It is essential to enquire into the credentials one has before one formulates one's prayer. That enquiry will reveal whether one's thoughts and resolutions, hopes and desires arise from firm faith or not. How to test and discover the truth? People take a piece of gold and draw with it a line on a piece of stone; then they examine that streak and assess the quality. The test which will reveal the quality of your faith is whether you are practising sincerely the injunctions laid down by God. Your beliefs and actions must be expressions of faith. They must have holiness as their core. They must be so full of love and compassion that they attract on you the grace of God.
- Baba -