When obstacles come, meet them with courage. They harden you, make you tough. The best way to get rid of weakness is to strike at the very tap root of the tree - the mistake that you are the body, with this name and this form, these senses, this intelligence and the this mind. These are all the luggage you carry. Don't you say, my nose, my mind, my hand, my reason, just as you say my book, my umbrella? Who is this 'I' that calls these 'Mine'? That is the real 'you'. It was there when you were born, when you were sleeping, forgetful of all else, forgetful even of your body with all its equipment, internal and external. That 'I' cannot be harmed; it does not change, it knows no death or birth. Learn the discipline that makes you aware of this truth and you will be ever free and bold. That is real vidya, the Atmavidya, which the sages have gathered for you. The thousands who come to Puttaparthi are coming there for this precious wealth; you too must, one day or the other, learn this and save yourselves. All men have to reach the goal, travelling along the path of wisdom.
- Baba -