The Company of Evil

Verses of Vemana-18

Verupurgu cheri vrukshambu jedagottu
Cheedapurugu cheri cheruchu
Kutsitundu  cheri gunavantu cheruchu ra
Viswadhaabhiraama, Vinura Vema

Commentary: Paramahansa Yogananda, the great Indian sage, made a simple yet remarkably profound statement: Environment is stronger than willpower.

If you surround yourself with good, cheerful, positive people, you will be a good, cheerful and positive person. If you associate with negative people and situations, you will, surely, in time, feel negative.

Vemana’s advice is rustic but realistic. He says that just as the rootworm befriends the roots and destroys the tree, just as the pest keeps company with the crop, and damages it, the company of the wicked corrupts even the virtuous.

For this reason, there is the need for Satsanga- association with the wise.

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