|April 06, 2005 |
Faiba of Machhiav village was a staunch devotee of Lord Swaminarayan. Faiba however developed a grudge against her daughter-in-law, and thus told her to go back to her parents' home. Because of the grudge, she kept hata or remained obstinate in front of Lord Swaminarayan.
When Lord Swaminarayan and saints sat down for lunch, Faiba lovingly served everyone. However, when Faiba stubbornly refused to call back her daughter-in-law, Lord Swaminarayan got up without eating and left Machhiav. While Lord Swaminarayan had visited Machhiav 32 times, He now vowed to never return to the town!
In Vachanamrut Gadhada Last 27, Lord Swaminarayan explains if an aantee "Due to one's svabhaav is formed, it should be thought of as worthless and if the saint asks one to abandon it, it should be abandoned."
In Vachanamrut Kariyani 9, Lord Swaminarayan explains, "A person who has devotion for God in his heart and knows the greatness of God would never find a fault in a devotee of God, and would never form a grudge towards a devotee of God."
In Gadhada Middle 60, Lord Swaminarayan states, "If some sort of difficulty does happen to arise with a devotee of God, only one who does not develop a grudge and reunites with that devotee, like a line drawn in water, can be called a true devotee of God."
In Gadhada Middle 63, Lord Swaminarayan states, "If a person develops a grudge with God or His devotees, I do not even like to look at him."