This is based on the speech delivered by Swami Mahamedhananda ( Editor , Vedanta Kesari)
( Link of the Full Event Is here ) )
1) TAPAS of Tongue, 2) Tapas of Time, 3) Ideal in Life , 4) Sharddha in Rishis , 5) Faith in God or Self
Tapas – Controlling Tongue ( Speech consumes energy, Control it, Conserve Energy ) , Tongue( Food , Control eg Eakadasi Fasting – Falahar, or Juice or Fast whole day or skip one meal or reduce some quantity on a given day )
Tapas – Controlling Time ( Have Routine – Mainly Sleep , Food, Study and rest all will fall in place , Since we all have to make choice each moment of time, It will become spontaneous . You can decide to take or NOT take an activity at a given time depending on routine , Eg If you decide to wake up at 6 am , then also decide what time you will surely go to bed )
Ideal – Having an Ideal in Life ( When taking decisions on every little matters or significant matters, we are apt to make mistakes or make wrong choices due to circumstances if we don’t have inner guiding compass. So Our Values and Principles act as the guide or reference . Swami ji says” If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore, it is better to have an ideal ” .Source Complete Works Jnana Yoga
Shraddha – Having faith in discoveries of our Rishis( We may not yet understand much or realise the truths as yet.Yet we can trust the Rishis ( the mantra drashtas ) who claim that they have seen the truth and they assert that we too can . Have faith in them, our seniors who have achieved., and mentioned in the Books like gita and upanishad . These are Spiritual Discoveries.
Faith in God or in Self – Faith – I am Not body mind Ego – I am Atman , Questions like Who I am, Faith in God – Its good if I have faith and belief in God. But even if I don’t , I must have faith in myself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is the atheist who does not believe in himself ( Source )