Bhagatji Maharaj's Seva
Maharaj was the second spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He
was born on Fagun Sud Punam (Holi) in 1829 in Mahuva.
He served Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami in Junagadh in many ways. An ideal disciple quickly learns about his guru’s wishes. The guru does not have to tell the disciple which seva needs to be done. Bhagatji Maharaj always managed to learn about Swami’s wishes and instantly performed them.
Once Swami was seated in a mango grove in Malia. He looked at the trees and casually said, “These mango trees are drying up.”
Bhagatji instantly got up. He realized that Swami wished the trees to be watered. He then fetched water from a nearby well. There were 300 trees. He poured 4 potfuls of water to each tree. That means he fetched 1200 potfuls of water from the well! An astonishing feat! Supreme seva!
On another occasion, the work of building the haveli in Junagadh stopped. This was because a dead dog lay on the heap of stone slabs. Nobody wished to touch it. Swami came to know of this and casually asked, “Why has the supply of stones stopped ?”
Bhagatji got up instantly. He changed his clothes and removed the dead dog. The supply of stones started. Then he had a bath and returned to Swami in the assembly hall.
By performing difficult seva instantly, without being told, Bhagatji Maharaj earned Gunatitanand Swami’s grace and blessings.
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