Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
Just a week before, on 9 May, Baba had told another person:
… Darshan has no connection whatsoever with rites, rituals, dogmas and daily religious routine. Zoroaster has shown that with good thoughts, good words and good deeds anyone can become like Zoroaster. And what is the state of affairs now? Zoroaster laid stress on good thoughts, good words and good deeds, but today his followers lay stress on wearing the kusti. They get annoyed if some fail to perform the ritual of kusti each morning. They do not bother much about the precious precepts Zoroaster gave. If once they forget to perform the kusti, they grieve over it, but they do not grieve while telling lies!
Thus, as long as such falsehoods like unclean thoughts, words and deeds are not given up, then no matter with what zeal you do kusti — however energetically you whisk it about early in the morning muttering prayers — there is not the least progress toward the Path. Study as many religious books as you can, they will not gain you God’s sight! Even the worms destroy books! So create within you the sincere longing for the sight of God.
Cults and religions have no importance. Love holds the key. Do your duty but have the thought at the back of your mind that all this is maya, and Baba is the only Truth.
May, 1960; Guruprasad