Yearn as helplessly as a baby cries for the mother, as desperately as a calf mooing for the cow, as pitifully as a starving beggar prays for a morsel of food. Let the cry come from the depth of the heart, a heart that cannot bear the chain of attachments any longer. The Lord will not be drawn by noisy pomp or empty show. He will yield only to the claim of kinship, the call of Atma (Soul) to Paramatma (Super Soul).
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)