This is a verse from the seventh canto, sixth chapter of the ancient scripture – Srimad Bhagavatam, compiled by Veda Vyasa. The meaning of this sloka is: “One who is sufficiently intelligent should use the human form of body from the very beginning of life—in other words, from childhood—to practice the activities of devotional service, giving up all other engagements. The human body is rarely achieved, and although temporary like other bodies, it is meaningful because in human life one can perform devotional service. Even a slight amount of sincere devotional service can give one complete perfection.”
Srimad Bhagavatam explains that one must be trained in spiritual education from the very childhood. During childhood the seeds of goodness must be sown in the heart so that they bear fruits of goodness in youth. The Vedic system is full of great cultural and spiritual values, which are gradually fading due to the invasion of western culture, and thus, the real roots of goodness are being lost.
Hare Krishna Movement, Jaipur, through its Culture and Education Services (CES) strives to revive and promote our dwindling Vedic principles and values amongst the younger generation. Round the year CES is engaged in organizing various events and training programs to bring the young children closer to our glorious heritage. Some of the prominent activities are: