"Consider, thou who art a parent, the importance of thy trust; the being thou hast produced it is thy duty ro support.
Upon thee also it dependeth whether the child of thy bosom shall be a blessing, or a curse to thyself; a useful or worthless member of the community. Prepare him early with instruction, and season his mind with maxims of truth. Watch the bent of his inclination, set him right in his youth, and let no evil habit gain strength with his years. So shall he rise like a cedar on the mountain; his head shall be seen above the trees of the forest. A wicked son is a reproach to his father; but he that doeth right, is an honour to his grey hairs. The soil is thine own, let it not want cultivation; the seed which thou sowest, that also shalt thou reap. Teach him obedience, and he shall bless thee; yeach him modesty, and he shall not be ashamed. Teach him gratitude, and he shall receive benefits; teach him charity, and he shall gain love. Teach him temperance, and he shall have health; teach him prudence, and fortune shall attend him. Teach him justice and he shall be honoured by the world; teach him sincerity, and his own heart shall not reproach him. Teach him diligence, and his wealth shall increase; teach him benevolence and his mind shall be exalted. Teach him science, and his life shall be useful; teach him religion, and his death shall be happy." Sri Ramatherio.... "Unto thee I grant."