When your parents are ill, taste the medicine first [ Refer to herbal medicine, herbs are boiled with water, a child should taste it first to make sure it is not too hot or too bitter ] before giving it to them.
Take care of them night and day; do not leave their bedside.
During the first three years of mourning after they passed away, remember them with gratitude and feel sad often for not being able to repay them for their kindness in raising you.
During this period you should arrange your home to reflect your grief and sorrow, avoid festivities and indulgence in food and alcoholic drinks.
Observe the proper etiquette in arranging their funerals, hold the memorial ceremony and commemorate their anniversaries with your utmost sincerity.
Serve your departed parents as if they were alive.
Take good care of parents when they are ill. To show your gratitude, proper funeral to be made after they passed away. We need to behave well even parents no longer around.
--Chapter 1 Student guide ended--
Sunday, April 5, 2009