Question: If you have to leave really early to catch a flight and you would like to sing "The Invocation" before you leave the room, even then do the others have to get up, Guru?Sri Chinmoy: Why should they have to get up? I am saying that the others do not have to get up. If you are leaving the room at an early hour, then you do your spiritual duty first. There are many, many days when disciples staying in the same room are not getting up at the same time. Perhaps one wants to enjoy rest. Fine, fine, fine! But I want everybody to sing "The Invocation" every morning, whenever they get up.
Sri Chinmoy, My heart-door I have kept wide open, Agni Press, 2011