This is a set of books which tells us about the Spiritual Master Dada Bhagwan who attained spontaneous self realization and unveiled all the answers to spirituality. He had such spiritual powers that whoever went to him would experience the same separation of the soul and body. He could directly connect himself to the Current Living Tirthankara (fully enlightened one) Shree Simandhar Swami and also made the same connection possible for all of us.
1) Autobiography Of Gnani Purush A.M.Patel
It was around six, one evening in June 1958, a well dressed gentleman with a black topi(hat)was sitting on a bench on platform number three of Surat railway station in Gujarat. The platform was bustling with people and trains on other lines. He had just finished supper before sunset and was waiting for another train to take him to Vadodara. His name was Ambalal Muljibhai Patel. His assistant stepped away to clean the tiffin. This is when nature unfolded a phenomenal spiritual world within Ambalal. At the end of this spontaneous internal enlightenment, which took about forty-eight minutes, Ambalal came to be known to the world as Gnani Purush Dadashri (master of spiritual science). Dada Bhagwan the fully enlightened Self had manifested within him.
This Lord ‘Dada Bhagwan’ expressed naturally within the temple of Ambalal Muljibhai by a natural event. This was the culmination of his spiritual seeking and efforts of many previous lives. The expression of the spiritual knowledge was complete and spontaneous and this science has now come to be known as Akram Vignan (the step less knowledge of the self). The vision of the universe was attained in an hour. The answers to all questions of spirituality were seen in this vision and all questions were dissolved completely. What is this world? How is it governed and run? Who am I? Who are we all? What is karma? What is bondage? What is liberation? What is the secret of liberation? How can moksha (liberation) be attained? Countless such answers and explanations unfolded in this process. Thus nature brought to the world, a supreme and unparalleled spiritual vision through the medium of Shri A.M. Patel, a respected member of the community of Bhadaran, a married man conducting a business of construction contracts.
Despite being a worldly person, this was no ordinary human being in whom the supreme desire to understand, know and experience the eternal existed ever since childhood. In such a human being the extraordinary new science of ‘Akram Vignan’ had manifested this day in June 1958.
2) The Current Living Tirthankara Shree Simandhar Swami
The scriptures claim that in this day and age, it is not possible for one to acquire the ultimate liberation directly from this world of ours. However, a path via Mahavideha kshetra (a world in another universe) has always been open for a very long time. One will have to go to Mahavideha kshetra and after doing Darshan (worship) of the living tirthankara(fully enlightened one), Shri Simandhar Swami there, final moksha is attained.. Dadashri places all aspirants of liberation on this path, by making them Self realized first and thereafter they all become established on this path to Mahavideh Kshetra with full inner conviction.
On this planet and in this era, there is no living tirthankara, but at present, in Mahavideh Kshetra there lives tirthankara Shri Simandhar Swami. Simandhar Swami is able to grant final liberation to seekers from the planet earth. The Gnanis(master of spiritual science) have revived this path and are sending the seekers to the same path.
Recognizing the living tirthankara, awakening one’s devotion for Him, and establishing a connection with Him through His worship day and night and finally attaining his live direct darshan(worship) and acquiring Keval Gnan (absolute enlightenment), leads to liberation. This is what the Gnanis say.
As one’s devotion to Simahdhar Swami Increases, so will the connections with him continue to grow and these connections will become binding for one’s next life. Ultimately this bond becomes so tight that one ultimately reaches the feet of the Lord and gets liberated forever.