Words of Sai
Action must not be felt as a burden. No action which helps your progress will weigh heavily on you. It is only when you go counter to your innermost nature, that you feel it as a burden. If you focus only on the worldly gains, a time will come when you look back on your achievements and will yourself sigh at the futility of it. Entrust your mind the task of serving your Lord, before it is too late. Let Him shape it as He likes, and your mind will be tamed. You don’t have to hand over to the goldsmith an ornament that is quite beautiful. You give him broken and dented ones, or those that have gone out of fashion! So too willingly give the Lord your mind that certainly needs repair, if not complete reconstruction!
– Divine Discourse, Jan 1, 1964