Thereafter, the devotee Harji Thakkar asked Shriji Mahãrãj, "Some have been practising satsang for quite some time, yet they do not harbour the same profound love for the Satsang fellowship as they do for their own body and relatives. What is the reason for this?"
Shriji Mahãrãj explained, "Such a person has not fully realised the greatness of God. Consequently, when the Sant - by whose association God's greatness is fully realised - talks to him about his swabhãvs, the person is not able to overcome them. Instead, he bears an aversion towards the Sant. It is due to this sin that he does not develop intense love for the Satsang fellowship. After all, sins committed elsewhere are washed away through association with the Sant, but sins committed against the Sant are washed away only by the grace of the Sant himself, not by any other means."