‘Youth’- the time of life when one is young , the time between childhood and adulthood,the time when one is full of appearance,freshness,vigor,spirit and energy. Generally refered to as the backbone of our country and stakeholders of the future. They mainly constitute the intellect portion of the society.
But are they going to withstand our expectations? Will the youth-brigade of the society be up to the mark?
With the advancement in science and technology and urbanization,the world is no longer just a place to survive, but, a place to compete for survival. Right from the birth,we are surrounded by hi-tech sciences and machinery comforts. Gone are the days when gurukul system prevailed, which imparted morale among the budding kids. Now-a-days the parenting system has also revolutionized and adapted itself to the need of the society. Life has become a race, where the best will survive and the ineffectual will perish. Alas Darwin’s theory of natural selection can be undoubtedly applied to the ‘society’ of humans also. As soon as the kids become sane,they are pushed into the race of becoming the superior. In this flashing world, the future stake holders of the world, may become intellectuals, but lack out the basic humane characteristics. They miss out the true purpose of the human life. The youth especially, falls for the changing trends and continue to flow with the trend recklessly without trying derivate any certain meaning out of it. Though, they don’t foresee any preponderancy in it, they still simply follow it by imitating others. As a result, the youth has become an easy prey of the immoralities. They indulge in various unethical activities, like substance abusing,violence,materialism,juvenile delinquency etc. Hence at the end of the day, they enter a delusional state of mind, where all that is left to do is regret.
Why this problem has arised? Are the youth being pushed into a darker world? How can they overcome this situation?
The main reason behind the current scenario of youth is lack of spiritual knowledge and life science. The unethicality in the lives of the youth is due to their unawareness about the true motive of human life. Within this lickety split, the lone young minds, often quest out for solace to their souls. It’s not that they don’t seek out for spiritual knowledge, but they are unable to find a perfect platform. At a corner of their heart, they know that spirituality is something that’s going to save them from this benighted black hole. However, only some are lucky enough to find their spiritual master at the right time. Upon finding a real guru, they enter a phase of life, where there is no worldly emotions, pain and happiness. They experience something that is above all these, the ecstatic magic of spiritual devotion, the connectivity with the supreme one! The relief that they have always sought after. Their delusional souls get unified with the love of the supreme God and gets incinerated with divinity. The satanic qualities gets renunciated and they slowly acquire the divine qualities. They become aware of the true motive of life which gives a meaning to their life,which was unworthy before sometime.
Hence, the importance of spirituality and a spiritual Guru in the life of a youth is inevitable. Spiritual knowledge engulfs the lives of the youth, with the magic of devotional love. It makes them aware of the transient nature of the human body and shows them the correct path of life to act accordingly before the watch stops.
Without spiritual knowledge, the soul becomes delusional and unworthy. The soul loses its importance as the material world gains supremacy. Here spiritual knowledge plays the role of a savior. Hence, in order to restore the exquisiteness of the world, the youth generation must be enlightened, both intellectually as well as spiritually.