The savings of a person deposited in a bank will no doubt serve him in times of dire need. They form his property, his aasthi. But, like life itself, they are evanescent and are comparatively of little value. What should be sought for are deposits in the spiritual bank, of loving service and dedicated living. These become the property of the aasthika, the believer, the theist, the candidate for Self-realization. Material possessions are subject to diminution, depreciation and decay; they can change hands through the vagaries of law. Spiritual deposits suffer from no such drawbacks. They serve as eternal security against doubt, sorrow, anxiety and agony.
- Baba -