There are two qualities in every person. One is the animal nature; the other is humanness. Unfortunately people are forgetting their humanness by falling prey to the six enemies of lust, anger, greed, envy, attachment and pride, and misusing God-given talents. They are thereby degrading themselves to the level of an animal. On the other hand, one should use one’s mind, status, and talents to become virtuous, pursue the path of righteousness and strive to raise oneself from the human to the Divine. All things in the world should be used properly, and not misused. A knife can be used for cutting vegetables or another’s throat. How a knife is used depends on the one using it. The person’s mental state should be in proper condition. A person’s conduct is related to one’s thoughts and feelings. The heart is inherently pure. But one’s thoughts can maintain that purity or pollute it. One can make or mar one’s destiny by one’s thoughts and actions.