Men try to know everything about everybody else; but, they do not try to know about themselves! The attempt to know about the knower is called sadhana; knowledge about the knower is Atma Vidya. It is only through that knowledge that man can live in peace anywhere. For when you know that you are but a spark of the Divine and that all else are the same Divine sparks, you look upon all with reverence and true love; your heart is filled with supreme joy; and canker of egoism is rendered ineffective. Man is seeking joy in far places and peace in quieter spots; but, the spring of joy is in his heart, the heaven of peace is in himself. Even when he walks on the moon, man has to take with him, his fears, his anxieties, his prejudices and his pet aversions. Have faith in God, and in the correctness of moral living. Then, you can have peace and joy, whatever may be the fare that fortune offers you.
- Baba -