Overview for Geeta for Children
The children of today are the citizens of tomorrow. To mould their thoughts and aspirations is the true fulfillment of a national education. The ideal given to them in their early childhood alone can again and again inspire them in their future years of life and supply them with the courage to face their problems, the guts to pursue their purposes diligently, the faith in themselves and in their country, and the heroism to live and act according to their own convictions. A generation growing up thus, determined to gain their goal, sure of their dignity, consistent in their Endeavour, and deeply proud of their own cultural past, alone can render a country to grow up to the status of a Nation. In the old days, there was an illustrious king, Santanu by name, ruling at Hastinapura. He had a son, named Bhishma more renowned than his father. After Bhishma lost his mother, Santanu married Satyavati, a fisherwoman. Before this marriage she had already become a mother. Her son is Vyasa, very famous as a sage and as a writer. It was he who collected and rearranged the Veda-chants and compiled them into 4-Volumes. He wrote the Puranas and the great epic, Mahabharata. This great wok contains the Bhagavad Geeta, the advice of Krishna to Arjuna. The greatness of Mahabharata lies in its quantity and quality. It contains one lakh of verses. It is an encyclopaedia of all information-social, political, economic, moral, religious, historical, philosophical, legendary, etc.
Swami Chinmayananda (Author)
Swami Chinmayananda, one of the greatest exponents of Vedanta in modern times, takes us through the thought process necessary to gain control of our inner world. He first shows us the logic behind meditation and then teaches us the specific techniques for applying meditative practice to our daily lives. When meditation becomes a natural part of our day, we find our lives transformed and our minds at peace.