Words of Sai
The body, the mind and the Aathma (soul) – all three are involved in the human entity. They are inextricably interdependent. When they become disparate, life loses its meaning. When the body is subject to the mind and the mind is controlled by the soul, life finds fulfillment. When the body alone is predominant, the human descends to the level of the animal. When the mind prevails over the body and the sensory organs, the human level is attained. When the spirit prevails over the mind and the body, Divinity is realized.
– Divine Discourse, September 28, 1984