Buddhism is a religion born in India and Buddhism came into Cambodia since the third century. In the 13th century, Buddhism is most popular in Cambodia.
Nowadays, Cambodia has taken Buddhism as government religion, almost Khmer people in Cambodia, they respect and practice Buddhism. So far, we think that religion is only for adults and old whom study Dharma and practitioner and follower of Buddhism, but now we show that religion has a great role in educating for children. The teachings of the Buddha led millions of people, especially the children.
Buddhist and Kids
In Indian society, each family includes family members and children to follow the Buddha, so the children will absorb the teachings and the culture of the Dhamma. Due to the rigorous teaching of the Buddha to the children, the Dharma has completely covered the Dharma.
Are your children doing what their parents and teachers teach?
The most efficiency of Buddhist method for children to learn from the lessons of life is to enable children to attach themselves to everyday life in society.
The Buddha was well-known because the Buddha abandoned his wealth and his family, especially giving up his son-what kind of father would this?
But in the case of the abandoning of fatherhood and dynasty, the Buddha expresses his deep conviction that long-term and unconditional happiness has been discovered. To leave his family, he struggled with his try on his mid thinking and his spiriting. This is a paradigm for everyone and showing the advantage to human on the world, and the Buddha has built a great example of human loving.
- Nature of Children
The child has much action, what to know, and wants to follow what is around him. Children can become traders if they are born into a business family.
Children may also become singers if they are among the artists. Children can also become a religious, if their family members have meditated as a clergyman. Children enjoy their unique and inspiring religious convictions as children’s favorite programs to educate them to learn and understand theories of Buddhism.
- Psychological Min
The habit of thinking, it will act if the child is positive and expresses a positive attitude, but if a child thinks negatively, he or she will also behave negatively in the future. The habit is bigger than law, be careful about the first of kid’s thinking because it will difficult to correct if kids was follow the bad idea at the first time of their understanding. So parents and all families, please try to show all good action to teach them as want as well.
- Cause and Result theories and liability theories
Rahula, a 7-year-old boy, became a pupil of his father and started a monk training. The Buddha introduced a little boy with some of the most important teachings. Rahula’s teacher, he have began to show off, emphasizing the magnitude of straightforward speech – which means that if Rahula wanted to find the truth, he first had to be honest with himself. Then he talked about using his activity as a mirror. He told Rahula that before you do anything, ask yourself, “What do I want to do or not? Will it lead to welfare or harm when doing that activity? If it looks difficult and dangerous, do not continue it. If it looks okay, keep it up and try it, but if it can cause danger, stop. Then you can take this lesson to guide friends, continue to ask the same questions as before: Does this act bring welfare or harm? If you see anything that seems to be okay or it’s really dangerous, an d speak it with someone else to find the way to resolve it and not continue to make the mistake The Buddha said,
“ To show reflection by action, speaking, and mental to do what is not make us hurt, it is a delightful activity, you should continue doing it. Every day and night it will become a mental capacity. The Buddha taught his son the importance of learning from his own mistakes, receiving a blessing Accountable for their activities and the cultivation of mercy. Accept your mistakes and apologize for your mistakes, according to the results of short-term effects and long-term results.
Everyone is not only loving themselves and their families, people are loved for everybody, nature, and all life. Sacrifice to find the happiness is the lesson of giving the most precious love to our children and our society. Ultimately, he can give them immortal happiness that they can not find in their lives.
The love of parents and teachers makes them easy to understand. For thousands of years, parents and teachers have learned the art of feeding children from elders, family members and from neighboring generations through in their living. As Buddhists, we are also pioneers, building religious, religious, and moral values for ourselves and for our children. The beauty of teaching the Dharma to children by teaching children to value moral virtue does not depreciate materialism and all mistakes.
The children meditated and the children offer something to monk
The child may be stop do much action and do things carefully with proper thinking and not doing their own wanted. Father also teaches the basic of truth that the pain is caused by past and present actions, and if we care, we can know how to act more and more to a point of complete freedom. The Buddha mentions teaching children that he lives in a world of spiritual practice and teaching part of everyday life. Begin to keep your eyes closed, thinking about what they’ve been up to and what they’ve done before. Finding the right point and error point compared to their activities with their theories. Wait the time, it will arrive, to teach children not to be upset about doing something as quickly as they want.
Tell him about abuse of himself and others, which can make him suffer both physically and mentally. Meditating on speech is the first thing you should say to the children in a wholesome and timely manner. Meditating at home, at school and in town. However, these lessons need to do step by step to the children, not to guide them beyond their ability to accept.
- Search for Buddhist material
Parents have to choose good article about Buddhist, its easy for children to understand such as reading books of religious education or selecting an article on Facebook for children to read, or videos that feature Buddhism, such as YouTube. Beware of some online programs that can lead to a young and intense child, hard-hearted, and liked to follow the wrong footsteps of YouTube’s video footage. Set the timing of each assignment, such as time spent watching videos or playing games. Besides, there is a focus on children and monitoring of the internet that children are using.
- Buddhist Temples and schools
From the beginning of the temple is a school for boys in Cambodia. Bringing the children to the monasteries and showing them the meaning of Buddhist programs and the meaning of the Dharma. In Buddhist schools, Buddhism should be included in the curriculum for children from the age of 6 years. A model of charity is a lesson the children need to learn in everywhere that children live. In the sermon, the Buddha directs his son to make friends with wise adults who can help him make good choices as he love and trust. If children can become themselves friends with good people, children will learn good things from adults. The neuro-developmentalist and pediatrician Mel Levine, who has written many books about child development in the U.S. Today, believes we live in the first-ever historical period when children look more to their peers and the media for their social cues than to their elders. However, Children need to learn about the true value, parents give value to children so that children value it to you. In general, child worlds are dominated by: home, school and adult. Adding new coverage the modern Kids are so dominated by the Internet. The cornerstone of Buddhist values in Khmer society is moral education for children and youth. Of course, the study of Khmer Buddhist and mature mathematics confirms that children and young Cambodians from ancient times were educated in Buddhism:
7.1 Buddhist Temple are schools
7.2 The monk is a teacher, so the moral values of life and the respect for Buddhism are good. Should share the teaching and learning of the elderly with children and youth so that society can gain the Buddhist values of living. Learning to make the child more mature and thoughtful. Give a children the opportunity to learn about Buddhism.
Source: Treeleaf zendo & Mahamuntry Pagoda