The body is inert and perishable. Then, why should you have attachment to it? The body is necessary to perform your duties. You have to utilize it as an instrument. But do not identify yourself with this instrument. If you do so, it will affect your power to identify yourself with the self or the Atma.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)