Today cynicism and apathy are rampant. Most of you are caught up in meaningless worries, endless desires and unattainable ambitions and have no peace of mind. To everyone groping in the darkness of ignorance, spiritual illumination alone reveals the right path. However learned you may be, whatever position you may occupy, or whatever greatness you may possess, if you lack human values, you are no human being at all. What is humanness? Essentially it means unity in thought, word and deed. Remember, when what you think differs from what you say and do, you cease to be human; you are then becoming a demon. Hence what everyone must first do is to cultivate unity and purity in thought, word and deed. True human qualities can grow only in a heart filled with spiritual aspirations like a seed sown in a fertile soil and not on a piece of rock. To develop these qualities, you must develop compassion and equanimity amidst the vicissitudes of life.