*5th DON’T* Don’t attend cinemas and don’t read novels.
Give up cinemas and novel-reading.
Cinemas produce an evil tendency in man. He cannot remain even for a day without attending a show. His eyes want to see some half-nude pictures and some kinds of colours; and his ears want a little music. Young girls and boys become passionate when they see the actors on the films kissing and hugging.Those who want to develop themselves in the spiritual line should entirely shun cinemas.
Novel-reading is another evil habit. Those who are in the habit of reading novels that deal with passion and love cannot remain even for a single second without novel-reading. They always want their nerves to be tickled with some sensational feelings. Novel-reading fills the mind with base, lustful thoughts and excites passion. It is a great enemy of peace.
Hari OM Tat Sat