The body is impermanent. But, it is the abode of the indwelling spirit. It is a shrine and when it moves, the Divine moves with it. Hence, the body should be cared for in the same way in which an iron safe which is of little value in itself, is safeguarded for the sake of valuables kept in it. What is it that binds man to the illusory world? It is not family or property. These can be given up when one wishes to do so. But what are most difficult to renounce are attachment (raga) and hatred (dwesha). As long as these are dominant in man, he cannot realise his true self. And as long as man remain unaware of his true self, he is in bondage. For man in bondage, there is no freedom from suffering or worry.
- Baba -