On the sacred and holy occasion of Easwaramma Day, also celebrated as Balavikas Day, what should we remember Mother Easwaramma for? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
It is the high moral character and behaviour of the mothers that would result in the greatness of their progeny. It is the virtues of Kausalya that resulted in the greatness of Rama. Similarly, Sita brought up Lava and Kusa to be great. In this manner, virtuous mothers were responsible for ideal children.
After I had promised Easwaramma, I never abandoned Puttaparthi. The whole world may flock here but I shall not leave Puttaparthi. The power of motherhood is indescribable. It is the righteous observances and strict adherence to moral values of the mothers that manifest in their children. They (mothers) may be unlettered. Their greatness does not depend on literacy or book learning.
It is the unlettered Easwaramma’s virtues that have brought about this greatness of the name and fame of Puttaparthi. It is a matter of regret that Easwaramma is forgotten, while her Son is extolled. Without Easwaramma, how could there be such a phenomenal Power? Never neglect your parents.
– Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 2003