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No act of yours can repay the debt of your father and mother

It is difficult for the children to repay the debt of what the mother and the father have done to bring them up. Sage Vashisth visits God Ram in the forest to request him to return to the homeland.

Lord Ram refuses to disobey the wish of his father and says to him: “The course of action the parents always adopt in respect of their son, the benefits they confer on him according to their resources, the way they lull him to sleep and clothe him, the affectionate words they always speak to him and the way they bring him up all these cannot be repaid.”

He continued: “Beauty may leave the moon, Himavaan may become bereft of snow, the ocean may transgress its shores but I will never violate the promise my father gave.” Such a commitment and obedience towards fulfilling the father’s wish can only make us God.

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