Khawaja Mohammed Ma’soom Sirhindi (Allah have mercy on him) instructed a senior disciple,
‘Be vigilant in keeping track of your time. Spend it in actions that are important. Do not waste it.
Save yourself from excessive mingling with other people. This is because (excessive mingling without a need) ruins the beauty of ‘nisbet e batin’.
Excessive interactions with people without a righteous intention becomes a source of disconnection with Allah.
There is saying of a pious predecessor,
‘Abstain from the bad company and keep good company to the extent that it does not disconnect you from Allah.’
Maktubaat Hazrat Khawaja Mohammed Ma’soom Sirhindi rehmatullah, talkhees wa tar juma, Maktub 13, page 23-4