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III ii Why duties?

1. Why do we need to be meticulous in the performance of our duties to our parents?
The respect and love you receive from your children depends on the respect and love you show to your parents.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1998
   
The blessings of your parents will confer health and wealth on you.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1998
   
How can one who does not respect his parents be respected by others? Yad bhavam tad bhavati (as is the feeling, so is the result). Our future depends upon our present behavior.
Sathya Sai Baba, 12 Jan 2004
   
Whoever respects his parents and obeys their commands will certainly reach high positions in life.
Sathya Sai Baba, 12 Jan 2004
   
If students really wish to achieve success in their endeavour, it is enough if they please their parents and obtain their blessings. If you want to obtain the grace of God, it is enough if you obey the command of your parents lovingly. There is no greater divinity than the parents who are present right in front of your eyes. They have struggled hard in several ways to bring you up to the present state. They made a lot of sacrifice, so that you may come up in life.
Sathya Sai Baba, 18 Sep 2004