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Amdavad-2: Performing Puja after Washing and Bathing

Prasang

In Samvat 1919, Gunātitānand Swāmi started his journey toward Vartāl for the samaiyo of Chaitra sud 15 (Punam). He stayed one day in Gondal and then arrived in Goghāvadar, a village nearby. He stayed at the Shiv Mandir on the river bank. While resting in the afternoon, he had Jāgā Bhakta read the Vachanāmrut. Jāgā Bhakta read five Vachanāmruts: Gadhadā I-23, Gadhadā II-30 and 45, Amdāvād 2 and 3. Hearing these Vachanāmruts, Swāmi sat up and said, “It is as if I had never heard these Vachanāmruts.” He said, “Read them again.” Jāgā Swāmi read them again.

Then Swāmi said, “Listening to these Vachanāmruts, I have concluded that even after millions of years, without behaving in this way, there is no final release. So, for us, there is no alternative but to do this. Also, even if one is an āchārya, a son of Bhagwān, an ishwar, or some small or big deity, still there is no release without behaving in that way. Since, that is Mahārāj’s belief.” Based on this, Swāmi recited some couplets quoted by Mahārāj: ‘Nijātmānam brahmarupam…’, ‘Brahmabhutah prasannātmā…’, ‘Parinishthitopi nairgunye…’, ‘Atmāramāshcha munayo’.

After reciting many such couplets, he said, “When one becomes like this, then Bhagwān resides in one’s heart.” Then, looking at a devotee, he said, “You do have a murti, but without a mandir where will you install it? So, if you want to install Bhagwān, then learn to prepare a mandir as described here, then Bhagwān will stay.”

Then he continued, “When the sadhus went to get the murtis for this mandir (Junagadh), the sculptor asked, ‘What type of murtis shall I make for you?’ Then the sadhus said, ‘Make them according to these designs.’ Then the sculptor said, ‘These murtis are suitable only for a mandir worth hundreds of thousands of rupees.’ Then the sadhus said, ‘We’ve come to take murtis in accordance with such a mandir.’ So the sculptor said, ‘Then I’ll make them.’ Then the sculptor sculpted the murtis. Similarly, without becoming brahmarup where will we install Purushottam? So, if you want to install Purushottam, you have to become brahmarup.” Having said this, he got up. Then he held a devotee’s wrist and while walking told him, “Beware, never have any (worldly) desires.” Then that devotee’s desires stopped. And Swāmi said, “If one can remain like this all the time, doubts, strong attachments to one’s karma, desires, affection for worldly relations, body-consciousness, etc. and countless other strong material bonds are destroyed and one can continually stay focused on Bhagwān.”

[Swāmini Vāto: 3/13]

Mahima

In Ghoghāvadar, Jāgā Bhakta read five Vachanāmruts: Gadhadā I-23, Gadhadā II-30, Gadhadā II-45, Amdāvād-2 and Amdāvād-3. Extremely pleased with his selection of Vachanāmruts, Gunātitānand Swāmi said, “Oh, ho! It’s like I had never heard these Vachanāmruts. Please read them again.” Jaga Bhakta read them again.

Gunātitānand Swāmi then said, “Listening to these Vachanāmruts, it is clear that without imbibing these principles in our lives, no liberation is possible in infinite years. This is true not only for us, but one may be an āchārya, or the son of God, or an ishwar, or some minor or major god, but liberation is impossible without imbibing these principles. Why? Because this is also Mahārāj’s principle (to become brahmarup by associating with Aksharbrahma and worship Parabrahma).”

[Swāmini Vāto: 3/13]

Nirupan

Gunātitānand Swāmi said, “Mahārāj says that one should offer worship after bathing and washing, but not when one is unclean. But we do not understand this.” On this, he had Vachanamrut Amdāvād 2 read and said, “Do as it says; and in all the Vachanāmruts, Mahārāj has talked of the Sādhu, Purushottam and ātmā-realization. Just as a thread follows the needle, similarly, he has described the essence. Understand in this way.”

‘Offer worship after bathing and washing’ means that one should offer devotion to God, free from the dirt of material desires.

[Swāmini Vāto: 6/97]

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