It is important to know the enemy's terrain and prepare oneself to face him accordingly. Fighting from a position of knowledge gives an added advantage. Facing the enemy on unknown terrain can contribute to the chances of a rout.
How can one who has not understood the scriptures become a preceptor?
May my ears only hear good.
A well intentioned procrastinator should be inspired to take action.
Universal Prayers - From Vedas
We contemplate on the embodiment of the highest wisdom. We meditate upon the very First Cause. May that Brahman - the infinite Being - ever guide our understanding.
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
Salutations to Him who is the Seed of the universe.
Sri Lalita Sahasranama
Om kuruvinda - mani -srent - kanat - kotira - manditayai namah. Salutations to Her whose crown in shining with rows of Kuruvinda gems.
Sivananda Lahari - Of Sri Sankaracarya
The Lord Siva resembles the (flowering) Arjuna tree with the jasmine creeper entwining it. He dances at dusk when the tree also blossoms (Sandhyarambhavijrimbhitam). He occupies the crest of Vedic wisdom just as Arjuna flowers find a place on the ears and heads of men (Srutisira-sthanantar-adhistitam). He is rendered beautiful by the presence of loving Bhramarambika (His Consort), and the tree by that of eagar honey bees (Saprema-bhramarabhiramam). He is always distinguished by reason of good men resorting to Him as the tree is by its good smell (Sadvasana-sobhitam). He has the kings of snakes as his ornaments while the Arjuna flowers form the decorations of noted pleasure-seekers (Bhogindrabharanam). He is worthy of being worshipped by all other gods, and the Arjuna flowers are laudable among all other flowers (Samasta-sumanah-pujyam). He reveals the qualities of Nature like Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, and the Arhuna flowers their colour, fragrance and other qualities (Gunavishkrtam). He is established as the Linga known as Mallikarjuna on the mountain Sriparvata (Srisaila), while the Arjuna tree stands on a beautiful peak (Srigirimallikarjuna-mahalingam). He is embraced by Parvati and the tree by jasmine creepers (Sivalingitam). I worship Siva who thus resembles the Arjuna tree and who is represented by his emblem known as Mallikarjuna established on the Sriparvata.
Siva Sahasranama Stotram
The Punisher. Om ardanaya namah When the senses are abused the punishment comes in the form of misery.
Quotations from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)
The Divine puts on an appearance of humanity, assumes the outward human nature in order to tread the path and show it to human beings, but does not cease to be the Divine.