Filial Piety 孝

The chinese character for filial piety is and  孝 consists of two parts, one beingwhich means old and the other part beingwhich mean child or the young. A good family is the basis of a good society and this principle of filial piety is strongly advocated by Confucius.
If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. 
~ Lao Tzu

read about Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's quotes Is filial piety still relevant in Asian communities ? Filial piety, though diminishing in influence, remains the most important value regulating the behaviour of children towards elderly parents and relatives.
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