When Does God Liberate His Devotee?
A devotee phoned Swamishri and requested, “Do come and liberate me at the time of my death.” Swamishri replied, “Have refuge (ashro) in God and do bhajan. Maharaj will come to liberate you.” Bhagwan Swaminarayan has promised that he would personally come to liberate his devotees at the time of death and take the soul to his abode, Akshardham. To attain this Swamishri guided a devotee to have firm faith and refuge in God and always remember him.
'અમારે દર્શન કઈ રીતે કરવાં?'
તા. ૨-૩-૨૦૦૭, સારંગપુર
સ્વામીશ્રી હરિકૃષ્ણ મહારાજનાં દર્શન કરી રહ્યા હતા. યુગાન્ડાથી આવેલા હરીશભાઈ ભૂપતાણીએ સ્વામીશ્રીને પૂછ્યું: 'અમારે દર્શન કઈ રીતે કરવાં?'
એક જ વાક્યમાં ઉત્તર આપતાં સ્વામીશ્રી કહેઃ 'પોતાને ભૂલી જઈને ભગવાનનાં દર્શન કરીએ તો સુખ આવે.'
Accepting Advice Positively
“Moreover, the following practice is observed everywhere: When a king or a guru scolds and rebukes a servant or a disciple, if the servant or disciple accepts it positively, then the king or the guru harbours tremendous affection for him. Conversely, they do not feel affection towards a person who reacts negatively when given such advice. God’s method is similar. When He gives advice to someone, if they accept it positively, He develops affection for them; if they react negatively, however, He does not develop affection for them.”
History of Bhadarvo Vad Nom
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Explaining how a person can remain eternally happy, Shriji Maharaj says, "A devotee of God who, firstly, has firm vairagya; who, secondly, has extremely firm swadharma; who has gained control over all of his indriyas by these two means; who has intense love for God and His Bhakta; who has a close friendship with God and His Bhakta; who never becomes indifferent towards God and His Bhakta; and who is pleased only by the company of God and His Bhakta, but does not like the company of a non-believer – remains eternally happy in this realm and beyond."
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Murti-pratishtha at Limbdi (Women's Mandir)