In the present times, anxiety and fear are spreading amongst people and righteousness (dharma) is receiving a setback. The world can win back peace and harmony only when people are persuaded to practice the ideals laid down in the scriptures (Vedas) which serve as beacon-lights to guide mankind aright. All activities in your daily living (karma) are really speaking the practice of dharma. The Upanishads give us guidance on what must be done and what must be avoided in the journey of life. For involving oneself in good activities, spiritual wisdom is an essential prerequisite. They direct us to revere the mother as God, father as God, preceptor as God, and also the guest as God. They also warn us that truth and righteousness should not be neglected. So there are both positive and negative instructions — follow these counsels, not others. Accept whatever conduces to your progress in goodness; avoid the others.