Do not fall in love with the world so much that your false fascination brings you again and again into this delusive amalgam of joy and grief. Unless you stand back a little, away from entanglement with the world, knowing that it is all play, whose director is God, you are in danger of being too closely involved. Use the world as a training ground for sacrifice, service, expansion of the heart and cleansing of emotions. That is the only value it has.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)