Golden Age Taking care of the family An Elder at Home is a Boon to the Family  

Cultivating ourselves

Taking care of the family
*Master’s Words
*The Young Buddhas at Home
*Be Your Children’s Best Friend
Be the Teacher of Your Own Children
*Train Your Children to be Independent
m Stone to Saint
*The Universal School
*How to Cultivate Young Practitioners
*Usher Our Youth into the Golden Age
*Overcome the Distractions of Youth
*A Letter to the Parents of Adolescents
*Dealing with Adolescence on the Spiritual Path
*Cultivate a Happy Marriage
*Be a Good Partner
*Marriage and Spirituality
*The Way to Reconcile Marital Conflicts
*Fulfill Your Obligations as a Marriage Partner
*Cherish the Wisdom of the Elders
*An Elder at Home is a Boon to the Family

Governing the nation

Vegetarian Era

The Sentient World of Animals

Environmental Protection

The Golden Age Lifestyle


News 110, Spot Light

An Elder at Home is a Boon to the Family

Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Bangkok, Thailand • December 28, 1999
(Originally in Chinese)

Nowadays, people put their elderly relatives in pensioners' home. What a pity it is to relegate these sources of great wisdom to such homes without making use of them! You should not abandon our precious older citizens to old age homes. You should treasure them, for they are the most capable people in society, and we have much to learn from their wisdom and experiences. If you let the older people help you raise your children, the younger generation will become smarter more quickly.

Your children and grandchildren love their grandmas and grandpas most dearly, because the old and the young are highly compatible. Children are simple and naive, and elderly people know many things but do not talk on and on, nag, or try to control them too much. They impose restrictions on their grandchildren when the occasion demands, and let them develop on their own at other times. They are not like young parents, who often talk too much and argue meaninglessly. I think it is best to leave your children in the care of their grandparents as soon as they are born, and then work to sustain the family. Each one has a different job to do. Young parents still need to learn a lot and there is not much that they can teach their children. People in ancient times had great respect for their parents and the elderly, who consequently lived longer. Although the situation is different today, it is all right. You will come to learn about this more over time.


Master’s Words

We are Stepping Into the Golden Age

Start with Nirvana and End up on Earth

Reaching a New Era of Universal Consciousness

Journey Through the Universal Network

The Communication Method in the Higher World

Practicing Makes the World More Civilized

We are the Supreme Master

The Mysteries of the Universe

The Different Working Systems in the Universe

Over-Population is not the Main Cause of Starvation!

We Are Catching Up with Heaven

Help to Keep Our “Spaceship” Earth in a Powerful Position


Copyright © The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
All Rights Reserved.