While home schooling my children through the scriptures I did not realize the effect that such schooling would have on them until they grew up and started to present this philosophy to others as well as practice it themselves. Needless to say, the study of Srimad Bhagavatam had a powerful and positive effect on them. Besides giving them spiritual benefit, character development and strong faith, it also educated them in a variety of subject areas. In this article I will try to explain why it is good to study key subjects through the Bhagavatam before regular books are introduced to children. Here, I will focus on the subject of history.
Acquiring information is not the main challenge of our times. Far more important and difficult is ascertaining the source of information, evaluating it critically, deciding what is useful and then presenting it with one’s own realizations. A student who can do this is considered intelligent and educated. The study of Srimad Bhagavatam gives one such an education.