With Gunatitanand Swami at Junagadh
As Pragji Bhakta adored Gopalanand Swami very much, he found the pangs of separation unbearable. He felt sad and unhappy and left Vartal and reached Gadhada. Here, Siddhanand Swami consoled him and took him to Junagadh to meet Gunatitanand Swami.
“Where does this forest deer come from?” asked Gunatitanand Swami on seeing Pragji Bhakta. He welcomed Pragji with affection. Pragji Bhakta also experienced inner peace. His mind was pacified in the presence of Gunatitanand Swami and he recalled the advice given by Gopalanand Swami, “Go to Junagadh.” He was greatly impressed by the saintliness of Gunatitanand Swami and quickly developed affection for him.
He was won over by the learned discourses of Gunatitanand Swami in which he explained the glory of Shriji Maharaj as Purna Purushottam and the means of becoming brahmarup. He felt like staying in the company of Gunatitanand Swami at Junagadh. He would spend eight months every year in the company of Swami.
In V.S. 1911 (1855 CE) Swami gave discourses on swarupnishtha and ekantik dharma for seven months at Vartal. All the words of Swamiji were recorded in Pragji Bhakta’s mind and he would daily repeat them before the learned sadhus and devotees. Besides this he would reveal to them that Gunatitanand Swami was himself the manifestation of Akshar, the heavenly abode of Maharaj.