If each one does his duty, in the spirit of dedication, the light can illumine all, but if the doors of the heart are shut against the light, how can darkness disappear? You cannot sit back and expect the incarnation to bring peace and joy into you. The incarnation comes to warn, to guide, to awaken, to lay down the path, and shed the light of love on it. But, man has to listen, learn and obey with hope and faith. There is a tale told of old that wisdom and wealth once quarrelled loud and long about their relative importance. Wealth argued that without it, the body will be weak, the brain hazy and wisdom a will-o-the-wisp. Wisdom retorted that, without it, man cannot even distinguish wealth from non-wealth or know how to earn it or use it. The soul intervened and told them that they were both equally important, but only when properly used. Wealth without wisdom becomes an instrument of exploitation and tyranny; wisdom without wealth becomes mere fantasy and a bundle of blueprint. Use makes them worthwhile; misuse makes them disastrous.
- Baba -