Advice given by H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi:
"Those who think that by saying mantras morning till evening they are going to achieve much, they are sadly mistaken; it’s all mechanically done. So many people have a habit of all the time shouting mantras. It’s not a habit. Mantras should open your chakras otherwise it has no meaning. They should be used properly at key points, with great respect, with a great understanding, and then allow them to open your chakras, by which you take the water in, of that great thing known as Kundalini."
(Morning Meditation, Bordi Shibir, India, 27/1/80. Sahaja Path September 2006)