an excerpt from The Divine Cool Breeze magazine
Shri Mataji's words about the maryadas, originally published in the Divine Cool Breeze magazine volume 22 number 1. "The whole idea of this maryada is such that when you have called somebody as a sister or a brother, then it is not only lip service, 'You are my sister.' It is something innate and very deep. You have to develop that feeling of a sister because that’s how your sublimity will go up, your left Vishuddhi will improve, your Vishnumaya will be satisfied. If you call somebody a sister, the sisterly and daughterly relationships and motherly relationships always bring down the so-called ego, which is hiding in the left Vishuddhi. So try to be kind and gentle with the person whom you call the sister. Stand by her, look after her. If you call somebody your brother, you have to pray for his protection."
This pdf is available from Divine Cool Breeze Books.