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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: If distress comes in life, then we should never complain to GOD about it but we should treat it as the grace of GOD because sorrow leads us away from the world and turns us towards GOD. READ FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

The grief and misery of life provide us the best opportunity to turn towards GOD. The saints call it as GOD sent grace which leads us towards GOD. But we waste this opportunity by blaming GOD for the grief and misery.

When there is happiness everywhere in life, then we get more engaged in the world. In happiness remembrance of GOD and worship of GOD is merely done as a formality. Therefore, in attaining GOD, distress is the great helper better than happiness because it leads us to the path of GOD. The person who is distressed remembers GOD very quickly because his only shelter is GOD. Saint Kabirdasji has written this thing in his verse that everyone remembers GOD in distress but no one remembers GOD in happiness. It is the culture of this world that we remember GOD more in distress.

In Kailyug (modern era) we will find many devotees who were diverted towards GOD by distress. If they would have been happy they would have been engaged in the world and in their business and family but distress came in their life and they were diverted towards GOD.

Therefore, saints have considered sorrow as more valuable than happiness. The distressed creatures get distracted from the world because all the doors of the world are closed for him one by one. After the closure of the doors of the world, he remembers GOD. The door of GOD never closes for anyone at any time. It remains always open for everyone all the time.

The world leaves the distressed person, even his family and his wife and children leave him, but GOD never leaves anyone at any time. From where the world leaves our finger, from there GOD holds our finger.

Therefore, sorrow must be considered as a golden opportunity to move towards the path that leads to GOD and we should never panic in sorrow. In the state of distress, we should accept the shelter of GOD by undertaking the devotion of GOD. This will end our grief and we will also get the contiguity of GOD. We must thank the sorrow that leads us towards GOD in our life. Sorrow leads us to GOD, therefore, the saints consider sorrow as praiseworthy. Therefore, when sorrow comes in life, then we should accept that sorrow in life and make it a big medium to reach GOD.

We love the world in happiness but in sorrow, we tend to love GOD. Then decide for yourself which is better. The one which makes us love the world is better or the one which makes us love GOD is better. Of course, the one which makes us love GOD is the best. Therefore, we should never be sad with sorrow in life.

Great saints and devotees have attained the contiguity of GOD by making sorrow the means. If they would have remained happy in life then they would never have moved forward on the path that led to GOD and would never have achieved the contiguity of GOD. They were surrounded by sorrow in life and their interest from the world got dissolved and they took the path towards GOD in the life.

We should learn from the saints in our life that they never complained to GOD for sorrow but have always thanked GOD for the sorrow because they were able to reach GOD due to their sorrow. Sorrow helps us to attain GOD, so if sorrow comes in life then we should accept that sorrow.

Therefore, if sorrow comes in life we must pleasingly accept it as the grace of GOD and should move towards GOD through devotion by becoming disinclining with the world.

English Translation done by Sheelnidhi Gupta

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