Devoid of sorrow that is inevitable in dealing with sensory objects, having no intentions and desires, one should be immersed in the bliss of one's own reality. Man alone, of all creation, has the qualification to achieve this supreme joy. What a tragedy that he should neglect his right and wander about seeking petty pleasures, empty tinsel! Children playing with dolls and sticks call them elephants and horses; but it does not make them real elephants and horses. Ignorant men play in all seriousness, imagining the objects of the world to be real, and they laugh and weep, in joy and in sorrow, they blossom and droop while up or down. But that does not make the maya jagat (illusory world) less unreal!
- Baba -