Be simple and sincere. It is sheer waste of money to burden the pictures and idols in the shrines and altars of your homes with the weight of garlands and to parade costly utensils and vessels and offerings to show off your devotion. This is deception; it demeans Divinity, imputing to it the desire for pomp and publicity. I ask only for purity of heart to shower grace. Do not posit distance between you and Me; do not interpose the formalities of Guru-sishya relationship or even the altitudinal distinctions of the God-devotee relationship between you and Me. I am you; you are I; that is the truth. There is no distinction. That which appears is the delusion. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.
- Baba -