Few books among the many available consider parenting from a spiritual perspective. In Closing the Generation Gap, Brother Anandamoy explores the subtle and deep principles underlying the frequent communication difficulties experienced between different generations. With insight, clarity, and humor he provides practical guidance for applying Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” principles to the daily challenges of raising healthy and well-adjusted children. “We must begin to guide children on an individual basis….But before we can even begin, we must correct one serious misconception: we think it is everyone else who must change. First, we have to change. We have to grow. We have to learn to control our minds, energies, and emotions, and to channel them Godward through meditation. Then each of us will be in tune with the Divine Plan, and harmony automatically will spread out from our nucleus.”
Closing the Generation Gap is one of a series of booklets presenting inspiring and practical guidance from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, on how to live in a spiritually harmonious way—with grace, simplicity, and with an inner equanimity in the face of life’s seeming contradictions.