The centre of every home must be the shrine room; the fragrance of flower and incense emanating from there must pervade the home and purity it. The mother must set the example in holding out the shrine, as the heart of the household. She must enforce discipline over the children in personal cleanliness, in humility and hospitality, in good manners and acts of service. She must persuade the children, by example and precept to revere elders and to spend some time both in the morning and evening for prayer, and for silent meditation. The shrine room has to be kept clean and consecrated; special festival days marked out in each religion should be observed so that the significance will impress itself on the young minds.
- Baba -