- Vachanamrut Adhyayan By Hariswarup Swami- An English Translation (Click Here)
9.1 In the Samvat year 1876, on Mãgshar sud 12 [28th November, 1819], Shreeji Mahãrãj was sitting in Dãdã Khãchar’s darbãr in Gadhadã. He was dressed entirely in white clothes. A sabhã of munis, as well as haribhaktas from various places, had gathered before Him.
9.2 Then, Shreeji Mahãrãj said, “Suppose a person has developed nishchay in pratyaksha Shree Krishna Bhagvãn, offers bhakti to Him, and has His darshan. But, despite this, he still does not consider himself fulfilled, and instead, feels a deficiency within his antahkarans. He thinks, ‘As long as I have not seen the radiant svarup of this very same Bhagvãn in Golok, Vaikunth, and other dhãms, I have not attained ultimate kalyãn’. Talks about Bhagvãn should not be heard from a person with such ignorance.
Once a person has faith in God, then that itself is the ultimate state in spirituality. The word to be noted here is pratyaksha, which means in front of the eyes. So here Lord Swaminarayan means Himself here. Once we have firm faith in God, then it is the ultimate state in spirituality, then there nothing more to achieve. But, since God assumes a human form and does not appear radiant, we find Him to be same as us. Human. Now that is a flaw in our faith. Thinking that God is same as us is a huge mistake we make while having faith in God. And this kind of understanding leads to losing faith in God if our wishes are not fulfilled, or if God performs some Human leelas. Then we tend to lose our faith. The problem with such a devotee who does not feel fulfilled, thinks there is something further than God to achieve and hence is never fulfilled because there is nothing greater than God. What more can a devotee wish for other than being able to see God in front of his own eyes!
The problem with the devotee who wishes to see God in the radiant form does not have faith in God in front of him in human form, therefore thinks that there is a difference in both the forms.
9.3 “If a person has firm nishchay in pratyaksha Bhagvãn, believes himself to be fulfilled merely by His darshan and desires nothing else, then Bhagvãn Himself forcefully shows him His divine powers and murtis in His dhãms.
Now, for a devotee with firm faith, he does not want anything else and anything more than God. So, God automatically gives such a devotee everything, because such a devotee realizes God in a way that is actually desired. Such a devotee is called a true Gnani, because he understands there is nothing greater than God and has a firm faith in it. To such a devotee, out of compassion, God shows his full glory and radiant form and other abodes of God.
9.4 “Therefore, a person with firm nishchay in Bhagvãn, should desire nothing, except pratyaksha Bhagvãn.”