Not for the sake of the child is the child dear,
the child is dear for the sake of the self.
Not for the sake of the wife is the wife dear,
not for the sake of the husband is the husband dear
the wife is dear for the sake of the Self - so also the husband
This is the Truth
So true ... Else all children would be equally dear .. all wives and husbands ..
all Mothers and all Fathers ..
all Selves would be One's self.
Then there would be no need for dharma for there would be no adharma. There would be no necessity to weigh actions as just or unjust, no need to discriminate between good and bad....
Would there ?