GIVING RESPECT
September 15, 2000
Friday Meeting

We should practice to treat everyone with respect. For example, every morning one should reverently bow down to one's parents and one's spouse. In school, one should reverently bow down to the teacher (if not physically, at least mentally). Doing this strengthens the relationship and strengthens the inclination to learn. Recently, at the celebration of Saheb's 60th birthday in Pocono, Dinkar Uncle met his ninth grade teacher after forty years. Still, he treated his former teacher with the utmost respect, recalling the feeling that the teacher is an image of God. Yogi Bapa treated everyone with great respect: for example, he used to keenly listen to the words of children and even called the postman, "tapaalee saaheba."

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