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Mother, what can I give you ?


After having reached the height of his career a man felt a duty to repay his

mother back for all that she had done for him.


He asked, " Mother, what can I give you? What can I do for you? I sincerely wish

to repay you for the sacrifices you made for me and for all the love you have

showered upon me. "

Mother looked surprised and said, " Why do you think about it? It was my duty so

I did it, you don't have to repay me. Even if you want to, there is no way a man

can e ver repay his mother. "

Despite her continuous refusal to ask for anything, the son persisted. To put an

end to the discussion, she said, " All right. If you must, then tonight you sleep

on my bed, with me, just as you used to when you were a baby. "


He said, " That's a strange thing to ask for, but if it pleases you, I will. "

As soon as he fell asleep, the mother got up and brought a bucket of water. She

poured a mug full of water on his side. Feeling disturbed by the wetness under

him, in his sleep he moved away to the other side of the bed. As he settled

down, his mother poured another mug of water on the other side. In his slumber

he tried to find space towards the foot post of the bed.

Sometime later he woke up feeling that this part of the bed too was damp. He got

up and saw his mother, with the mug in her hand. He asked angrily, " What are you

doing mother? Why don't you let me sleep? How do you expect me to sleep on a wet

bed? "


Mother said, " I slept with you, when you wet the bed in the night. I would

change your nappy and move you to the dry part of the bed, while I slept on the

wet side. You wanted to repay me. Can you sleep here even for one night with me

on a damp bed? If you can, I'll take it that you have repaid me. "


How eloquently the story above demonstrates that we can't even begin to repay

the care, love and attention a mother showers her child throughout the course of

life. May Almighty enable us to be of service and comfort to both our parents

when we can and may He grant us PATIENCE to serve them during their old age




Mothers day 2010 9th May,2010

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Adi shankar the propounder of advaitha gave the highest appreciation to the mother. He created the dharma that the mother shall have the right for the last rites in the hands of son even if he is a sanyasi. Father and other relations does not have the right.. He also gave the matru panchakam in the praise of the mother.


Matru Panchakam - Adi Shankar - Greatness of Motherhood : satwarajastamas blogs on sulekha, Motherhood blogs, satwarajastamas blog from india

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