The Greatest Ekantik Saint:
attended the congregation in Vadtal Yagnapurushdas, Vignandas
and the other saints of the group reached Mahuva via Gadhada.
Purani Raghuvircharandas of the temple of Mahuva accommodated
Yagnapurushdas and Purani Keshavprasaddas in the temple. With
a view to eliciting the extent of their knowledge and understanding
he asked them: "What do you think of Pragji Bhakta."
Yagnapurushdasji replied: "We understand that he is param
ekantik (God-intoxicated saint)."
Purani Raghuvircharandas was satisfied with the reply. The same
question came up in the assembly of the temple the following day.
Yagnapurushdasji and Mahapurushdas Swami thought that this was
a unique opportunity for elucidating to all the eminence of Pragji
Bhakta. So they said that in their appraisal Pragji Bhakta was
an ekantik Satpurush (a most sublime saint). He was an ekantik
Satpurush as described in the Vachanamritam. Then they explained
on the authority of the twenty-seventh Vachanamritam of Gadhada,
First Chapter that an ekantik Bhakta should have the necessary
attributes of dharma (righteousness), Jnan (knowledge), Vairagya
(detachment) and Bhakti (devotion) etc., and that Shriji Maharaj
never detaches Himself from such a saint even for a moment.
Having heard their divine speech supported by the authority of
the Vachanamritam, everyone in the assembly was convinced of the
exalted saintliness of Pragji Bhakta. They came to realise the
glory of Bhagatji Maharaj who was born in their very own village.
They also understood the doctrine that Shriji Maharaj cannot keep
away from such a saint even by a hair's breadth.
The devotees of Mahuva were satisfied that the saints of Pragji
Bhakta were unequalled in their knowledge and in their love for
From this incident everybody got an idea of the param ekantik
state of Bhagatji Maharaj. Bhagatji Maharaj was very pleased with
Yagnapurushdasji for his proficiency in explaining the tenets
in accordance with the scriptures, and placed his loving hands
on his head. Thereafter the saints went to Vadtal.