To keep one’s mind on the right track
Means the contents of one’s thought
Must be in accordance with the practice of the Buddhist Way
And have something to do with the deliverance of oneself from the endless cycle of birth and death.
Otherwise, even if the thought is of good intention,
It is still a useless, delusive thought or a frivolous, distracting thought.
Sentient beings cannot live without sunshine, air and water.
A Buddhist practitioner cannot live without discipline, meditation and wisdom.
To make a comparison between the two,
Discipline is like sunshine; meditation, air; and wisdom, water.
To a Buddhist practitioner,
Sunshine, air and water are necessities for his/her physical body;
Discipline, meditation and wisdom are necessities for his/her spiritual body.
All of them are indispensable to one’s practice of Buddhism!
Capricious moods are
Like the changeable weather.
They will not only ruin anything fun in your life
But also drive people away from you.