There is a story, said by Buddha to suggest human beings to repay all kind of debts. Let me share you.
In a certain town there once was a lad who worked hard as a common labourer and look after his widowed mother. His mother was immoral and was having affair secretly. His
friend who knew about it felt pity for the lad and disclosed the affair to him. However, he said, “Let my mother be happy; what ever she does, I shall attend to her.”
In the story, the immorality of his mother is her own burden. The work of attending on her is the duty of the son. In attending to such a single mother, the sons and daughters need not regard themselves as looking after her as a mother, in stead, they should bear in mind that they are repaying their old debts of gratitude to a great benefactor.
Therefore, every good man or woman who wished to gain benefit in the present and next existences through out saṃsāra, should try to repay old debts of gratitude to great benefactors.
Note: I refer you to read the book named Abhidhamma in daily life in which the story includes and many other universal truth facts are written, as taught by Buddha.
Author: Aung Kham
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