10-CARRY OUT ARTI, PUJA, BY HEART OTHERWISE IT IS MEANINGLESS
“The mass darshan programs at Hamirpur, U.P. (Uttar Pradesh), Andhra, and the Deccan Baba said
I tell you as gospel truth with My divine authority that these programs, messages and addresses mean nothing on the spiritual path. My arti, My puja, garlanding Me, bowing down to Me mean absolutely nothing. From ages eternal, Gods and angels have been doing My worship. So why all this unnecessary waste of money through garlands, fruits and offerings? What I want is real work done. (Lord Meher online edition, pg. 3504 March 1954),
Many times, Meher Baba has said, “When My lovers do My prayer and Arti considering My idol or photograph I am not present there. But when they do it with sincere feeling in their heart, I am definitely present in that idol or photograph.