Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Nov 2021


Do the family members share the sin done by the family head?

[Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, It is often said that the wife earns 50% of the merit from the rituals performed by the husband. In that case, do all the family members share the sin also done by the family head? In the case of sage Vaalmiiki, the family members refuse to share the sin saying that it is the duty of the head of family to feed them. Kindly explain Swami. At Your lotus feet, -Durgaprasad]

Swami Replied:- It is said that the wife shares half of the merit of the husband and not half of the sin of the husband. The share in the merit is accommodated since the wife is continuously busy in the household works whereas the husband can have free time especially in the morning for worshipping God.