Dosabhai of Bandhiya
lived in Bandhiya, was a very staunch devotee of Shriji Maharaj. Many
Jain Vanias also lived in the village. Once, a group of them had to go
to another town to attend a marriage ceremony. On the way they arrived
at Gadhada. So, they went to the darbar of Dada Khachar to have the darshan
of Shriji Maharaj.
Maharaj welcomed them all and enquired about Dosabhai. One of the Vanias replied, “Maharaj, we are upto our neck in our business and worldly duties. But your Dosabhai is totally submerged. He’s always busy selling gor from his cart. In fact, he finds time to brush his teeth only after mid-morning.”
Maharaj laughed and replied, “What if we make Dosabhai into a sadhu?” The Vanias chatted among themselves and said, “If Dosabhai becomes a sadhu, we will become satsangis.” Then they left, promising to return on their way home.
Meanwhile, Maharaj sent a letter to Dosabhai instructing him to renounce all his responsibilities and come to Gadhada immediately. When he arrived, Maharaj initiated him into the sadhu-fold.
A few days later, the Vanias returned. They couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw Dosabhai in the garb of a sadhu. Convinced, they said, “Maharaj, indeed Dosabhai is a true devotee of Yours. He truly possesses vairagya. Only then is such renunciation possible.”
The devotees of Shriji Maharaj were aloof from worldly attachments. They possessed vairagya and offered
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