Why should we not be carried away by the happenings around us?
Your time must be used not only in the task of collecting information and earning certain skills that will give you an income on which you can live; it must also be used to acquire the art of being content and calm, collected and courageous. You must also cultivate an ardent thirst for knowing the truth of the world and of your own Self. Let your words be like honey; your hearts be as soft as butter! Your outlook must be like the lamp — illumining, not confusing. Be like the umpire on the football field, watching the game, judging the play according to the rules laid down, unaffected by success or reverse of one team vs another! Remember, you are all pilgrims, moving along this land of action (Karma kshetra) to the goal of land of righteousness (Dharma kshethra). Be humble and strong to resist temptation. Do not yield like cowards to the sly insinuations of the senses.