The holy man told the father
and when the boy and his father returned after a month,
the holy man said to the boy "My dear child, will you stop asking
asked the saint, "Why did you not ask my son to give up
asking for sweets when we came to you a month ago?"
The saint replied, "How could I ask a boy to give up sweets
I gave up eating sweets."
When we ask someone to do something, we must do it ourselves also.
We should not ask others to do what we do not do ourselves.