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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: The article focuses in comparing the road of illusion with the road that leads towards Almighty GOD. READ FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

The Highway connecting the cities consists of two roads. One is the ‘To’ road while the other is the ‘Fro’ road. Vehicles ply To and Fro in the opposite direction. There is a road cut after every 15 - 20 kilometers from where we can change / reverse the direction of our vehicles.

Similarly in human life too, there are two directions. One direction leads to illusion (Maya) while the other direction leads to GOD. Both directions are opposite to each other (just like the two opposite direction of a highway road for ‘To and Fro’ vehicles.)

The road to illusion is full of glitz & dazzles, just as the highway sparkles & glitters with light when approaching a city. The road to illusion is readily accessible to all and is very easy, comfortable & cozy. The three qualities required to attract – illumination, accessibility and comfort, are all present to deceive us. But if we go down this road of illusion, at the end of the road we find ourselves in a very unfortunate, dismal and difficult state.

The road to GOD does not have any dazzle to attract us, nor is it easily accessible. On the contrary, it is a bit difficult to access but at the end of the road, we find ourselves contiguously connected to GOD and receive bestowment of love & affection from the ALMIGHTY GOD leading to divine elated ecstasy (Paramanand), which is the pinnacle of delight.

We can get worldly luxuries in the road of illusion but there is surely no divine delight or ecstasy, whereas on the road to GOD there is nothing except divine delight (Anand) and divine elated ecstasy (Paramanand).

Every person, in his life span, gets 2-3 opportunities to change his life’s direction, just like vehicles get the opportunity to change direction with a road cut on a highway. To enable this opportunity of changing life’s direction we are presented with an occurrence / incident like personal loss, physical distress, financial loss etc. which momentarily undeceives us from the illusive lifestyle and brings us closer to ALMIGHTY GOD. Circumstances like, disunion / bereavement of a dear person, insult by someone close to us, unfold in our life due to GOD’s kindness & spur in order to momentarily undeceive us from illusion. But this undeceiveness is only momentary.

But GOD has blessed us with wisdom, and therefore it is expected from us, to use such opportunities like a Highway road cut, for changing direction of our life’s vehicle from the road of illusion (Maya) towards the road to GOD. We must not let go such opportunities in vain.

Take the example of a vehicle plying on a highway which is running out of fuel and finds the refilling pump is on the opposite lane. If the driver forgets to reverse / change lane from the first highway cut, the fuel may not survive till the next highway cut which is 15 - 20 kilometers ahead and the car will come to a standstill. Similarly if one misses out a GOD sent opportunity to turn to GOD, he may not survive to see another opportunity in his lifetime. King Parikshit got an execration to die after 7 days. Though his death was fixed after 7 days, he was sure he had six days of life. Our death is also fixed in any of one of the 7 days (from Monday to Sunday) but since we do not know when, we are not sure even of the very next moment. (In the Holy SriMad Bhagwat Mahapuran, there is a tale of King Parikshit who got an execration from a sage’s son to be bitten to death by a snake on the 7th day. King Parikshit was sure that he had 6 days of life and utilized it auspiciously and aurally to listen about the incarnation (avatar) of LORD and by doing so got salvation before death could strike him.)

Therefore, like it is prudent to use the first available highway cut to reverse the lane for refueling the vehicle from the filling pump situated on the opposite direction, it is utterly prudent at the first available opportunity to change our life's direction from the road of illusion to the road towards GOD. Encashing such opportunity in life to change life’s direction is the most prudent decision of one’s life and is truly marked by GOD’s grace (because such opportunity surface in our life purely due to the kindness & mercy of the LORD.) It should be considered as LORD’s first lenity that the opportunity to take the "Road to GOD" has come in my life. It should be considered as LORD’s second lenity that HE has blessed my wisdom not be loose such opportunity but to grab it with both hands.

We human being, trapped in a whirlpool / vortex of illusiveness should constantly & sincerely pray to the ALMIGHTY GOD that both lenity /mercy of GOD, as referred above, should unfold in our lives too.

English Translation vetted by Sheelnidhi Gupta

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