Nowadays, of [this] world, [there] must [be] earnest promoting [of moral education on the karmic law of] cause [and] effect, [with its rewards and] retribution.
Teaching [of] sons indeed constitutes [an] important duty, [but] teaching [of] daughters [is] even [more] important than teaching [of] sons.
With people when young, often often at [their] Mothers’ side, if [these] Mothers [are] virtuous, thus [will their] sons [and] daughters naturally be virtuous [too].
With [such] long-term nurturing in normal times, [with good] habits already becoming [their] nature, and [with] long[-term] receiving [of their] Fathers’ education [too, to] thus accord [with the] flow and [to] guide [them, this will] truly be very easy.
This age’s chaos [being] like this, [is] all without [the] above two kinds of good education as caused.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Letter Sent To Layperson Zìjué
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an