhas. As if in endorsement one young mother reports a recent conversation between her son and her husband. Apparently the lad told his dad, “When I was with God, I knew that this appa would be a good appa (father in Tamil), this amma would be a good amma (mother in Tamil) and this akka would be a good akka (elder sister in Tamil). That is why I took birth in this family.” When the flabbergasted father asked him what God looked like, the boy looked at him pityingly and remonstrated, “Appa, God is only pure light.”! As they say, out of the mouth of babes
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