Mother

Posted: May 26, 2017 in philosophy
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Of this union of the five (primal) elements in me due to my birth as a human being, the mother is the (chief) cause as the firestick of fire.

There is no shelter (protection against the sun) like the mother. There is no refuge like the mother. There is no defence like the mother. There is no one so dear as the mother.

For having borne him in her womb the mother is the son’s Dhatri.
For having been the chief cause of his birth, she is his Janani.
For having nursed his young limbs into growth, she is called Amva.
For bringing forth a child possessed of courage she is called Virasu.
For nursing and looking after the son she is called Sura.

The mother is one’s own body.

Reference
Mahabharata, Mokshadharma Parva – CCLXVI

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