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Teaching Dhamma to Kids: Start Early, Even Before They're Born‪!‬ Dhammagiri Buddhist Podcasts

    • Buddhism

As a parent who wishes for the welfare and happiness of their child, the most valuable thing we can do for them is teaching them the Dhamma, encouraging them to practise generosity, virtue and meditation.We can not start that process too early: Even before birth the unborn child will be strongly influenced by all the emotions the mother experiences. If the mother feels a lot of anger or depression, the unborn child will become used to these emotions. If on the other hand she experiences faith in the Triple Gem, loving kindness and calm, the child will subconsciously learn to see these emotions as default position.An expecting mother will be more determined in her mental cultivation than ever before, as she's aware that she's now meditating for two persons, so to speak. Similarly, the father will be aware that whatever external events affect the mother, will indirectly also affect the child. He will provide comfort and protection to the mother, and an environment where she feels completely at ease and safe. If the mother doesn't have to worry about a thing as she knows the father always has her back, the child will experience this sense of calm, peace and safety as well.www.dhammagiri.org.auwww.facebook.com/dhammagiri-forest-hermitagewww.youtube.com/channel/UCJINt0JJBfFm_x0FZcU9QJwwww.tinyletter.com/dhammagiri/archive

As a parent who wishes for the welfare and happiness of their child, the most valuable thing we can do for them is teaching them the Dhamma, encouraging them to practise generosity, virtue and meditation.We can not start that process too early: Even before birth the unborn child will be strongly influenced by all the emotions the mother experiences. If the mother feels a lot of anger or depression, the unborn child will become used to these emotions. If on the other hand she experiences faith in the Triple Gem, loving kindness and calm, the child will subconsciously learn to see these emotions as default position.An expecting mother will be more determined in her mental cultivation than ever before, as she's aware that she's now meditating for two persons, so to speak. Similarly, the father will be aware that whatever external events affect the mother, will indirectly also affect the child. He will provide comfort and protection to the mother, and an environment where she feels completely at ease and safe. If the mother doesn't have to worry about a thing as she knows the father always has her back, the child will experience this sense of calm, peace and safety as well.www.dhammagiri.org.auwww.facebook.com/dhammagiri-forest-hermitagewww.youtube.com/channel/UCJINt0JJBfFm_x0FZcU9QJwwww.tinyletter.com/dhammagiri/archive

44 min