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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: In the hour of distress, GOD is always present by our side as the biggest hope. When GOD comes, distress disappears and we become hopeful. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

We must never lose hope for goodness, religion, GOD’s grace and GOD’s mercy because in history there are many instances when evil has become so strong that religion and faith have lost ground. Hiranyakashipu and Ravan are two examples. Both established the evil empire and the goodness and religion lost ground and evil got the better of them. Both the demons became so powerful that they declared themselves as powerful as GOD and started their worship and closed all gates of religion.

In such a situation, GOD fulfilled His immortal words of Holy Shrimad Bhagavad Geetaji in the verse "Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanir Bhavati Bharata" and saved the religion and re-established the religion. There are many instances in history when the decline of religion was nullified by GOD and religion was hailed again.

Therefore during the hour of distress, when we feel that there is no religion left and when the evils have raised their head then we must upkeep unwavering and natural faith in GOD’s grace and GOD’s mercy. If it is not so then we too will be tempted to take the evil path as the situation will lead us to believe that we alone cannot survive among evils. Even if we can do nothing but still becoming evil in an evil situation is a big blunder.

When we will have the devotion of GOD, we will have faith that in the past GOD has destroyed the evils and have established religion as per His vow in Holy Shrimad Bhagavad Geetaji, a vow for the upkeep of religion at all times.

Therefore in social life, seeing evil and living amidst the evil, we should not be tempted to indulge in evil nor should we be pessimistic. Here one character namely Shri Vibhishanji of Holy Shri RamCharitManasji fits well. Leaving in evil and still following the path of religion led him to become dear to GOD and got him the kingdom of undivided Lanka. If Shri Vibhishanji wanted he could have favored the evil Ravan like Kumbhakaran. The ordeal of Shri Vibhishanji was when the all knowing GOD, in His Divine pastimes, asked him the secret of Ravana’s death and without any hesitation, Shri Vibhishanji disclosed the secret that Ravan had nectar in his navel. Shri Vibhishanji knew that Ravana’s death was certain after disclosure of this secret. But he disclosed and that too without any hesitation. GOD knowing everything asked this to test him. For taking the side of religion and not evil, this was the biggest test in which Shri Vibhishanji succeeded. This was the reason that he ever remained dear to GOD. If Shri Vibhishanji opted for evil, his fate would have been similar to that of Kumbhakaran and Meghnath. Taking the side of goodness and religion led him to the throne of Lanka.

When Shri Vibhishanji lived in Lanka ruled by Ravan, his only hope and faith was in GOD Shree Ramji. In his hour of distress, his only hope was GOD Shree Ramji. He had faith in the grace of GOD and in the mercy of GOD.

In our personal life too, in pessimistic situations, we must also have faith in the grace of GOD and in the mercy of GOD. GOD is with me, this feeling must become strong and this can only happen with devotion. When this happens, then it will only take a time similar to the time taken for the melting of ice in the sunshine for our pessimism to turn into optimism. This fact can only be ascertained through experience. There are many great souls in the world who were taken out of pessimism and were filled with optimism by GOD.

What is the secret of negating distress and developing hope ? What is the way that leads to hope from distress ? There is only one secret, there is only one way, it is the way of devotion towards GOD. To get closer to GOD through devotion, to seek the companionship of GOD through devotion. Then pessimism will run as the darkness runs with the advent of day. With the Sunrise, the darkness disappears automatically. The Sunrise means that darkness has to go. Likewise, when GOD comes into our life it means that pessimism and negative ideas have to go.

When GOD comes into our life, hope stays with us as our shadow stays with us. We do not have to ask our shadow to stay with us. It is implied that it will stay with us. Likewise, when GOD comes into our life, hope stays with us.

The pessimism disappears as darkness disappears with the advent of day and the hope stays with us as shadow stays with us, it is only and only devotion which makes this possible. The devotion of GOD only has such capability. Nothing else has such capability to give such results in distress and in hope.

History is testimony to the fact that by holding the fingers of GOD, what big change did come in life during times of distress and pessimism. A great example is that of Pandavas when Shri Yudhisthirji wanted to perform Rajsuya Yagya (an expedition to conquer the kings of the world) and GOD laughingly asked that was it a demonstration to show how big you have become. Holding the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD, Shri Arjunji said that they wanted to show to the world that they did not have a piece of land equal to a needle, they kept roaming here and there and many attempts were made on their lives but it was GOD who pulled them out of all the distress. They wanted to show the divine grace of the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD to the world, holding which the Pandavas who once roamed here and there today became the king of the world and have become as powerful as to perform Rajsuya Yagya.

During deep distress, the only ray of hope is "GOD". The road that leads to GOD is that of "devotion".

English Translation vetted by Sheelnidhi Gupta