Evaluate the idea that by seeking to change another person's mistakes, we limit that person's resourcefulness in dealing with future problems. By seeking to help others, we most often make things worse.
Is human love Sansara?
Would you agree that Siddhartha's most difficult task is to realize his son must find his own path? Analyze Siddhartha's dilemma of child-rearing. Would Barbara Coloroso's advice been of any help to Siddhartha in altering the son's karma?
Strong-willed children are never easily led by anybody—not by you, but also not by their peers. So celebrate your child's strength of will throughout the early years … and know that the independent thinking you are fostering will serve him well in the critical years to come.
Barbara Coloroso. Kids Are Worth It. William Morrow, New York: 1994.