Life has the nobler goal of self-illumination, of lighting the lamp of love inside oneself and sharing that lamp with all around us. Kama (desire) and Krodha (anger) are the enemies that will not allow that flame to be burning bright. Kama (Desire) is the lust for physical pleasure, for power, fame, wealth and scholarship. Krodha (Anger) is the result of foiled lust. If you long for peace of mind, you must take the spiritual practice that will confer peace on you. If you choose the wrong path, you cannot complain that you are lost. Salt and camphor look alike, but you have to exercise your intelligence to discriminate between them. Brass makes more noise than gold, but you should not be deceived by that and choose brass instead of gold.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Divine Discourse, Nov 14, 1976