Words of Sai
To get angry is but the effort of a moment, but, to get peace, to become unaffected by the ups and downs of life, is the result of years of training in Vedanta (core of spiritual wisdom). It can be well established only on the basis of the belief that all material things which fall within the range of sensuous experience are fundamentally non-existent. They are maya, products of illusion, of the tendency to see many where only One exists. You see corpses proceeding one after the other to the graveyard; but you move about unconcerned. You feel you are Eternal. In fact, you are. That is the real you. Just as the water you drink is eliminated as perspiration, the karma that you accumulate is eliminated through karma, gladly borne. So, bear both ‘mirth and moan’ with equal calm. Like the aakaasha (space) in the pot merging with the aakaasha outside the pot, silently, fully, with no trace of separation or distinctness, merge with the Universal. That is real sharanaagathi (surrender, salvation, liberation).
– Divine Discourse, February 6, 1963