Most people today have no real idea of what is devotion and what is spiritual discipline. Different forms of worship, pilgrimages, meditation and the like are equated with devotion. These are not the indices of devotion. They are all actions which can confer some mental satisfaction. To realize your inner nature, your efforts must be directed internally. As long as you think God is somewhere outside you, you cannot qualify for Divine Grace. The true mark of devotion is to recognize that God is within you and around you, everywhere. You must develop the faith that you are a manifestation of God.
(SSS Vol XXIV - Chap 22)