the instance of Kuberbhai, Swamishri went to, Bhavnagar. Here
he announced one morning: "We want to go round the city to
beg alms." Startled at this, Kuberbhai said . "We are
all here at your service. lf you go for begging alms, we would
feel ashamed." Swamishri explained: "Your services are
unlimited, but we want to go round the city to beg alms just as
Maharaj had done, to enable the numerous aspirants to have the
benefit of darshan,"
Swamishri used to go round for alms in Sarangpur also, Nirgundas
Swami, too, tried to dissuade him by saying : "We are all
here at your service. Why should you have to go around begging?"
Swamishri's reply was : "For the sake of Akshar-Purushottam,
even if we are to be sold to a shwapach (a low-caste person),
we would not grudge it. I want to take all those who offer even
a grain of corn in alms to Akshardham." Seeing this great
objective of Swamishri, nobody could take any objection.
During a discourse at Sarangpur, Bapubhai asked Swamishri: "What
should we do to please Maharaj and Swami at present?" Swamishri
at once replied : "At present Maharaj would be pleased if
temples are built for spreading the true upasana of Akshar and
Purushottam and their idols are installed in the central shrines
of such temples. There is absolutely no doubt that Maharaj will
purify all those who may dig foundations, carry troughs, lift
stones or even contribute a single paise in the furtherance of
this cause, and will take them to Akshardham."