Jai Satchitanand Friends!
Do you feel that your parents nag you or do not understand you?
Do you feel that they are constantly scolding or reproaching you?
Do you get angry and retort back to them?
Have you ever thought what value you would place on your
parents? Can you ever replace them? Can you purchase new parents?
Actually, whatever comes our way is precise and it is justice. The
parents that we have are good and they are the right ones for us.
We should not compare them with someone else's parents.
We should praise them.We all have great
obligations to our parents as they have always guided us onto the
They have fulfilled all our wants and necessities. Don't
they give us presents on our birthdays and holidays? They have fed
us and paid our school fees. Yet, in return, they don't ask us to
cook our own dinner ourselves, wash our own clothes or make us get
We must never see faults in our
parents. If we see faults in our parents, we will never be happy.
We must never forget what they have done for us. We never forget
someone's kindness even when they offer us a cold drink on a hot
day, so how can we forget the kindness of our parents? If they say
something disagreeable to us, we should overlook it. They are our
elders. Don't they deserve our respect? Don't they try to keep us
happy? All that parents' desire is the happiness of their
Dadaji says that looking after our
elderly parents is the highest religion. What is the duty of
today's youth? It should be to take care of their elders.
Looking after our parents
wholeheartedly is counted as true service (seva). Dadaji says that
immediate earnings are received as a result of serving one's
parents. God is not visible but we can see our parents - so let's
serve our parents.
Dadaji says, "People who
wholeheartedly care for their parents find peace." That is the law
of nature. People revere and worship stone idols and look after
them but do the idols have aching limbs or feelings? On the other
hand, our parents have feelings and can get tired from working hard
all day - so why not help them out and show them that we care? They
will definitely appreciate it.
In this world, we must have the
highest reverence towards our father and mother. We can't forget
the benevolence of those who have guided us onto the right
Dadaji says God resides in a home
where there are no conflicts and that's why we should conduct
ourselves in such a way that everyone at home is happy. We should
try our best to think of their happiness.
So friends, if there were ever a time
that we had done anything painful to our parents, for all those
faults we should doPratikraman. Along with that, we should try to
ask for strength never to hurt them and to be helpful to them
without any negative feelings. If we do our best to make our
parents happy in every way, we will be happy as well!
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