The most popular activity of a Bhakta in our country is to plan a temple for the God he adores. He runs about with appeals for funds, he parades donation lists and clamours for contributions from all and sundry. At last, a new temple raises its head and an old one crumbles! Each one is prompted by his ego to build a temple, not for God, but for himself. In fact, very often, the temple is known as the temple of the So-so, who had it built, and not of Rama or Krishna or Siva! The vain and vulgar motive is, "I shall build a House for my God who has now no roof over His head"! This only reveals his want of faith; the persons who give money for the temple feel superior, for they built a House for God. Do not hope to come nearer to Me by such means. Realise the God that is installed in the temple of your body and the bodies of all living things. That is the shortest way to win My Grace.
- Baba -