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Service & Respect of Parents is A Prime Duty (Way of Living)

Every parent has a desire that – “My child should prosper. He should not earn disrepute in the society. He should be of a good character and obedient. He should serve us in our old age. Our daughter-in-law should follow our advice. She should keep our respect in the society. She should serve us in our old age. She should behave affectionately.” This code of conduct was at its zenith till Satyug, Treta and Dwaparyug. Everybody used to lead a happy life. In Kalyug, for some time everything was fine, but the situation currently is opposite. The author (Rampal Das) has the ambition to improve it. I also hope that by the grace of God, with the light of knowledge everything will become possible; it is happening as well and will happen in future too. My soul believes this.  

Mother’s love towards child: -  

A boy’s father died. At that time, he was 10-11 years old. His mother raised her only son. His mother gave him the love of both mother and father so that he does not feel the pain of the absence of his father. The boy on becoming young got addicted to alcohol and started going to a prostitute. He used to daily ask for money from his mother and spend it in vagrancy. One day, his mother did not have any money. In a drunken stupor, he beat his mother and went to the prostitute. That day, he did not have any money, so the prostitute said, “Get your mother’s heart.” He went back home. His mother was unconscious. He took her heart out with a knife and set forth. In the intoxicated state, he tripped over and fell down. A voice came from his mother’s heart, “Son! Did you get hurt?”

            When the devil made from intoxication went to the prostitute with his mother’s heart, the prostitute said, “When you are not a well-wisher of your mother, then how can you be mine? Misguided by someone, you will kill me too. I wanted to get rid of you because you have become poor now, and you are of no use to me. Therefore, I had kept this condition thinking that you cannot take your mother’s heart out because she never used to deny anything to you. O devil! Go away from my sight.” Saying this, the prostitute shoved him out of her house and shut the door. That devil came home and started crying at his mother’s dead body. He said, “Mother! If possible, save me in the court of God too.” A voice came, “Son! Nothing has happened. I just want to see you happy.” At that very moment, the people of the city came. They reported it in the police station. The king sentenced him to death by hanging.

            The king asked him his last wish before hanging him. The boy said, “Call some citizens. I want share my wrongdoing with everyone.” People of the city came. That boy confessed his crime and told, “I committed the aforesaid crime. Even in the last moments, my mother’s soul kept wishing for my well-being. Intoxication made me a devil. I polluted the society by visiting a prostitute. Take this advice from me. Nobody should commit the heinous sin that I committed by tormenting my mother. Even a wife cannot be as sympathetic as a mother, no matter how noble she is. A mother loves her son or daughter so much so that in winters when the child urinates, the mother herself lies down on the wet cold clothes and spreads dry sheet under the child. If the child is crying from hunger, she leaves her meal in the middle and first pacifies the child by breastfeeding him/her.

FAQs about "Service and Respect of Parents is a Prime Duty"

Q.1 Why is it important to respect your parents?

Respecting our parents is paramount because they have selflessly nurtured us from birth, provided for our needs, and expect nothing in return except our respect. Any disrespect we show them can deeply hurt them, making it crucial to honor and value their love.

Q.2 What is the duty towards parents in Hinduism?

In Hinduism, there is a profound reverence for parents. Parents tirelessly care for their children throughout their lives, and it is a fundamental duty for children to reciprocate by serving their parents until their final days, just as their parents did for them.

Q. 3 How do we respect our parents?

Respecting our parents can be demonstrated through various actions, including obeying their instructions, speaking to them with kindness, attentively considering their opinions, and occasionally surprising them with their favorite things.

Q.4 Why is respect important in the family?

Respect serves as the cornerstone of strong familial bonds. Without respect, relationships can deteriorate into chaos and conflict. Therefore, it is crucial for every family member, regardless of age, to show respect to one another, fostering harmony and a peaceful coexistence.

Q.5 How strong is a mother's love for her child?

A mother's love for her children is indescribable. It transcends words and is exemplified by the willingness to sacrifice even her own life for her child's happiness. A mother's love is unconditional, making it imperative for every child to reciprocate with love and respect for their mother


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Amrit Solanki

The narrative shared here is truly heart-wrenching. I find myself in a similar situation where my work has led me to live separately from my aging parents. While they require my support in their old age, my wife is hesitant to stay with them. I'm at a loss about what to do, as my wife remains unconvinced by my perspective.

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we are pleased that our articles are resonating with readers and making a positive impact. The devotion of parents to our happiness is unparalleled, and it's regrettable that we sometimes prioritize personal enjoyment over their needs in their old age. It's essential to fulfill our duty towards our parents, just as they did for us, to avoid spiritual repercussions. We recommend that both you and your wife explore the book "Jeene Ki Rah" and engage with the spiritual discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj. This guidance can pave the way for a content and harmonious life by embracing your roles as a devoted son and daughter-in-law.

Dashrath Soni

This story moved me deeply, bringing tears to my eyes. As I advance in age, I worry that my son and daughter-in-law might not care for us as they should. While we can manage for now, the concern intensifies when our bodies weaken with time. The lack of support from our children is distressing. I seek guidance on this matter.

Satlok Ashram

We are gratified that our articles are addressing the real-life challenges faced by individuals. It's unfortunate when children, despite the dedication of their parents, fail to provide support during their old age. This concerning trend needs to be rectified through awareness and spiritual knowledge. Teaching our children moral values and underscoring the consequences of mistreating the elderly in the eyes of God is crucial. Gaining true spiritual knowledge from an authentic saint is the key to nurturing moral responsibilities. We recommend you and your family explore the book "Jeene Ki Rah" and engage with the discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj. These resources are fostering positive transformations within society.