Gurudeva on his Peedham attended by Devotees.

Gurudeva sitting on his Peedham chair with devotees in front of him

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Remember, your powers of observation are cultivated by abstinence from excessive talk. That is all you have to do to begin with--be more silent and observing, not wasting or dissipating this most vital power.
—Gurudeva