28 Dec 2011 - QA 12

How true is the statement that children choose their parents before they are born. Can parents pray for having children, who choose a good life for themselves?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Listen, you can’t ask me what you should pray for. Prayer automatically happens. It’s there already! You are already praying for good children.
Should parents pray for good children is an obsolete question. It doesn’t mean anything. You are already praying and that’s why you were asking.