It is not wrong to love children. But parents should learn how to love them.
Whenever the children go astray, wittingly or unwittingly, parents should hasten to correct their faults and bring them to the righteous path.
The obligations of parents do not end with providing food, schooling and knowledge on worldly matters.
Children should also be provided with right values. They should not be made to think that the acquisition of wealth is the be-all and end-all of life.
Wealth does not accompany one when they leave the world. Wealth is necessary only for meeting one’s essential needs. Too much wealth is an embarrassment like an oversized shoe. Too little of it is likely to be painful, like a tight-fitting shoe. So it is desirable to have only that amount of wealth that is adequate for one’s basic needs.
It is deplorable that in the mad pursuit of money, people are forgetting or compromising human virtues.
— Adapted from a Satya Sai Baba Discourse