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 A Jain monk Lalluji Swami was one of
the foremost of the devotees of Shrimad Rajchandra. He was the
founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram at Agas near Anand in the state
of Gujarat, India. He passed the four months of the rainy season in
1893 at Bombay in order to have close contact with his
spiritual teacher Shrimad Rajchandra. Shrimad Rajchandra prescribed
the reading and study of the verses of Samadhi- Shataka."
On the 3rst page of the book Shrimand
wrote the famous Mantra, the Jiva (soul) attains to supreme
knowledge (Kevala-jnana) when one is merged in the nature of Atma
(soul)." When the four months of the rainy season was nearly
over, Shri Lalluji Swami submitted, I have no interest in external
things. When shall I attain to the stage of being identi3ed with the
self?" Shrimad replied, You require me to preach you."
Lulluji submitted, Then please preach." In reply Shrimad
Rajchandra remained silent.
He thus preached silence. It was with
this preaching that Shri Lalluji Swami went to another city Surat
from Bombay. He observed silence for three years. In this observance
of silence, the only exceptions were necessary conversation with
other monks and spiritual discourses with Shrimad. Shri
Lalluji Swami very often stated in his sermons that this
observance of silence was of immense benefit to him.