Everyone loves their father and mother.don’t you? There is no doubt that every child sitting here loves and respects their father and mother. However is there any difference that we can find unique in India in our attitudes towards parents? Yes, we should be proud to say that in our culture and tradition, our parents are treated as equal to god.
Our parents are the ones whom we interact with daily. Every day we see how they struggle to keep us happy. Our parents work hard to give us the best. They sacrifice their luxuries to provide food and education for us. That’s why we consider them as a visible god. Indian culture clearly defines the importance of expressing love and obligations towards our parents. Our ancient Vedic text says ‘Matha Pitha Guru Deva’ which means father, mother, and teacher should be treated as a god itself.
Bhagawan Vishnu Once said to Marekendeya Rishi that those who serve their parents, thinking that their father as the Lord of Universe, mother as HolyRiver Ganga are my best devotees. This simply demonstrates the importance of serving our parents.
Infect, Bhagawan has himself demonstrated how we should respect elders and parents, Sri Rama, who chose to forest for 14 years to keep his father’s words given to his stepmother. Even though he underwent years of hardship, he never becomes angry with her and forgives her.