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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: In favorable times, a common man can also see the grace of GOD but the true devotee is the one who finds the infinite grace of GOD even in adversity and also considers adversity to be the mercy of GOD. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

Devotees are able to find the grace of GOD in every favorable and in an intense adverse situation. One of the greatest qualities of a true devotee is that he is able to find the hidden grace of GOD in every situation.

The correct criterion for devotion is seeing the grace of GOD in every favorable and adverse situation. The most accurate way to identify whether our devotion has matured or not is whether we are able to see the GOD's grace in adversity.

For example, if a devotee has trouble with his wife, then the devotee will believe that my GOD has blessed me with infinite grace, otherwise, my birth would have been ruined after a woman. The thing which is considered unfavourable by the world will also be considered as GOD's grace by the devotee. Take a second example that if there is a loss of money in the business, then the devotee will believe that GOD wanted to save him from glory which takes the creature away from GOD. Take the third example that if the young son dies, the devotee will believe that GOD has blessed him and this happened to save him from his son's attachment.

The devotee has an innate quality that in every circumstance he sees the grace of GOD very easily. In every favorable and unfavorable situation, he easily sees only and only GOD's grace. We, the worldly people, see the grace of GOD in favorable circumstances but in the unfavorable situation, we fail to see the grace of GOD. The art of seeing GOD's grace even in adverse circumstances comes only to the true devotee.

In the biography of so many devotees, it can be clearly seen that they saw the grace of GOD more in adversity than in favorability. In favorable times, everyone can see GOD's grace but seeing the grace of GOD in adversity is the biggest thing.

The true devotee considers adversity to be the grace of GOD. Whenever adversity comes, it detaches us from the world. Reclusiveness, whether it is for a moment, awakens within us. Detachment from the world and reclusiveness play the most important role in turning us towards GOD.

When adversity comes, the true devotee increases their worship even more. It is a sign of a true devotee that he never complains of adversity to GOD because he considers adversity as the grace of GOD. The worldly creature complains to GOD in adversity but the devotee never does so. The worldly creature is afraid of adversity but the devotee embraces adversity.

The parable of Bhagwati Kuntiji is most appropriate here, who asked for adversity from GOD because in adversity we miss GOD more and we also get the constant contiguity of GOD.

Therefore, we must learn the art of seeing GOD's grace in both conditions of favorability and adversity. When we learn this art, our devotion becomes firm. A true devotee welcomes even adversity because in that too he discovers some hidden grace of GOD.

English Translation done by Sheelnidhi Gupta