When I was young,  every week I used to fast for 36 hours, drinking only water and nothing else. With my luck, all my favorite dishes were kept in front of me to tempt me. When there is no food available, it is easy to fast, as there is nothing to eat. Similarly, if no adversities are present in life, it is easy to maintain your peace. If you are being kicked around like a soccer ball and still remain calm, then you have truly attained peace. Your will power, focus, and convictions are tested when the surroundings do not support you. If others do what you want, it is easy to say you have no anger. When everyone does the opposite of what you want and you have no anger and are still at peace, then you have complete control over your mind. — Satish Daryanani