It is in the nature of man to get attracted to beautiful things which he wants to enjoy. But it is not necessarily so, it depends on the condition of our mind, the make up of our mind. Minds of different persons are constituted differently. Some tendencies are more prominent in some people and weaker in others. So, getting attracted to beautiful things also depends on the composition of the mind, which will naturally follow the tendencies it has already acquired knowingly or unknowingly. The ordinary man is by nature inclined to selfish enjoyment, which slowly make him weaker and more selfish and ultimately bring sorrow. However, the direction can be reversed by proper training.
That is the training we are trying to have at our camps, so that we can change these tendencies. Tendencies grow through our experiences and choices throughout our life. As we do not care to control them consciously, they grow automatically with time, almost without any conscious monitoring. By using the methods of character building, mental concentration, and the method of discrimination between the good and the bad, we have to move further towards assimilating good ideas and grow good habits, good propensities.
Otherwise the mind will go in its own way. We will then be servants of our natural tendencies which have automatically grown up. That will bring about very unfortunate results in our life in the long run. So, we have to reshape these propensities, which will also lead to further improvement of our whole character, because character is nothing but the sum-total of all our propensities, that is, all the mental tendencies.