Shri Mataji: Yes, routine is, routine is, in the morning you get up at 5.30. Let us put here that. Sleep at, earlier. Sleep much earlier, doesn’t matter. But get up at 5.30 in the morning. Then wash yourself nicely, come down, take your cup of tea in the kitchen, not in this place. Take your cup of tea and all that. Within half an hour you should all come here by six o’clock. Sit down for meditation, with one hand towards the photograph, with lights and all that, and another hand outside. And the another hand again, right hand and left hand, and work it out with lights and all those things. …….
Shri Mataji: Yes, first left hand and then right hand. All right. Then the, when you, then you, after that you don’t talk to people too much. And go and have your bath, or whatever it is. Then go to work. Come back home as soon as possible. Take a shower, clean yourself properly, and then you eat something, whatever you have to do, and then meditate, and then clean these photographs, show them Aarti and all that. You put them right. That is very important. Not, they are not decorations in the house. See, every photograph is so powerful; you have no idea. They are all one power each. So put them in a proper place. Do all the worship that you have to do, properly, and then meditate and sleep properly. If you want, you can put, soak your feet in the water and sleep properly. Read something of “The Advent”. “…..
You must know that your background has been very funny because of all social problems and other problems in this country, and these bhoots again. All these put together, you see, your background has been very, very wrong. We have to work it out very fast. And that’s how it would be. All right. Then, is, the main thing is respect. Respect is the main. And that’s what I find because, you see, I’m prideless. That’s My nature: I have no pride. I cannot have pride as others have. So people start sort of taking advantage sometimes, not advantage but when they talk to Me and all that. Apart from that, when you even talk about Me to others or anything, you must know that respect is the only way. That’s the solution. That’s all. Nothing else is to be given. Respect. And I am telling you as your Mother, because you know I am just like a bubble. I have nothing to say. But you must all flower, and you must blossom, and that’s why you must understand that these deities respect Me hundred per cent, absolutely. And they can’t allow you to be disrespectful. And they will be kind and then hit you. So be careful. I’m warning you, never to be disrespectful, not to be argumentative, not to talk in a way that is not proper, because these gurus, see, how they keep you down. I do not. I keep you equal because you have a freedom to talk to Me. But you must know that you have to be careful. …..
(An extract of of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Dollis Hill, London UK, 11th May 1980)