Discipline is the elementary step of surrender. If it is not possible to adhere to mental discipline in the beginning one can take up at least the physical discipline to start with.
Outer demonstrations or flattery do not count the least in awakening the inner consciousness in the heart. It is all for worldly desires related with the senses, which have really no end. Because if one sense desire is fulfilled then another associated with it crops up at once in its place. These practices do not therefore offer us means of deliverance from the network of wishes and desires and consequently no practical purpose can be served thereby.
It is definitely the time when everyone should give his entire attention to liberation of the soul, setting aside all other things and feelings. The problem before us is not to find out a solution of our present life but for all.