The appearance of this body is from our birth Mother, who carried us, cared for us, fed and nurished us from her very own breasts and clothed and protected us.
There are other mothers who are not directly our birth mother too that we are grateful to; the wife of our teachers, the wife of the brahmins, the wife of the Guru, the Queen, the cow are also our mothers.
Mother Earth also is mentioned as a caring mother. Here's also a nice poem written in honour of our parents and especially our mother that we owe so much to and that we must honour.
Srila Prabhupada on giving respect to Mothers':
Prabhupäda: Therefore Dr. Judah has said...
Brahmänanda: He has dedicated his book, “To the parents and to the devotees.”
Prabhupäda: He has tried to pacify the parents.
Brahmänanda: Yes. Another parent is coming to see you today.
Prabhupäda: Oh, to accuse me? (laughter)
Brahmänanda: No, her son said she is very favorable. She’s the mother of Parékñit.
Prabhupäda: Your mother was very angry upon us. (laughter) You know that? When she came to see me, I told, “Mrs. Bruce, can you give me some money?” (laughing) (Imitating angry woman’s voice:) “I have given you two sons!” (laughter) She was very angry. “Still you want money?” (laughter) “And that’s all right.”
Tamäla Kåñëa: You asked them to bow down to her?
Prabhupäda: No, I asked him to bow down to your mother.
Brahmänanda: Yes, at initiation.
Prabhupäda: After initiation.
Tamäla Kåñëa: Did she like...
Prabhupäda: I gave her proper respect. Mother, after all, she is. She is fortunate mother. She has produced such nice sons. And I offered her respect, yes. Any of your mother and father, they are all very fortunate. And you are doing... giving the best service to your family. Our Nitäi’s mother came. She looked very nice lady, yes. I think you are the first child.
Prabhupäda: Therefore she looks young, not very old. Within forty?
Nitäi: Over forty, I think. Within fifty.
(A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 1st July 1975. Morning Walk Denver.)
Download and play this VERY touching Powerpoint file and click your way through appreciation of the mother's wonderful task (checked for Viruses too).
Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May
Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom 3rd Sunday in March
What motherly advice did you find most useful? ‘If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’ or ‘don’t talk with your mouth full’? Cast your vote at this site or have a nosey and find out more about some celebrity mums including ‘Notorious mums’, ‘Royal mums’, ‘Supermodel mums’ and ‘Rock mums’(...even Mary of Nazarath - Jesus the Christs Mum):
Cherishing each moment:
Special note for sons and daughters everywhere: (you'll only forget it once)
All about Mother's Day - its origins traditions etc:
Send her an e-card from one of the
Send a special Mother's Day message:
Tell her that she's the greatest:
And don't forget about the roses:
Happy Mother's Day !!!
Some Mother's day humour:
Sri Dharma pages and links: (The attributes and qualities of glorious womanhood)
PMS pages and links
seX-files - everything about sex in Krishna consciousness