Became His Surety
After the Prabodhini festival of 1827 CE (Samvat 1883), Maharaj gathered all paramhansas in the Akshar Ordi and held an assembly. Brahmanand Swami had come from Junagadh, but Swami for some reason could not come in time. Maharaj addressed all the sadhus, “All of you should strictly observe the moral vows. However, give me an assurance that there will be no lapse on your part by becoming mutual sureties.”
So, all the sadhus became sureties for one another. Precisely at this time Swami arrived from Junagadh and came straight to the Akshar Ordi for Maharaj’s darshan. Seeing him, Brahmanand Swami said, “Here comes Gunatitanand Swami. But now who will become his surety? All those sitting here have become sureties for one another. Now there is nobody.”
On hearing this Maharaj said, “Swami! I am his constant surety.” On hearing this, the entire assembly was astonished. All could see that Swami enjoyed the undivided affection of Shriji Maharaj.