"I am in all, in both big and petty things. All are nothing, so why
give importance to anything? I take as much enjoyment in looking
after the mad, being with the mandali, ordering My agents, looking
after the great universal work, as in bringing eggs to Hedi and mail
to you all. You cannot escape petty things, because everything except God
"What you can do is be detached. Use the petty things but know they
are petty and so remain unattached to them. For example, false teeth are
for eating; they are attached in your mouth. You know they are false and
you can take them out; attached and detached, you make use of them.
"The dirty body which I call the walking latrine is made use of for
the soul to realize itself. Can you escape from it? You cannot
escape its perspiration, so what you do is wash away the perspiration. But
if all day you go brooding, 'Why do I perspire? I must not perspire,' it
is of no use. You cannot escape but you can become detached."