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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: The article compares between the influence of companionship of GOD and the influence of worldly illusion. It tries to summarize that the influence of GOD leads us to pinnacle whereas the influence of worldly illusion leads us to destruction. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

The moment we distance away from GOD our downfall and depredation become certain. Therefore every time and at all times, it is in our best interest to stay near to GOD and in the company of GOD.

We must always try to stay near to GOD because the worldly illusion is so powerful that the moment we distance ourselves from GOD, it takes us in its flow. Worldly Illusion conquers us and fills us with wishes, desires with which we are not able to suffice. This is the nature of worldly illusion.

The natural quality of GOD is to uplift all souls from the effect of worldly illusion and the influence of companionship of GOD leads us to the satiation of Divine elated ecstasy.

These are two opposite directions of life and the outcome of both is also opposite. But sadly, we run after the maleficent fruit of worldly illusion and we try in desperation to achieve it. We take a dip in life’s ocean and feel happy to fetch pebbles (illusion) thereby losing the great opportunity to seek the precious pearl (companionship of GOD).

What an ill fortune that in our human life’s ocean, instead of seeking precious pearl, we seek pebbles. A bigger loss is when we feel happy by taking pebbles (illusion) and do not analyze our ill fortune because by fetching pebbles we assume we have fetched a fortune. We are like the boy who was unsuccessful in his exams, yet he feels proud and happy and is eating and distributing sweets in celebration.

By going far from GOD we will invite our downfall and depredation and by being in the companionship of GOD we will fetch the best result, if this principle goes down our intellect and heart, we will always and by all means, try to gain companionship, gain closeness of GOD. We will feel inclined to read about GOD, hear about GOD, offer service to GOD and visit the Holy pilgrimage of GOD. These noble desires will never tie us in a vicious cycle of deed bondage (doing an act and facing its consequence thereafter). It will even relinquish us from our past sinful acts.

On the contrary, if we get influenced by worldly illusions, by fulfilling our ill desires we will create new deed bondage and we will find ourselves trapped in this vicious cycle.

If we develop a habit to remain in the companionship of GOD, our thoughts and our heart will start getting purified. The influence of companionship of GOD creates an invisible circle, inside which we will forever remain secured. Like Ravan was not able to get inside the Shri Lakshman Rekha, evils (like desire, anger, malignity, greed, hatred, arrogance, violence etc.) cannot get into the invisible circle of GOD. Thus the companionship of GOD is the best and easiest protection against all evils, against all the ill-effect of worldly illusions.

But instead of being in the companionship of GOD, we live in the company of worldly illusion, therefore we are surrounded by the evils and ill-effects of worldly illusion. We are filled with anger, greed, hatred, feeling of revenge, the inclination to doubly harm someone, the inclination to indulge in violence, the difference in saying and action, unethical wealth earnings, arrogance, pretence etc., and a long list of other evil forces keeps attacking us. The evil forces win and they seize our mind and heart. Like in the battlefield, one army wins and takes possession of a kingdom, the same thing happens in our internal battle.

But if the defender possesses a bigger power than the attacker, the attack is nullified. Likewise, if we have the strength of companionship of GOD, the attack of the evil on us gets nullified. Pandavas faced so many attacks, got into so many problems but the companionship of GOD did make their victory possible over Kauravas. They even did accomplish Ashwamegh Yagya (an act to conquer all kings of the world). Shri Yudhisthirji filled with emotions told GOD that the Pandavas are performing Ashwamegh Yagya not to glorify themselves but to show the world that how ill-fortunate the Pandavas were but only because of the companionship of GOD they were able attained such a pinnacle in their life and rise from the state of pity to pinnacle.

The influence of the companionship of GOD in life is very unique. Holy Puranas and history are testimony to it. Therefore we must always try to attain the companionship of GOD in our life.

English Translation vetted by Sheelnidhi Gupta