Why 14 and 18?
Question: Sir, why are ages 14 and 18 referred for meditation and voting?
Answer: Upto the age of 14, our vital energy is staying in the brain and used for physical growth. When a person attains physical maturity, the excessive energy comes down to mooladhara. It happens at the age of 14 as an average. Raising the energy from mooladhara to the brain is called initiation. As the energy has come down, it has to be raised. Otherwise, no need to raise. Hence, initiation to meditation is given after the age of 14 or after attaining physical growth. As lifestyle changes between generations, this age limit is also changing.
The government is convinced that humans will reach maturity at the age of 18 years. So, after the age of 18, people are allowed to elect the leader and select their life partner. But, in reality, the majority of the people don't have the maturity even after the age of 18. Some people have the maturity even before the age of 18. Government has fixed 18 years as an average.
Good Morning... Attain maturity both physically and psychologically... 💐
Venkatesh - Bangalore