Only say words that are necessary; do not say words that are unnecessary. Things that need to be severed, get rid of them right away. Things that must be learnt, pursue them with full force.
Human beings must face several questions in life: What are the most important things in one’s life? What kind of things are of first priority?
When there is complete clarity, one can adjust attitudes in the mind and focus on proper targets.
We are the masters of our own body and mind. If we are incapable of managing our own mind and unable to control our own body, how can we possibly be our own masters?
(source: no. 6; p.51)