Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Itasca

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The four types of people who are disliked by God.


How God tests a devotee before wholehearted acceptance?

On the eleventh day of the first fortnight of the month of first Jyeshtha of Samvat year 1876 Swami Shri Sahajanandji Maharaj was seated in his chamber in the Durbar of Dada Khachar at Gadhada. He had put on all white garments. Saints from the different places were seated before him.

Addressing these veteran Munis, Shriji Maharaj said,"If one who is gripped by the evils of ego, anger, jealousy, treachery etc., even if he is known as Hari Bhakta, I have nothing to do with him. Anger and jealousy arise from ego. And one who is a victim of adultery and presents himself as a Satsangi remains bereft of my grace as the traits of a Satsangi are bound to disappear from him. As such even if he be in our Satsang, he is as good as a discarded one. Further, one, who has been implacably observing Panchvartaman, and even if I impose upon him the regours of my severe commands directing him to undo all his notions and according to my wish, if he, then does not experience frustration throughout life, he then is my choicest devotee and enjos my grace fully in all it's spontaneity. On one who is devoid such virtues, I can not shower my grace even if I desire to do so. My grace is showered only on him whose heart is filled with devotion.

Thus Ends Vachanamrit : Gadhada Pratham - 76.