Young friends! Don't focus your thoughts on getting a promotion, making money,
winning fame in the world, or becoming a world celebrity. Instead, think about
how to work for the welfare of human beings, how to benefit humanity. We want to
promote world peace and help living beings be happy. We don't want to fight for
fame and benefit, or plot against each other. If you get what you want by hook
or by crook, you are creating offenses.
Accumulating wealth can be lethal.
Recently in Los Angeles, a man was killed. This man was very
rich, but he was not careful in his conduct. He was killed due
to a conflict over money. Since he was rich, he committed a lot
of offenses when he was alive, and that is why he came to such
an end. Although he had property worth millions, he couldn't
take a penny with him when he died. Think about it: Is there any
meaning in such an existence?
We want to be wise people, not
fools. A wise person understands principles, distinguishes clearly between good
and evil, and never does deluded things. A fool spends his days chasing after
fame and gain, social status, and power. He fails to see their true nature and
relinquish his pursuit. He forgets about justice when he sees a chance to
benefit himself. He often does things that go against his conscience, and is
muddled-as if drunk or dreaming-all his life. We ought to help these pathetic
people. We should give them a hand and save them from the deep waters and
scorching fires. It is said, "Doing good is the greatest joy in life." Helping
others brings happiness.