In Chapter 16 of Bhagavad Geeta, Shri Krishna describes 26 qualities possessed by saintly people. Cultivating these qualities by practicing sadhana is important for all devotees who wish to make spiritual progress. This is the fifth message in the series.
17. Aloluptvam (Self Control): Desires for the world never cease for most people. These desires can come in the cloak of family, wealth, fame, etc. Constantly working to fulfill these desires adds to the constant stress of daily life. As a devotee begins to understand the futility of chasing these insatiable desires, he practices self-control and learns to do more with less. He starts spending more and more time on more meaningful activities. 
18. Mardavam (Gentleness): As spirituality becomes important in one's life, empathy for others increases. Walking in other people's shoes before passing judgement becomes important. 
19. Hrih (Modesty): A devotee not only dresses modestly, but also ensures that he is constantly in a modest environment. He is very careful about what he sees, hears, tastes, touches and smells. This removes dangerous temptations and allows the devotee to remain focused.
20. Achapalam (Lack of fickleness): It becomes a priority for the devotee to stay focused on the long-term goal of traveling the journey of life with God instead of getting distracted by short term temptations. A devotee practices introspection to take stock of the number of times he waivers from his path, and then does his best to get back on track. 


Didi Ji