Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about Parents are visible gods. We engage with our parents daily. We witness their daily struggles to maintain our happiness. Our parents work very hard to provide for us.
They sacrifice their comforts to provide us access to food and education. We view them as a visible god because of this. Indian culture explains the value of showing our parents the love and respect they deserve. The phrase “Matha Pitha Guru Deva” from our old Vedic scripture denotes that parents, guardians, and teachers are to be respected on a level with gods.
Lord Vishnu, I once told Marekendeya Rishi that my finest devotees are those who serve their parents and believe that their mother and father are the Holy River Ganga and the Lord of the Universe, respectively. This just serves to emphasize how important it is to support our parents.
As an example of how we should respect parents and elders, Sri Rama chose to live in the wilderness for 14 years to uphold the advice provided to his stepmother by his father. He endured years of adversity, yet he never loses his patience with her and forgives her.
Parents are God on earth, guarding us against dangers and difficult circumstances. They invest 70% of their money in the education of their kids because they also desire a good future for them. Thank you.