Man must crave for the vision of God, then only is he entitled to the status of human-ness. Maanava(the human) must reach Maadhava (the Divine). He must conquer the mind. Man is the ruler of Manas (the mind), not its slave. Who takes the role of educator from the beginning of your life? The Mother, is it not? Prakrithi (Nature) is the Mother, the Feminine principle, the Maayaa (illusory energy). She is the great teacher. If you do not learn the lessons well, Nature punishes you, boxes you in the ear, and hits you on the head. She is a stern merciless instructress; but, if you learn well, she will lead you proudly to the Presence of Purushoththama (the Supreme Person). Obey Prakrithi and be well trained by her: then, you can inherit the Glory of Purushoththama. If you disregard Her teaching, the Mother gets disgusted with you and the Father too will disregard your entreaties. The commands of Prakrithi given for your good are called, dharma. Have that dharma as the witness of all your thoughts, words and deeds. Be guided every instant by the dictates of that Dharma, and success will be yours.
- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba