Be known by a name that will symbolise your real Self and not simply denote or describe your body. Have names that are saturated with divinity, that remind you of the Divine that is latent and potent in you. And constantly reveal to yourself the implications of that name. Try your best to live up to the demands of that name. Do not shorten the name or behead it into a string of alphabetical letters. Keep them as they are so that you, as well as others, can have the chance of uttering the significant name of God that you bear. It is a crime against your parents and ancestors if you defile or deface the name they have handed down to you as a legacy for your salvation; hand it on unimpaired to your children and children's children. There is much in a name : much instruction, much inspiration.
- Baba -