When God is recognised as dwelling within, everyone will perform his duty as an act of worship. Children have to revere their parents, that is their duty. Parents have to bring up their children as bright and willing citizens capable of earning their own food and helping others in distress; if they shirk this duty, they have failed in their worship. They should not also spoil them by allowing them too much of freedom and catering to their fancies. I know many parents who dote on their children, and admire them when they learn the bad habits of gambling or drinking! They do not curb them when they swagger about in the bazaars, teasing and bullying those who pass by. They do not instill into the young minds the attitude of reverence towards property belonging to others. As a consequence, their children land themselves in trouble, and then, the parents repent and curse themselves for their unpardonable foolishness.
- Baba -