Mental equilibrium is to fix the mind on Lord Krishna.Mere peacefulness without Krishna consciousnessis dull and useless state of mind.Discipline means first to control one`s own senses.If one wants to discipline one`s children, disciplesor followers without controlling one`s own senses,one becomes a mere laughing stock.Tolerance means to patiently endure unhappiness,such as that provoked by the insults or negligence of others.One must also sometimes accept material inconvenienceto carry out the injunctions of the scriptures,and that unhappiness also must be patiently endured.Truthfulness means that one should speak in a pleasing wayso that there will be a beneficial effect.If one becomes attached to pointing out the faults of othersin the name of truth, then such fault-findingwill not be appreciated by saintly persons.Cleanliness means to give up material attachment,not merely to frequently clean one`s body.Real modesty is to be disgusted with improper activities.Steadfastness means to control the tongue and the genitals.Austerity means to give up lust and sense gratificationand to observe prescribed vows such as Ekadasi.It does not mean inventing whimsical methodsfor torturing the material body.Beauty is to possess good qualities such as detachment.Real happiness is to transcend material happiness and unhappiness.Real misery is to be implicated in searching for sex pleasure.Real education means to give up the false ideathat anything is separate from Lord Krishna, the source of all potencies.Real charity means to renounce all aggression toward others.If one gives money to charitable causes but at the same timeengages in exploitative business enterprises or abusive political tactics,one`s charity is worth nothing at all.Real wealth is to be religious.Real heroism is to conquer one`s lower nature.Certainly everyone likes to propagate his own fame as a brilliant person,but everyone is also subjected to lust, anger, greed and so forth.Therefore one has to conquer these lower qualities.Real renunciation means to give up one`s false sense of proprietorshipover one`s family, and not just giving away material objects.Equal vision means to give up jealousy and envy andto recognize the existence of the soul within every material body.One must also see the true spiritual equality of all living entities and all situations.Real religious renunciation means that one should serve saintly personswho enlighten us with spiritual knowledge.A fool is one who identifies with the material body and mind.A wise person is one who knows the process of freedom from bondage.The wrong path is sense gratification by which the consciousness is bewildered.The real path in life is that which leads to Lord Krishna.The purpose of life is to transcend materially good and bad qualitiesand come to the liberated platform of pure Krishna consciousness.bhave bhave yathā bhaktiḥpādayos tava jāyatetathā kuruṣva deveśanāthas tvaḿ no yataḥ prabhoO Lord of lords, O master, please grant uspure devotional service at Your lotus feet, life after life.nāma-sańkīrtanaḿ yasyasarva-pāpa praṇāśanampraṇāmo duḥkha-śamanastaḿ namāmi hariḿ paramI offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari,the congregational chanting of whose holy namesdestroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisancesunto whom relieves all material suffering.

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