What will happen to a sattvik (spiritually pure) child in a rowdy class?
Let’s take an example of a class of students in the 4th grade. They are a noisy, rowdy bunch, with a teacher who tries hard to discipline them. As a result the class is quiet only in her presence, but the moment she leaves the class they are back to their mischievous ways. This is because these children are Rājasik and Tāmasik (Spiritual impurities) in nature.
On the other hand, there is one Sāttvik (spiritually pure) child in that same class. His fellow students try to force him to participate in some incorrect acts like bullying, playing a nasty prank or indulging in cheating etc. A sattvik child would absolutely not be able to comply as his basic nature is sattvik. He is more likely to get a knot in his stomach, than enjoy whatever his classmates were suggesting. He would not be able to live with himself if he did any incorrect act.
Lectures on moral values are more at a psychological level and do not usually provide a lasting change. If children are encouraged to do spiritual practice and are brought up in a spiritually conducive environment, their sattva component will increase and make this world a spiritually positive place.
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