Parenting

Miteiya compares “Kunti of the epic of Mahabharata” with “Madonna of Bible” to explain the psyche of Parenting.

Kunti resides in Indraprasth for sometime but when Pandavs were leaving for exile, she preferred to stay in Hastinapur. This simply suggests that Parenting is not the psyche of spiritual realms but should be considered as biological virtue of the human.

Pandavs as mentioned above are fragile forces. The responsibility of a parent is to support the offsprings from infant stage till adult stage. This support is sociological, psychological and compassionate in nature. Kunti has been shown leading a moderate life while grooming Pandavs. There is simplicity in her life.

Kunti abandoned Karn as soon as he was born. This shows that for good “Parenting” of senses, one needs to abandon his or her desires. Kunti played an important role in shaping up the characters of Pandavs. In the fire of Lakshagrah, Kunti and Pandavs were saved whereas 5 sons of Nishad were burned.

We need to parent our own senses through use of austerity and discipline. Kunti abandoned Karn in fear of her reputation in the society. Such fear from society may be helpful in abandoning desires. Desire may evolve into “Desire for Liberation” but at nascent stage desires may be highly detrimental in cleansing the senses.

A reader is also advised to focus upon Miteiya’s discourse on “Suddhodhana”, the father of Gautama Buddha. Suddhodhana was son in law of Yashodara. Wherein Yashodara depicts rituals and customs. Miteiya suggests that customs and rituals may be highly imaginary but may be useful in cleansing the senses. Krishna would enter your life only when your senses are cleansed and gross portion of the sense is killed.
Kunti longs for Karn and wishes to give him the motherly love. This shows that your parenting psyche should wish for the “Desire of Liberation” but should not get trapped in overall desires.

Miteiya’s discourse on “Parenting Psyche” and “Desires” is spread across various religions and various myths. Miteiya speaks about Patroclus, the friend of Achilles to explain the same. He also speaks about Chandra, the father of planet Buddha in part 3.



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