A plant will grow well when the ground all around it is raked and exposed to the sun and rain. I want you to drop old, deep-rooted habits of purposeless talk, vanity, envy and scandal-mongering. You are not to live like earnest sadhakas (spiritual aspirants) just to please Me; it is a duty you owe to yourselves. So, you must adhere to the rules wherever you are, not merely within the confines of Prashanti Nilayam. You will notice that Prashanti Nilayam is not limited by any boundaries. It spreads and spreads until it envelopes the universe.
- Baba -