I think everybody must have a statue of Shri Ganesha in your house, so the children will see it and ask “Who is he? What is he doing?” And you will be amazed how they will understand you, how they will understand his qualities and how they will work it out.
It is important for all of you to have at least one Shri Ganesha in your house, so that you can tell your children that ‘You all have to become like him’.
Now what are the qualities of Shri Ganesha. They won’t understand chastity, they are too small, they won’t understand all those qualities. But one quality they will understand is to be honest. Is to be honest.
Shri Ganesha Puja
Cabella Italy, 13th September 2003