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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

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

The sorrows and sufferings of life provide us the best opportunity to turn towards GOD. The saints call it grace sent by GOD that leads us towards GOD. But we blame GOD for our sorrows and sufferings and waste this opportunity.

When there is happiness everywhere in life, then we get more engaged in the world. In happiness, remembrance and worship of GOD is merely done as a formality. Therefore, for attaining GOD, sorrows are more helpful than happiness because they lead us to the path of GOD. The person who is in distress remembers GOD very quickly because now 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 custom of this world that we remember GOD mostly in distress.

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

Therefore, the saints have considered sorrow as more valuable than happiness. The unhappy creature loses faith in the world because all the doors of the world are closed for him one by one. After the doors of the world are closed, he remembers GOD. The door of GOD never closes for anyone at any time. It always remains open for everyone all the time.

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

Therefore, sorrow must be considered as a golden opportunity to move towards the path of GOD and we should never be afraid of sorrow. In a state of distress, we should accept the shelter of GOD by undertaking the devotion of GOD. This will end our sorrow and we will also get the contiguity of GOD. We must be thankful for 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 love GOD. Then decide for yourself who is the best. The one who loves the world is the best or the one who loves GOD is the best. Of course, the one who loves GOD is the best. Therefore, we should never be sad because of sorrow in life.

Great saints and devotees have attained the contiguity of GOD by making sorrow a medium. If they were happy in life, then they would not be able to progress in the path of GOD and would never have achieved the contiguity of GOD. They were surrounded by sorrow in life and their interest in the world got dissolved and they took the path towards GOD in their life.

We should learn from the saints that in their life they never complained to GOD for sorrow but have always thanked GOD for the sorrow because they were able to successfully 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 gladly accept it as the grace of GOD and should move towards GOD through devotion by becoming disinclined towards the world.

English Translation done by Sheelnidhi Gupta