Kusang is of many kinds. Once a person falls into wrong association, the decision of the intellect changes accordingly. Therefore, the spiritual aspirant is unable to judge with his own intellect that he has fallen into wrong association. Just as a drunkard’s intellect is effected according to the quantity of alcohol he has consumed, in the same way, the intellect loses its power of discrimination according to the degree of wrong association.
An alcoholic who was very drunk fell into a ditch. Somebody asked him, “How did you fall in there? Why don’t you go home?” Under the influence of alcohol he said, “O brother! I am at home.” Is he just putting on an act? No, he is so drunk and his intellect is so overpowered by the effect of the drink that this is what he genuinely feels. He is fully applying his intellect, but his power of reasoning is lost, so what can he do? Similarly, when we are influenced by wrong association, our intellect loses its discriminating power and we cannot actually determine that we have fallen into wrong association.
……….JAGADGURU SHRI KRIPALU JI MAHARAJ.