Re: Combating growing Vulgarity - Right Age for Meditation -
Namaste anirudh ji..
Nice question.. And viraja ji explain the answer very nicely.. I don't have kids so can't guide but I can try...
Alone meditation will not help the kid to grow immunity from such vulgur things, its not necessary that how meditation work for us will work for such a small kid too.. I know this because there was meditation session everyday in my school maybe of 5 minutes or less where there was chanting of Om but all the students are so occupied by Maya and lust always talking of dirty things saying bad and abusive words to each other every moment... I was not like them and hate such things but though I too don't thought and find meditation useful.. Only I feel peaceful after some seconds of meditation but when I step in spirituality then meditation helps me lot and I understand what is actual power of it and then meditation help me to quite down my mind and become concentrated in god.. So I wanted to suggest that yes.. You can teach him meditation, he will get many benefits from it but it will not help him much to fight with this negativity in the world.. Also it will be difficult to teach him as at his age kids are so active they cant seat calm even while eating then it will be much difficult job to make them seat calm in gyan mudra and lotus posture.. So much input but less output in this specific field of fighting with vulgur things..
But I was not affected by this I think because of samskaras.. Every parents give this to their kids and you too are giving but focus more in this.. Try to developed positive attitude in him, teach him many interesting things by stories like satya, ahimsa their importance and how he should behave in particular situation.. Try some things which make this precious gems stored in his brain and he will behave according to them in future, like birbal did some tricks to make Akbar agree with him just like that do some tricks that he will understand and will learn more..
When he will mature enough then you can tell him such higher truths.. Meditation is so powerful and he will not get anything more special from it unless he don't have special knowledge.. Meditation is like brahmastra and guru will not give it to student unless he is not ready to use it.. I know the worrier of such bad things are everywhere in this Kali Yuga.. But I think meditation will definitely help him but effectively will benefit him only and only when his foundation is strong.. So try to built such foundation in your kid that nothing in this world like lust and such sex ads can conquer him.. Make such stable foundation and I know you can do that.. But he is so small now and in the exact position to learn some permanent samskaras.. So best luck.. Hope he will also get know truth when he will get mature and he will not be affected by such things..
Parents are always worry about their kids future but believe in god he is with you ji..
Aasato ma sat gamay
tamaso ma jotirgamay
(Bring me from asat to sat, bring me from darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge), bring me from death to immortality)
Om Namah Shivay
Om Vishnave Namah