a constant relationship with God

by Ekantikam

Except for those vishays which are related to God, a devotee of God treats all other vishays as vain. Thus, he associates in the five ways only with God.  Now, suppose God were to issue the following command to such a devotee: ‘Live away from Me.’ In that situation, if he keeps a selfish desire for God’s darshan, it would amount to disobeying the command; and if he does not follow the command, then the love that God harbours towards that devotee would not remain. Therefore, just as that devotee has forsaken the worldly vishays, i.e., sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch, does he also forsake the vishays related to God, or does he not? That is the question.”

“If a devotee has deep affection for God and treats the worldly panchvishays that are not related to God as vain, and if he is firmly attached to God via the panchvishays, then wherever such a devotee goes by God’s command, the form of God also goes with him. Moreover, just as that devotee cannot remain without God, in exactly the same way, God also cannot remain without that devotee. In fact, He does not leave the heart of that devotee even for a fraction of a second. Therefore, such a devotee does, in fact, constantly maintain contact with God in the five ways. How? Because the same panchvishays that no being can stay without, that devotee has considered to be vain; instead, he has attached himself to God in the five ways. Therefore, that devotee maintains a constant relationship with God.”

~ Lord Swãminãrãyan ।। Vachanãmrut Kãriyãni-11 ।।