Each man has to educate himself through trials and errors and attain graduation by reaching the full knowledge of his own reality. He has a great destiny and he is equipped with the skills needed to achieve that destiny. He is not a helpless victim of circumstances. But, the tragedy is, he has allowed the equipment to rust, through neglect and he has forgotten the goal. The road he has to traverse is also over grown with bramble, the sign boards have disappeared. That is why the person who laid the road has to come again to lead the man along it, after repairs and renewals.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)