GALUJI OF DADUSAR

When Galuji's mother passed away, Swaminarayan Bhagwan and His saints were passing through his village. So Galuji kept his mother's death secret and prepared accommodations and food for God and the saints. Galuji asked God to stay in the village longer, but God did not stay. When Galuji accompanied Swaminarayan Bhagwan to the outskirts of the village, God told him that now he could go and complete the "work" he had left pending. Then Galuji completed the final rites of his mother. Such an action cannot be done by others because their concept of dharma would interfere. But purification only comes through association with God and God considers the devotion of a person with such an understanding to be firmly "mahaatmya-yukta" or filled with the glory of God. [ref. Swami Ni Vato 9/197]

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