In Taittiriya upanishad we find:
“To a lay student – Let your conduct be marked by right action, including study and teaching of the scriptures; by truthfulness in word, deed and thought; by self-denial and the practice of austerity; by poise and self-control; by performance of the everyday duties of life with a cheerful heart and an unattached mind.
Speak the truth. Do your duty. Do not neglect the study of the scriptures. Do not cut the thread of progeny. Swerve not from the truth. Deviate not from the path of good. Revere greatness.
Let your mother be a god to you; let your father be a god to you; let your teacher be a god to you; let your guest also be a god to you. Do only such actions as are blameless. Always show reverence to the great.
Whatever you give to others, give with love and respect. Gifts must be given in abundance, with joy, humility and compassion.”
These words mean a lot to me right now…