Regard with Great Respect


Those who wish to be born in [the Pure Land] of Buddha… should act filially towards their parents and support them, and should serve and respect their teachers and elders.

Meditation on Buddha Amitayus 27


Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Exodus 20:12


Do not neglect the works due to the gods and the fathers!  Let your mother be to you like unto a god! Let your father be to you like unto a god!

Aittiriyaka Upanishad 1.11.2


And remember We took a covenant from the Children of Israel (to this effect): Worship none but Allah; treat 

with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need.

Quran 2.83

Thy Lord has decreed… that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your lifetime, do not say to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say, “My Lord! bestow on them Thy mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.”

Quran 17.23


There are three partners in man, God, father, and mother. When a man honors his father and mother, God says, “I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honored me.”

Talmud, Kiddushin 30b

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