"You cannot avoid stress because stress is everywhere. And the more we've advanced in our modern technology and ways to enjoy the world, the more we have to work - people are desperately trying to find happiness. We’re under great pressure. To be successful, to be happy, and to make money to support our more extravagant lifestyles. And we’ve been caught in a whirlwind.
And one of the most stressful things is: you’re threatened with death. So material life is stressful. So the solution is not a material solution. Moving to an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean is not going to solve the problem. Then you’ll be stressed about "I’m lonely!", “Where am I going to get something to eat?” or “Oh, what am I going to do? I’m going to die here… alone?”.
So really there’s only one solution and it’s a spiritual solution. If I cultivate spiritual love and happiness in my heart and I’m actively living a balanced life, then I’m peaceful inside, I’m calm inside. And so the whirlwind can be flying all around me, there’s stress everywhere; job stress, family stress, pollution from the sound, the food, the air, etc. You know, the hurricane is tearing everything to pieces around us, but in the eye of the storm everything is calm and peaceful. So this is the only solution."