Jai Satchitanand Friends,
Do you know what 'Kusang' is, and what
its negative effects are? Do you know how to come out of it? Well,
read the story below and follow Dada's teachings on how to become
skillful in avoiding 'kusang'.
Raj is in sixth standard. His results
are out and his grades are very poor. Raj is scared about showing
his results to his dad. Prem, his classmate, seeing his miserable
face approached him, and asked, "Raj, are your grades bad?" Raj
nodded, "Yes." Prem asked, "Do you know why your grades are
bad?" Raj replied, "I don't know."
Prem, being smart, said, "You have
fallen into Kusang." Raj asked, "What is Kusang? I have never heard
that word before." Prem explained, "Kusang means bad company. You
wasted valuable time in useless talk and gossips as well as
watching violent movies, playing cards and fighting with other
classmates when it was time to prepare for the exam.
Dada says, we do not have the right to talk about anyone
else. We have to look after our own affairs. Kusang causes pain and
misery. One creates 'paap' (sins or demerit karmas) through Kusang
and these in turn will sting you."
Raj said, "What should I do if my
friends come and gossip?" Prem responded, "Dada has
explained that you should keep distance from bad company. You should
do pratikraman for falling into bad company and make a firm
determination that you will not do this again.
Raj asked anxiously, "Prem, will you
be my friend?" Prem replied, "Certainly!" Raj asked him, "Where did
you learn all this?" Prem answered, "My mother takes me to Satsang.
Satsang means company of eternal. Satsang brings happiness. I go to
the Little MHT classes. I
have lots of friends there. Would you like to join me?" Raj was
There after, Raj and Prem regularly went to various LMHT camps
together. They had lots of fun there. Raj excelled in all exams and
his parents were very happy with him too.
We hope that you can also apply Dada's teachings, and
come out of any 'kusang' that you may have fallen