Learnings from the Best Mythological Stories
As parents, we often want our kids to incorporate good values. When a child is born, we sing holy songs to our newborn so that he or she gets all the good qualities of the Gods who are being praised in the song. Moreover, the long-standing belief of Indian society goes that when a mother is expecting she must read Ramayana and Geeta to pass on good characters to the unborn child.
All this is done to ensure that the child grows to uphold good traits and characters to become a good human being as an adult. And, you must have heard in spirituality that the tolerant and the patient you are, that much stronger you are from inside. So, such values go a long way in polishing kids to shine like diamonds.
Here, are a few mythological stories with the best learning to carry from them
1. The most well-known story of Ramayana
- Bad Association leads to Bad actions: Though Kaikeyi loved Rama more than her son but her friendship with evil lady Mantara poisoned her mind. She then became the reason for Rama to go on Vanvaas to the forest for 14 years.
- The Supreme is above all: No matter how many hardships Lord Rama was exposed to, he emerged out as a winner proving the good prevails over evil.
- Greed of any kind traps you: Sita got enticed seeing Golden deer and forced Ram to get it for her. Eventually, when Ram and Lakshman went to fetch the deer, Sita fell into Ravana’s trap. Had she not desired golden deer, she would have been safe in her house.
- Deception cannot fulfill your desires: Ravana wanted to get Sita and abducted her by deception, but, all he got was Maya-Sita and could never win her heart. Rather, he was envious of Rama and became arrogant after learning that he can never own Sita.
- Devotion will win obstacles: If you are indeed devoted to what you do, you are bound to succeed in it. Many demonesses came to stop Hanuman from crossing the ocean. But, his sheer dedication and devotion towards Lord Rama helped him succeed in his mission of crossing the vast ocean.
2. The Story of Eklavya
- Real learning comes from your sheer hard work and dedication: A teacher can be a guide or an inspiration to you, but learning will only happen because of your efforts.
- Learning by observation helps: Eklavya was never taught the skills of archery by his teacher Dronacharya. He observed, practiced and gained mastery through his efforts.
- Learning is effortless when you love what you do: Even though Arjun was taught the basics of archery, yet, Eklavya superseded him. Eklavya gained mastery because he had the love for archery and perfection.
- Become the best version of yourself: Never compare yourself with your classmates or friends, you are unique and possess unique skills and capabilities.
3. The Story of Narasimha Avatar
- True unshakable faith in Supreme can protect you from the biggest evil on earth. Lord Vishnu himself came to defend his devotee Prahlad from the clutches of Hiranyakashyap.
- Evil eventually dies its fate: Though, Hiranyakashyap was given a boon by Lord Vishnu that he cannot be killed under day or night, by human or animal, inside the house or outside the house. Still, he met his fate of death when Lord Vishnu himself came to end his evil on Earth.
- Never misuse the power: Lord Vishnu’s boon was misused by Hiranyakashyap, who got lost in the immense powers bestowed upon him by the Lord. He became extremely arrogant and took a lot of pride in his powers. Eventually, he got killed by the Lord himself.
4. The inspiring story of Sur Das
- One must have belief in one-self: No matter what others think of you, each one of us is unique and must believe in oneself. Like, Sur Das followed his instincts despite being ignored and unloved by his parents.
- The True calling comes from within: When Sur Das discovered at the young age of 6 that music calls him, he became joyous and devoted himself to learning music. Despite being blind and rejected and abandoned by his family, his love for music made him a well-renowned Sant.
- The True joy lies within: No matter how much Sur Das was hated by his family and playmates, he still discovered the joy of being that lies within. For this reason, he accomplished sixth sense and was followed by many people as their guru.
- The story of Mahabharata:
- Be kind, humble and generous but also learn how to survive in this evil world: The life of Karna shown in Mahabharata suggests that one must live the lesson of the survival of the fittest.
- Bad company can be very dangerous: Due to Shakuni mama, Kauravs lost everything they had. The war wouldn’t have happened if Shakuni mama wasn’t given the kind of importance he was given.
- Gods’ support and faith in him can even move mountains: Pandavas won because of Lord Krishna’s lessons and their faith in him.
- Self-dependency is best at any time: The Pandavas could bear the difficult time of their exile to the forest because they could practically do every household chore. Such independent approach helps you to survive all the odds of life.
- Good prevails over evil: The Pandavas won despite being 5 in number over 100 of Kauravas.
So, these were the five most popular Indian stories from ancient times. Hope, you would share these stories with your kids t