Supporting them in turn because they have supported us
The direction in front of us represents the relationships the relationships we have with others as a result of their giving birth to us, i.e. our parents. Parents give us life (the best minds and bodies among all kinds of animals). For example, we can imagine being lucky enough to be born or raised in a very rich, powerful, and kind family. But if our parents are “poodle dogs”, that means we have the body of a dog with a potentially luxurious life. We would be just a lucky dog who rides in a nice Mercedes Benz, eats good dog-foods, wears good clothes, and lives in luxurious places. We will not be able to do good for our parents, teachers, or society in return because of the limits of body and mind. Besides giving us life, parents give material things, and education for growth and development. Parents devote their time and lives for us much more that we can describe. Therefore, children should minister to their parents by:1.Supporting them in turn because they have supported us;2. Doing their work for them;3. Keeping up the honor and traditions of the family;4. Making ourselves worthy of our heritage;5. Making offerings and dedicating merit and good karma or works to them after their death.children obey their parents
Why don’t children obey their parents?No one is perfect. Thus, parents are not perfect and con make mistakes. And children often see their mistakes. However, children need to realize how parents are important to their lives and what their parents dedicated to them. If children see these things, learn how to show gratitude, and listen to their parents, our society will be in place. When children obey their parents, it follows the family line, that is each generation should respect parents or elders. Therefore, when children grow up and become parents, they will earn respect from their children as well. If parents do not respect themselves, their children, and others, they cannot expect their children to respect them. Likewise, if children do not know how to respect their parents, then they do not know how to respect others. Respecting elders and others in our families and taking care of relatives are the beginnings of good network development, because these practices reflect a good network in family and thus our society.
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