Questioner: So is Simandhar Swami's derasar more beneficial than Lord Mahavir's derasar ?
Dadashri: Yes, because He is still living and you need a Tirthankar who is present. Then will come Lord Mahavir's murti . But the main one for us is Simandhar Swami, who is presently living. You bind punya when you worship those who are gone. But doing that will not clarify the Gnan. Gnan will be clarified only if he is present.
This derasar is Simandhar Swami's derasar . The Lord is currently present. Just as a picture of me will work here, similarly you will get the same, immediate benefits here too.
There will be a wonderful prathista done in this idol and thereafter it will be considered worthy of worship. Therefore, I instill chetan consciousness � life in it. A pratistha is regarded as done when chetan is instilled in it. You will see it in the derasar; I will place chetan in each and every murti.
Questioner: It is true that Simandhar Swami is present, but is it not true that you have not seen Him?
Dadashri: Am I not present? When you bow down to Him through Dada Bhagwan, it will definitely reach Him.