Tirukkural 70: The Wealth of Children

(So to act) that it may be said "by what great penance did his father beget him," is the benefit which a son should render to his father

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Nothing is more precious than the first soul-quickening, life-changing shaktipata from a guru. Nothing is more central to spiritual awakening than the progressive dikshas, or initiations, he bestows.
—Gurudeva