The welfare of the son depends on the mother. It is because of the love of the mother that the son becomes great and eminent. So, the foremost duty of the son is to be grateful to his mother, respect her and serve her. The gift of life is immanent in every being. But who is responsible for this gift of life within? It is the mother alone! The mother, who bears you for nine months with many difficulties, is ready to sacrifice even her life for your welfare. You owe your existence to your mother.
Treat every woman as your Mother, as your sister, with full respect. Else, you spit on the gift of life you have been given.