What is important is not what happens, but how you respond to it and how you respond depends on your attachments.
Life is full of meaning and opportunities for growth. When we are mindful of the beauty and accomplishments of the past, even when the present or future is not exactly what we would like it to be, we will not be disturbed. We will still be excited about the past and appreciative for the present. In this way, the future will be even more auspicious because we create our futures by how we have dealt with the past and how we are dealing with the present.
A devotee is not afraid of going to hell if he has the opportunity to hear the glories of the Lord constantly. This is the advantage of chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. One may be put in any condition, but God gives him the prerogative to chant Hare Krishna. In any condition of life, if one goes on chanting he will never be unhappy.
Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.15.49
Life is possible without TVs. It’s possible, and actually it’s much better. I can say, maybe twenty-seven years I haven’t watched TV. Yes, I am still alive. You can touch me; I’m not a ghost.
Lecture on “Simple Life on Farm Communities” (Pula Farm, Croatia, 20 October 2000)
In the Vedic culture there are different principles for auspicious life. One should rise early in the morning. Rising after dawn is considered sinful, because early morning is the best for spiritual advancement and human life is meant for spiritual advancement. So if you rise late, you are spoiling your human form of life.
Lecture on "Vaisnava Culture" – 13th Oct 2000
When we expect anything it is the seed of suffering; a grateful life is a peaceful life.