am Yogi and Yogi is Me":
condition was now deteriorating day by day. Even during this illness
he performed many divine sports and miracles and, thereby, exhilarated
the devotees. They also got opportunities of serving him. When
Yogi Swami went to Ahmedabad and asked for Swamishri's permission
to go to Gondal, Swamishri said : "'Now Maharaj will shortly
come, to take me therefore I am putting this Narandas (Pramukh
Swami) under your custody, and I am also entrusting all these
temples to you. Please look after them well."
The next day Swamishri being reminiscent of Yogi Swami said: "Oh
Jogi is indeed Jogi, a real Gunatit (transcendental) soul! It
is impossible to find a parallel to Jogi. He has been following
my wishes for the last forty years. Such a sense of clairvoyance
Swamishri thought of proceeding to Atladara on the occasion of
the festival of Janmashtami so that thousands of devotees might
have his last darshan, for he was now contemplating to wind up
the leela (divine sport). All were worried as to how he would
be able to undertake the journey to Atladra in such a serious
state of health. But he got ready, sat in a motor car and went
to Atladra. There a saint told him: "Swamiji! I am chanting
your name with the beads of my rosary. To me you are God in person."
One hearing this, Swamishri reprimanded him, "One should
not speak like this. One should chant the name of Lord Swaminarayan
while counting the beads of the rosary, and worship Him alone.
I am myself am doing the same and you, too, should act accordingly.
That is my command." :