Acharyaji recited a mantra from Atharva Veda (13.2.25) and explained that the Sun controls all the planets and luminous stars. It provides warmth, heat and light.
One has to do 'tapa', practice self control or austerity, to achieve success in life. Standing on one leg or raising arms for hours is not 'tapa'. To achieve good exercise one has to do exercise/yoga, eat healthy and maintain a well balanced diet.
Speech can cause problems. Words uttered cannot be taken back. Therefore always use sweet words and never use harsh words to harm others. Mind should be kept in control and never allowed to wander aimlessly. The mind should be appropriately focused to do projects.
 Makar Sakranti: This was on the 14th of January. It is celebrated in India and by Indians living abroad. It has different names in different provinces of India. During this time of the year the days start getting longer. The sun is in the Makar rashi (Tropic of Capricorn). The position of sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti. In many parts of India people enjoy rice pudding (Kheer) and in Punjab the main meal is "makhi de roti and sarso da saag". The sky is adorned with multi-coloured kites as people participate in kite flying competitions. All categories of people enjoy and thank God for making their lives peaceful and happy.
 Acharyaji recited a mantra from Yajur Veda (34.1) and explained that when a person is awake his mind which is endowed with divine virtues moves far and wide. During sleep the mind is very active and moves in the same manner. The devotee prays to God that his mind be guided by the best of intentions so that he can follow the path to righteousness. His mind should always be pure and remain away from evil deeds.
 Acharyaji recited a mantra from Rig Veda (10.151.4) and explained that the learned and the enlightened people have faith (Sraddha) and can successfully undertake their tasks. With faith a person dedicates his or her life to noble causes. They are ready to meet all the challenges of life. Through faith a man acquires wealth which is both material and spiritual.