Why the Scriptures permit getting more children?

Why the Scriptures permit getting more children?

One of our devotees had commented like this that made me to write this short article:

“More children more resources depletion. Life span is also increased hence more population in this world.. Hare Krishna.”

REPLY:

In the government’s point of view, the population will come down if the family planning schemes are implemented discouraging the people from getting more than one or two children.

But, as per the scriptures, it is not the solution for the prosperity of a country or family.

More population – more young people to work for the country.  India has many crores of youth to work, earn and develop the country.

We do not do that properly. That is the problem.

China has more population than India. But, its growth is more than that of India. Why?

Because, China made use of its youth power properly. Now it is becoming a super power.

When China implemented “One Family One Child” scheme, its number of youth decreased and the number of elders increased that will be the burden for a country. Less number of youth to take care of the elders and also work for the country.

So, China relaxed the One child rule as two children.

In spite of being the most populated country of the world, China is registering high growth in economy and living standards.

So, more population is not a barrier for the growth; Instead, it helps in the economy.

Spiritually speaking, when God sends a child to this planet, He also arranges all the required resources for that child.

Today’s problem is, though we reduced the child birth, there are a few rich persons who has the wealth that can be used by many crores of people.  So, the resources are available. But, they are owned and stored by a few people abundantly that makes the majority to starve.

In the older days, every family had 10-15 children. This ensured that no parent was sent to old age homes because any or all of the 5-6 sons will take care of old parents. And all the families were joint families. So, there was no need for having any arrangement for the parents and children. All the 20-25 people lived together even after marriage.  So, if a son happens to be unemployed, they too survived. If the marriage of a girl fails, that girl too could live with her parents and brothers in that big family.

Now, let us see why the scriptures did not prohibit getting more children.

When a parent do not have any child, they have to face all their pending karma on their own.

If they have a single child, that child will share 50% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only 50% of their karma.

If they have two children, those children will share about 66% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 33-34% of their karma.

If they have three children, those children will share about 75% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about  25% of their karma.

If they have four children, those children will share about 80% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 20% of their karma.

If they have five children, those children will share about 83% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 17% of their karma.

If they have six children, those children will share about 86% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 14% of their karma.

If they have seven children, those children will share about 87.5% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 12.5% of their karma.

If they have eight children, those children will share about 89% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 11% of their karma.

If they have nine children, those children will share about 90% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 10% of their karma.

If they have ten children, those children will share about 91% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 9% of their karma.

If they have eleven children, those children will share about 91.7% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 8.3% of their karma.

If they have twelve children, those children will share about 92.3% of the karma of the parents. So, the parents have to bear only about 7.7% of their karma.

THUS, MORE CHILDREN – MORE REDUCTION OF KARMA FOR THE PARENTS.

You would have heard that the parents sins pass to the children and affect them. The above calculations are based on that concept only.

This is the major secret of karma concept.

So, those days, the families were happier than today’s families because many children faced the karma of the family together and every child had the share of just a few percentage of karma derived from the parents. More children – less share of karma for each child.

Now a days, every parent has just one or two children. So, more karma for both the parents and the children. 50-50 (or) 34-66 like that.

Since getting children mating only with the spouse is not sinful and at the same time helps the parents to share their karma, the scriptures did not prohibit getting more children.

Even I belong to a very big family and none of us is starving.  Krishna is supplying their needs. And, my parents were taken care by me/us till their death. I am the 12th (last child) of my family and 4 died in the middle. 8 only live. All the 8 lived together as a joint family that were golden days in my life. No worries, no burdens for a single person and all were shared. Wow. Those periods have gone. Now, we are leading artificial lives facing all the burdens as singles or single families. So, more sufferings.

When births increase, deaths will also increase that will balance the population. In the past when the people were getting 10-12 children, the deaths were also high. About one third of the children would die in the childhood or after a certain age. The remaining children will take care of their parents and family running.

However, now a days, it is the choice of the parents to get just one or two children because the cost of education and maintenance has heavily increased.  So I do not promote getting more children.  I am just giving the reason why getting more children was not prohibited by the scriptures, as a source of knowledge.

Hope this write up has been interesting to read.

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, has decades of association with the devotees of Krishna. He is promoting many sites and he promotes this blog-website as an E-SATHSANGHA (E-FORUM) to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems faced by the devotees! In this site, he writes the friendly and practical tips for the practice of devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He has been counselling through social media and websites since the year 2011. His services are guiding more than 1,20,000 serious followers and lakhs of visiting readers! RAJAN accepts no credits for his services but dedicates all the credits to Krishna.

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