Amitabha. Facing certain issues with my father regarding my future plans within the Buddhadarma, I began to bow to my father, although not on a regular basis. It has worked on mnay levels, such as him realising my sincerity as well as in removing certain obstacles that were present in his mind! Truly wonderful. This is my own experience with how virtous conduct (note: I am not meaning that I am virtous :)) may move people.Amitabha.