Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am all for Mother's Day

Today is Mother’s Day. I wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Although Mother’s Day is of western origin, it is really significant to all human beings. Without mothers we would not have been what we are. Their love towards their children transcend all things. Have you heard of a mother who turned Hercules when she was able to lift a car that nearly ran over her child? Her love and her will to save her son had produced hormones which made her so strong that she had the strength to push the car away so that it could not her child.

In Confucianism, mother is considered the most important person in a person’s life. A son has to show filial piety towards his mother at all times. There are a lot of stories showing this. In one story, one son warmed the seat for her mother before she was asked to take her seat in winter.

In Buddhism, a person who does not show filial piety to his mother will not progress much in his practice towards Buddhahood.

All the above examples show how great mothers are and hence children should do all they can to care for their mothers and make them happy all the time.

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