Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
12 January 2018
God, meaning the intelligence in life, has manifested everyone in this world, including a messenger. There are many types of messenger existing in this world manifested by God. A messenger is a parent as well.
A king has his messenger who carries his directions to his people to give them a direction to live their daily lives in his kingdom. The people follow the king’s direction delivered by the messenger and live their daily lives according to the message.
The principal in a school too has a messenger. Every teacher in the school is a messenger of the principal, because a teacher gives the message of knowledge to the pupils of the school.
A priest in a church is a messenger of the people who visit the church. The visitor to the church may be either a man or a woman. The priest offers prayers to God to carry the messages from the people to God.
Parents too are messengers of life or God. If parents do not carry the message of right conduct or the manner in which a person behaves, especially in a particular place or situation, gently with love to their son or daughter, they are not the right messenger of God themselves.
Similarly, if parents do not carry the message of non-violence by the mind, which is to be truthful, honest, loving, caring and to speak with every member of the family, including the friends and colleagues, with unconditional love, they are not true messengers of God themselves.
God knows that parents follow right conduct only in the church or any religious centres and not in their own house, which is manifested by God as well. Every parent should realise that his or her house is a church, a temple or any religious place, because the house is manifested by the intelligence in life or God.
Therefore, it is important to understand that a parent is a messenger of life or God to their children and to each other as well.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
Parents and the teachers of their children in every household and in every school across the world can only read this article by Dr Shankar with deep gratitude. That all teachers stand in loco parentis in their profession is a time-honoured privilege for them and a protection for children who are entrusted to their care. The deep understanding gifted to these messengers of God will be uplifted by this revelation.
Julian Capper UK.