Why must you compete and quarrel with one another? Nothing in this world can last as such for long. Lord Buddha diagnosed this correctly and declared, “All is sorrow, all is transient, all are but temporary phenomenon of ephemeral characteristics.” Why should you be so animated by these finite objects and petty things? Strive to gain the eternal, the infinite, the universal. One day, you have to give up the body that you have so carefully fed and fostered. How long can you keep all that you have earned and possessed with pride? Trivial thoughts and desires award only sorrow; holy thoughts and desires reward you with divine peace. Therefore cultivate good and beneficial feelings and desires. Keep away from bad company and bad thoughts. Realise the holy purpose of life through pure thoughts and words, and selfless service to your fellow-beings.