• The children who love and fear God will love and respect their parents.

  • Let your ability be manifest in your discipline of life, in piety and control of your senses.

  • Whatever you earn through deceit and theft will soon melt away like snow.

  • It is the duty of children to look after their parents in their old age.

  • The greatest among you is the one who is the humblest.

  • When you go through sufferings and sickness, surrender yourself totally to the will of God.

  • Never hate your own brothers and sisters.

Taken from the messages of Saint Chavara’s Chavarul -1868



  Children, you are the treasure in the hands of your parents.  
   The children who love and fear God will love and respect their
parents.  
  As food is for the body; knowledge and sanctity for the soul.   
  Go to school regularly and review the learning material and renew your memory every week.    
  Idleness breeds all vices.   
  Let those who love God be your friends.   
   Tell me who your friends are and I shall tell you who you are.   
   Keeping bad books with you is like hiding fire in straw,   
   Regular reading of good books and meditating on them will illumine your intellect.   
  Become punctual by proper management.   
  You angels, will be turned into devils, if you are caught up in bad circumstances.   
  You must have proper attire and purity of soul befitting your age. Excessive decorative dress may lead you to evil.   
  Engage in the works suited to your age and education.   
  Let your ability be manifest in your discipline of life, in piety and control of your senses.   
  You should love truth and justice.   
  Whatever you earn through deceit and theft will soon melt away like snow.   
You should desire to be loved by others, not to be feared by them. 
 Let there be no day in your life in which you did no good to others. 
  Let not the insults or quarrels with others be a cause of aggravating stubbornness, hatred and enmity in you.   
  Do not insult or inflict the poor.   
   Even when you become capable to do things and reach maturity, you should give prop recognition and obedience to your parents.   
  Never hate your own brothers and sisters.   
 It is the duty of children to look after their parents in their old age. 
   Do not let your parents shed tears on account of you. If you offend them, you will have to suffer punishment in this world itself.   
  It is God who decides your vocation and you respond to it by choosing the decision of God.   
  When you choose your life-partner, take care that he/she has good character and good manners.   
   The greatest among you is the one who is the humblest.   
   When you go through sufferings and sickness, surrender yourself totally to the will of God.   
  Since you belong to God, you ought to be given back to him.   

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