FIGHT BETWEEN GOD AND DEVIL
There was once a duel between God and the Devil. It was over who could win over the souls of men or women the most. The devil agreed to the duel but asked God to give him some weapons with which he could tempt the souls on men. God gave the Devil material wealth, like property, jewellery, money etc. The Devil did not look pleased and said, “This is good nut not enough, for there are souls who would renounce this for the sake of your love.”
So the God gave him the weapon of addiction, such as wine, drugs, etc. The Devil still looked displeased and added, “This is better but there are souls who would renounce these pleasures for the sake of your love. The fight is uneven.
So the God gave him the weapon of sex. As soon as, the Devil received it, he was totally overjoyed and laughingly, he said to God, “I was waiting for you to make a mistake and give me something like this. With these weapons I can win almost every soul. You have lost the duel by your mistake.”
When the Devil said this, God realised His mistake and started weeping for He knew that now it would be difficult to win over the souls of men. It is these tears of God that fell into the hearts of men, wiping away their sins, making them look towards the source from where it came and, in the process, helping them to turn towards God.”
In words of Eruch:
There is constant duel between God and the Devil within everyone. Go within and recognize that it is all within you. On one hand, the temptations of materialistic possessions, addictions and sex are trying to entice your heart, and on the other hand, there is eternal bliss of God-Realisation calling out you.