Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/30/2015

Repaying One’s Parents

181. There are two people you can never repay. What two? Your father and your mother.
Even if you were to carry them on your back and live a hundred years, supporting them, anointing them with medicines, bathing and massaging their limbs and wiping up their excrement after them, even this would not repay them. Even if you were to give them absolute rule over the whole world, this would not repay them. And why? Because parents do much for their children – they bring them up, nourish them, they introduce them to the world.
But whoever encourages his unbelieving parents to believe, his immoral parents to be virtuous, his stingy parents to be generous, his foolish parents to be wise, such a one by so doing does repay, does more than repay his parents.

Anguttara Nikaya I.61

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Responses

  1. Dear Michael,

    do you know where this is from (181 what?).

    I know, it’s from the Buddha Vacana by Ven. Dhammika, but all search redirects to this source.

    I thought, maybe you have a clue where it’s from.

    Best Wishes,
    Mirco

  2. Dear Michael,

    do you know where this is from (181 what?).

    I know, it’s from the Buddha Vacana by Ven. Dhammika, but all search redirects to this source.

    I thought, maybe you have a clue where it’s from.

    Best Wishes,
    Mirco

    Sorry, wrong email in above comment

    • I will try to find the exact source for you

      • Hi Michael, I found it. It says “Anguttara Nikaya I.61”.
        In the Android app, the source for each quote is given
        below the text – but not in the pc version, so I missed it.
        The “181” is just the counting inside the app, so, it’s the 181th day. *Haha* I just recognized, it’s in this posting above, too.
        Be Well 🙂

      • Great work! Sadhu!


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