Great posts coming in this week, so thank you everyone. And again Kim, I am so deeply sad that you have lost your dear boy. I have been connecting and sending him metta and sharing merits. I feel he is a dear soul and I would have liked to have met him.
Maria and Terrence. Thank you for your dialogue. I would say Maria, that as she comes towards the end of her life, it is most worth while to try to spend precious time with your mother as much as you can, and do what you can to support her in her quest for peace and happiness. As the Buddha said, ” we will never repay our debt of gratitude to our mother. As for who take preference in the benefit ranking, our parents first and foremost and thereafter everyone one else equally.