Influence of association:
When a drop of water falls on a heated vessel, it makes hiss before it evaporates into thin air.
When a drop of water falls on a lotus petal, it lies there, gleaming in the morning sun and then gradually disappears.
When a drop of water falls into the mouth of a molluscs, especially in the Swati star, fifteenth lunar mansion in the path of the moon, it is transferred into a pearl.
This illustrates that often, it is the company that determines the nature of things. The company that one keeps will undoubtedly influence on one’s nature. Ones company can control most of ones action and intellectual decisions.