ARTI, PUJA, GARLANDING & BOWING DOWN ARE MEANINGLESS
“The mass darshan programs at Hamirpur, U.P. (Uttar Pradesh), Andhra, and the Deccan have been enough now. And 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 1, 1954.