Be lamps of love. That contains all. Then, there is no need for japam or tapas. Love, loving service of others (who are forms assumed by the Divine) will provide you the Grace of God. Therefore, resolve today to enshrine love in your heart, to cultivate it; make it Universal, free from selfish desire. Become Embodiments of Love. Consider well the qualities you have to retain, the qualities you have to discard. And act this very day to give up the undesirable and cultivate the desirable. Look forward, recondition yourselves and march on.
(20 Nov 1970, SSS 10:32)