All other things may be obtained in the world, but devotion to God is extremely rare. And without devotion, all possessions in life become worthless and serve no real purpose. Everyone knows this fact and understands it. Devotion to God makes life sweet and joyful, otherwise life is merely a burden.
(p.140, Spiritual Treasures, Letters of Swami Turiyananda, Swami Turiyananda’s letter from Almora on 10 Feb, 1916.)