Even while giving initiation, Sri Sarada Devi always pointed to Sri Ramakrishna and said to the disciple, 'He is your guru.' If anybody asked, 'So who are you then?' she would just say, 'I am your mother.' She always assumed the role of the mother.
What we need most today is the example of a true mother. What is necessary is good parents; good homes are what our children need today, in addition to good ideals. They must know the value of human birth.