Life is a long process of struggle, striving and achievement. God has created man so that he might use all his talents to the utmost, and express his special personality or pourusha. The purpose of man is not mere consumption of food, ending up as a burden upon the earth or as an animal that is a slave to the senses. God has no need of a horde of loungers and idlers; He grants grace only to the active, the adventurous, and the assiduous marchers. Intelligence and the capacity to discriminate between the good and the evil should not be laid waste or left uncultivated. Using them for one's own good and the good of society is the best way of showing gratitude to God for all that He has endowed man with.
- Baba -