Today man aspires to attain Mukthi (liberation). What is Mukthi? It is not the attainment of a heavenly abode. Mukthi means freedom from suffering. You need to have Mukthi at three levels - body, mind and soul. For example, you are hungry. When you eat food, your hunger is satiated. This is also a kind of Mukthi. You are suffering from a disease. You take a medicine and get cured. This is also Mukthi. All this is released to the body. At the mental level, Mukthi means controlling the vagaries of the mind. But true liberation lies in understanding the principle of the Atma which neither comes nor goes.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)