“I know only how to cure the disease of births and deaths….” With these words, Gunatitanand Swami – the manifest form of Aksharbrahman described in the Vedas and Upanishads – introduced himself.
“He is my Tilak,” said Bhagwan Swaminarayan, thus identifying Gunatitanand Swami as the foremost among his 500 paramhansas.
Uplifted by his pure saintliness, even the most hardened of sinners were transformed. He infused faith and discipline into the lives of people through his simple yet insightful discourses, removing them from the shackles of worldly attachments, addictions and superstitions.
Through his tireless travels in the Sorath region, he spread the messages of spirituality to all.
He was the respected mahant of a famous mandir and revered guru to a vast following of dedicated devotees. Yet, he lived a simple and disciplined life of humble service and profound devotion. This earned him the heartfelt admiration of the king, the nawab, sannyasins, spiritual leaders and common folk alike.
This brief overview of the life of Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami will guide and motivate people of all backgrounds.