Place for spiritual practice
Disciple : Is it better to do spiritual practices stay at the Math or Banaras than in a solitary place ?
Mother: If you undergo spiritual practices for some time in a solitary place such as Rishikesh, you will find that your mind has become strong, and then you can live in any place or society without being in the least affected by it. When the plant is tender, it should be hedged round. But if it is grown up, cows and goats can do it no harm. Spiritual practices in a lonely place are very essential. Pray to God with tears in your eyes whenever you want illumination or find yourself faced with any doubt or difficulty. The Lord will remove all your impurities, assuage your mental anguish, and give you enlightenment.