On noon of Bhadarva Vad 7th, in assembly Chaturbhai of Malaniyad has asked, “When can one become brahmrup?” Bapashri replied, “Worship (upasana) should become matured. Those observing commands of Shriji Maharaj are all known as divine. He does not consider gods-devils, kal (god of death), karma (action), etc as doer of actions except Maharaj. Bapashri cited an example on the topic, there was tomb of Pir (a Muslim saint) in our new farm. People used to come there to worship and light lamps so the land was being damaged. Thereafter one day at night we took all devotees and the tomb was dug out and nim trees around it were cut and the wood was brought to the temple during the night it self. Therefore if one knows the doer of the action as some one else except Mahaprabhuji, he is fraudulent of Maharaj- it is like this. When the time is adverse and if one goes elsewhere, it means it is considered that the doer of action is Kal. Those with firm determination are not advised to run away in adverse time. These words have been said for those who are infatuated by life.If he is infatuated by Karma he considers Karma as the doer of the action. The one who thinks that activities of the physical body is not possible without illusion (maya) and thinks that illusion is the cause of the world, he considers illusion as the doer of action. If he thinks that creation of cosmos is natural and nature cannot be given up, he considers nature as the doer of the action. Therefore if one does not consider anyone except Shriji Maharaj as the doer of action and who has the knowledge of illusion (vachyarth) and manifest (lakshyarth) and knows immanent (anvaya)-transcendent (vyatirek), then only he will become the form of Brahm.
Tribhuvanbhai of Halvad asked, “What are the characteristics of his (form of Brahm)?” Bapashri replied, “The one who becomes the form of luminescence of Murti and imagines Murti and dwells in Murti should be known that his worship (upasana) is matured (perfect). Some one may do less of meditation, worship, etc but follows important five vartaman (moral) should be known as divine and Shriji Maharaj lives elsewhere without satsang as immanence (anvay) i.e. through His luminescence and He lives from Jiva to Mul-Akshar as clairvoyant through His luminescence; in satsang He lives as transcendence (vytirek) i.e. He is present. In ordinary satsangi, He lives inside him with covering but cannot be called as immanence and in Ekantik He lives as realized one. In satsang, He is only transcendent (vyatirek).
The one who knows Shriji Maharaj as above all and follows all His commands but if he does not keep constant memory of Murti, he should be known as ordinary satsangi. The one who knows Shriji Maharaj as Supreme Being and keeps memory of Murti by taking away his attention from elsewhere is said to be Ekantik. The one who does not know Him Supreme Being but follows all His commands, even then he is said to be possessing physical attributes. In him, He lives as immanence. The one who does not obey commands of Shriji Maharaj even in the form of religious boundary and he has become saint or lives as house-holder he is not at all of Swaminarayan sect- he can neither be called saint nor satsangi and in him He lives through other incarnation as immanence. In Anadi Muktas who have achieved self-realization, He is always with them but never gets separated. We are concerned only with causal Murti and we have to achieve that. When one becomes pious by following rules of religion, this assembly installs Murti in him. Maharaj has said that all happens as per His wishes. Today in this assembly Murti is also given, whosoever wants it, please come. Today, Maharaj is merciful. If he understands thus, every thing is understood and he only knows immanent-transcendent (anvaya-vytirekness). The knowledge, which is there in senses, is said to be illusive (vachyarth) and the knowledge, which is there in Jiva, should be known as manifest (lakshyarth). For example, a Brahmin dressed as satsangi and went to the house of a satsangi. The satsangi consider him to be satsangi and got delicious dishes prepared for him. In meanwhile the Brahmin sneezed and he said Jai Ambe. The satsangi considered him as hypocrite and served him sour buttermilk and ghensh (preparation of course grain) by adding much salt in it. The Brahmin felt to be very salty and said that it was like a salty poison. Then the devotee said that it is the grace of Ambe. Thus if one shows hypocrisy outwardly and inwardly he is nil – therefore it should be known as illusive (vachyarth) and which is real should be known as manifest (lakshyarth). If these characteristics are there in one self he can become the form of Brahm. || 107 ||