message is found in verse 28 of Chapter 17 (Shraddhatraya Vibhaga
Yoga) in the Gita.
dattam thapastaptham kritamcha yath
Paarttha na cha thath pretya no iha
sacrificed, offered or performed and whatever austerity is practiced
without faith, it is falsehood, O
Arjuna. And, further, it is of no value either here or hereafter.
We cannot sufficiently emphasize the
powerful suggestion that is so easily and so often ignored. Krishna’s
warning is that we should never engage in a puja ceremony or any
other ritual if our heart and mind are not singularly devoted to it.