Happy Parents Day!

Thursday May 30, 2019

Every child is an apple of their parent’s eye.

Parents not only give life to their child by bringing it into this world, but also make all kind of sacrifices throughout their life to give their child a better life.

Parents Day is a special day to express our gratitude for the love, care and nurturing we’ve got from our Parents. Let us see how…

Param Pujya Dadabhagwan reveals, “What is the instant benefit of serving one’s mother and father? One will not face any suffering or any difficulties throughout his entire life.”

Furthermore, the biggest duty of every human being is to ensure that one attains human life-form in the next birth as well. For this, Param Pujya Dadashri explains, “As far as the duty of a human being is concerned, if a person wants to attain a human lifeforms [in the next life], then he should serve the elderly, his Mother, Father and his Guru. He should maintain an obliging nature towards people.”

He further warns, “They may have material wealth, but they would never be happy spiritually. You do not forget kindness of someone who offers you a cold drink on a hot day. Then, how can you forget your parents’ kindness? Care for them in the best possible way.”

Sometimes it may happen that they may say something disagreeable to you. Param Pujya Dadashri says “Overlook it. They are your elders. Do you think they deserve disrespect?”

In instances where we’ve hurt our parents by showing our disrespect to them, we are often found arguing that “I didn’t actually have any intent to do so.” To which Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, “Why do you not fall by mistake? You manage to be careful in that situation, don’t you? Moreover, if you slip accidentally, your father will understand; but if you make a mistake on purpose, he will question you. Try your best not to make a mistake. If it happens outside your control, they will understand and know that you were not meaning to do it.”

Also, at times, although we want to help our parents heartily, we end up getting angry and blurt out some harsh words. This indeed cannot be considered as service. Showing us the path in order to conquer our anger and serve our parents, He says, “It can be achieved by pleasing your mother and father. If you please your mother and father, if they remain happy, then you can not only win over anger but also would never feel dissatisfied or feel restless.”

Hence, in order to keep our parents happy, we shall behave in a manner that our mother and father like. We will always remain submissive to them by doing what they say, even if we do not like it.

Param Pujya Dadashri firmly states, “Children who see faults in their parents will never be happy.”Happiness arises from within when one conducts according to what parents say. As a child you may feel, ‘This is dependency,’ but later, independent and permanent happiness will arise from this very virtue.

So come, let us all, on this special Day, while saying a big Thank-you to our Parents, determine to conduct ourselves in a manner that makes our Parents happy, where we don’t hurt them nor see any fault of theirs.

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