When good things are spoken you find it difficult to pay attention, but when demeaning and distracting things are said, your ears are alert! This is tragic! Be the master of your behaviour; do not be led away by the impulses of the moment. Be conscious always of what is good for you. Carry on your daily tasks so that you do not make others suffer or suffer yourself. That is the sign of intelligent living! Do not give way to fits of anger, grief, elation or despair. The confusion you exhibit is the result of dark and dull (tamasic) and emotional (rajasic) qualities. Be calm, unruffled and collected (satwic). The more you develop charity for all beings, contrition at your own faults, fear of wrong, and fear of God — the more firmly established you are in peace!