Bhaja Sadhu Samagamam
Discard the company of bad people,
Get in touch with noble company,
Bear in mind what is impermanent or transitory,
Do meritorious deeds day and night.
It was said by Einstein, “Tell me your company. I shall tell you what you are.” You imbibe the qualities of the company you keep. We should not get into bad company. Then we get bad thoughts. Run away from bad company. By living in the company of noble people, we raise our thought level, and get inspired to do good deeds naturally.
We should also distinguish that which is divine from the one that is temporal. We are gifted with intellect for discrimination and judgment to distinguish between what is transient, perishable and dual and what is eternal, immortal and nondual.
Ref: Sai Darshan