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III ii Why duties?

4. How can we make our parents happy?
Parents are mightily happy, when their children evince the slightest regard for their comfort. Any little sign of gratitude is welcomed by them with delight.
Sathya Sai Baba, 24 Nov 1972
   
Sincere Love: The envelope might cost a naya paisa only; inside it, the bit of paper might be shoddy and soiled. The scribbling on it might be full of blotches; the letters might be higgledy piggledy, but, when the child writes to the mother, she reads and appreciates the letters with tears of joy. The envelope might be a deluxe one costing five rupees, the letters may be of gold, printed in choice antique type in an aristocratic press; but, she will not be interested even to look at it. The mother seeks love, craves for gratitude, and thirsts after sympathy. She values feeling, not external display.
Sathya Sai Baba, 24 Nov 1972