O descendant of the Kurus, those on this path possess steadfast intellect and unwavering focus, with a singular aim. Conversely, those who lack resolution have a scattered intellect, branching out in multiple directions.
The formidable risk we confront is the potential exclusion from the human form in the next life, possibly descending into lower life forms such as animals, birds, or the nether regions. We must not assume that the human form is guaranteed for us, as our next birth hinges on our karmas and the level of consciousness in this life.
Existence encompasses 8.4 million species, with those beneath humans lacking the evolved intellect we possess. Despite their limited intellect, these beings engage in basic activities such as eating, sleeping, defending, and mating. Humans, endowed with the faculty of knowledge for a higher purpose, are intended to use it for self-elevation. Misusing the human form by exclusively indulging in animalistic activities is a deviation from this purpose. For instance, prioritizing eating may align one with a pig’s body in the next life, while a focus on sleeping may lead to the allocation of a polar bear’s body. The significant danger lies in the potential deprivation of a human birth in the next life.