1. Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. 2. Time perfects all living beings as well as kills them; it alone is awake when all others are asleep. Time is insurmountable. 3. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
4. There is no disease (so destructive) as lust; no enemy like infatuation; no fire like wrath; and no happiness like spiritual knowledge.
5. He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.
6. Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and the of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
7. Do not keep company with a fool for as we can see he is a two-legged beast. Like an unseen thorn he pierces the heart with his sharp words”
8. “He who is overly attached to his family member's experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
9. One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
10. Let not a single day pass without your learning a verse, half a verse, or a fourth of it, or even one letter of it; nor without attending to charity, study and other pious activity.
Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar.