|One's spirit should not be broken down
by misfortune, adversity or defeat. What is dealt with in these verses is not the serenity
of mind of the ascetic, but the unperturbed spirit of the man of action.
Laugh when you meet misfortune. There is
nothing like this to overcome it and pass on to victory.
Misfortune may come like a flood. But it
vanishes in the wise man's mind by a thought.
I.e., misfortune operates on the mind;
resolute thought can overcome it and proceed to the next step to be taken.
Man is born to be the target of misfortune.
The wise man knows this and will be unperturbed by it.