Poem for our Parents


Mother and father are called
“Brahma,” “early teachers,”
and “worthy of adoration”
being compassionate to their family of children.
Therefore, the wise should pay
Them due homage and honor,
Provide them with food and drink.
With clothing and bedding,
Anoint and bathe them,
And wash their feet.
When he performs such services
For his mother and father,
That wise person is praised
Here and now, and after death
He rejoices in heaven.
–Buddha, Itivuttaka 106

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