I do not need your garlands and fruits. They are not genuinely
yours. Give me something that is yours, something which is clean and
fragrant with the perfume of virtue and innocence and washed in the
tears of repentance.
Mere formal worship or mechanical routine performance of rituals
cannot induce God to recite in the heart.
Merely going to the temple and offering worship offering a coconut,
expecting some reward — all these are a wrong way of understanding
— From the discourses of Shri Sathya Sai Baba