In the morning of Aso Sud 8th, when katha of Vachanamrt began to be read, a devotee came for darsan. The devotee told Bapasri, “I very often go to the Bhuj temple for darsan. Recently a sadhu who had come from Amdavad said in the assembly that idols of Lord Nar-Narayana are Swaminarayana Himself and not the one living in Badrikasram. When I personally met that sadhu, he told me that there is no other God except Swaminarayana- He is the only God. From there that sadhu has gone to visit different villages. As I have heardh such topic for the first time, I could not understand it. So please have pity on me and explain me the matter as it is. I have complete trust in you.” Then Bapasri told him that the sadhu who had talked about it with you is just here. He has gone to bathe and would be soon here.” When Swami Isvarcharanadasji came after taking bath, that devotee recognised him and said that he was the same saint. Then Swami explained to the devotee in many ways from Vachanamrt; so the devotee was very much pleased and said that as he came for darsan of Bapasri he was very much benefited and that then he understood the matter. Then Bapasri said, “It is very big task to know and explain to the satsang that Maharaj the Supreme of all incarnations. Even when Sriji Maharaj Himself was manifest in human form, many persons got doubtful listening to the words of Maharaj, ‘This Murti is unique among all other incarnations; infinite number of muktas enjoy the bliss of this Murti; Aksar and other incarnations and their muktas meditate on this Murti.’ Though Anadi Mukta Gopalanand Swami was having great spiritual powers, some people used to call him as having superfluous knowledge. But such jivas would not know how great this Lord is and how capable His muktas are. Just see! Niskulanand Swami has said, “This Murti is distinct from others and It is astonishing; I am sure about it, It is astonishing.” In this way, great muktas have said about greatness. Maharaj and great muktas take pity on jivas so they explain greatness by and by.” Then Swami Isvarcharanadasji said, “Bapa! You have explained everything in Vachanamrt Rahasyartha Pradipika and when you talk now, you explain the same point. Because of this, in the Satsang, many have understood the greatness of Maharaj and muktas, the difference between incarnations and the master of incarnations; and others will also understand this point gradually. Anadi Mukta Gopalanand Swami, Gunatitanand Swami, Muktanand Swami, Brahmanand Swami, Premanand Swami, Niskulanand Swami, etc. have performed the same work. Even then, as the ignorance since time immemorial has caught hold of jivas, they do not understand such talks immediately. It is a great thing to know Sriji Maharaj as He is. To explain this point, great saints have put much effort and have borne many troubles. Once in Gadhpur, Maharaj showed His sadness. So, He did not got up to dine eventhough the dish was ready. Mulaji Brahmachari requested, ‘Maharaj, the meal is getting cold so please come to dine. The saints will dine only after You have dined.’ Then Maharaj agreed and sat for meal. But, while dining, He showed sadness and ate a little and then came back to Aksar Oradi and slept there. After sometime, Sadguru Gopalanand Swami went to Maharaj and asked Him why He looked sad. Maharaj said, “Swami! We have come for ultimate liberation of great incarnations, their devotees and infinite jivas. But when saints like you talk about My form as it is, they do not understand and because of their previous understanding, they prevent you from talking and do not allow others to understand. Some ordinary jivas who are bound by ignorance of time immemorial displease saints like you by many kinds of hurdles. It is therefore that I have become sad. Swami, I know that your efforts are praiseworthy. You tolerate insults and beating of ignorant jivas for My sake. So, I feel very much pained.” Saying so, Maharaj’s eyes were filled with tears of love. Then Gopalanand Swami said, “Maharaj! Remain pleased; we have no trouble.” Maharaj said, “Swami! If muktas of infinite abodes and their heads know Me, My greatness and My powers as it is, then only your and My efforts will be worth doing.” Saying so, Maharaj went to bed. In this way, Sriji Maharaj has told Anadi Mukta Sadguru Gopalanand Swami, the supreme saint, about His liking. Even then some do not understand this talk. It will be understood by them slowly by the mercy of Maharaj. We should show mercy on all. What is mercy? Mercy is to make them understand that Maharaj is supreme.” || 26 ||