After some time Krupanand Swami arrived at Panchala. At that time Maharaj was also there. All the groups of sadhus had come there to celebrate the festival of Fuldol. Once, Maharaj gave a small yellow sandalwood-like piece to all the sadhus and instructed them to do a tilak.
The next day, Maharaj did not see tilak marks on anybody’s forehead. When Maharaj asked for an explanation, everyone asked, “What should we make it with.” Maharaj reminded them that he had given a yellow clay piece on the previous day. All the sadhus were embarrassed to hear this because they had eaten it, considering it to be prasad from Maharaj!
So Maharaj again distributed a piece to each of them. On the next day everybody had applied different shapes and sizes of tilaks. On seeing this Maharaj was amused. Then Maharaj himself, with his own hand, applied a very good tilak on the forehead of Gunatitanand Swami and put a round chandlo mark in the middle of that tilak with kumkum. Then, showing Swami to everyone he addressed all the sadhus, “This is our tilak,” and added, “there is no God superior to me and there is no sadhu to match him.” In this way Maharaj conveyed to others his own matchless identity as Purushottam and the special identity of Swami as Akshar. The sadhus inclined towards having spiritual glory grasped the essence of Maharaj’s words.