In this world all our relations are temporary, but there is one unique relation we have with God and that alone is eternal. Devotees realize the intimacy of this relation and thus see God as their soul-beloved.In the third stanza of the keertan “jo piya ruchi mahaṁ ruchi rākhē”, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj states:
jo madhura bhāva apnāvē rē
yāmēṁ chārihuṁ bhāva samāvē rē
jo nija sukha ura nahiṁ rākhē, prēma rasa soī chākhē rē
One who loves Shree Krishna in the conjugal sentiment as the Divine Beloved, in which the other four sentiments are naturally included, such a person, who abandons his or her personal happiness for the sake of the Beloved’s Happiness, tastes the bliss of Divine Love.Let us here discuss the relationship with God. Our relationship with God is unique, because it is the only relationship that is permanent, our all other relations in this world are temporary. On the cremation ground, the pandit who performs the funeral rites gives a twig to each of the family members of the deceased, and asks them to break it. The family members snap the twig into two. The pandit tells them, “Just as this twig was so delicate and broke so easily, that was the nature of your relationship with the deceased person.” But we don’t realize it – that one day, this is all going to end.