"This world is His Play, it is not an empty dream; it has purpose and use. It is the means by which we can discover God; see Him in the beauty, grandeur, the order, the majesty of nature. these are but shadows of His glory and His Splendour. The play is His, the role is his gift, the lines are written by Him; He directs, He decides the dress and decoration, the gesture and the tone, the entrance and the exit. You have to act well the part and receive His approbation, when the curtain falls. Earn, by your efficiency and enthusiasm, the right to play higher and higher roles - that is the meaning and purpose of life. Do not worry about anything. Place yourself fully at His disposal, He knows. He has written the Play and He knows how it will end and how it will go on. Yours is but to act and retire. The Lord alone is aware of the Play, for His is the Plan! You see only the part of the Play on the stage and so it is all very confused. When the entire story is unfolded, then you will appreciate His plan, not until then; for that, you will have to get behind the screen of Maya and contact the Director Himself. While you are an actor on the stage reciting your role, you cannot grasp the inner meaning of the entire play which has the 'World' as the stage ang 'ages' as the duration. You are only actors on the stage, before the footlights. The Director who knows the Play, who assigns the roles, who gives the cues, who calls you in and puts you on - He is behind the curatin. You're a puppet, He holds the strings. You are only working out His plan. Identification with the adventure in the Play and with its success or failure."
- +Sathya Sai Baba#SBOI