The most beneficial thing that can happen to a person is that he can draw God's love to himself. His love for God is of less importance, because it is an imperfect mixture of divine and worldly love. The most important action whereby to gain God's love is righteousness (dharma). There may be gold, silver, copper, iron filings, diamonds, rubies, silks and other things of value spread out on a flat surface. But a magnet pays no attention to all the riches; it selects only the iron filings. It is the same with devotees. God does not select on the basis of wealth. He looks to the purity of heart.
- Baba -