The human body, fully loaded with skills, and so capable of great adventures is a gift from God to you. Use it as a raft to cross this never-calm ocean of change (samsara) that lies between birth and death, bondage and liberation. Wake up to this primal duty when your physical and mental faculties are keen and when your power of discrimination is sharp. Do not postpone the ride on the raft, for it may become burdened with illness soon, and all your attention will have to be spent on its upkeep. Think of the incomparable joy that will surge within you when you reach the shore of liberation! Ride safe on the raging waters of worldly life; be a witness, do not crave for the fruit of action, and leave the consequences of all acts to God’s will. He is the doer; you are His instrument. Practice spiritual discipline and be unaffected by defeat or victory, and establish yourself in unruffled peace.