Gnanis explain that, after knowing about a living Arihant Tirthankara, if devotion towards Him is cultivated through worship, one will eventually experience pratyaksh darshan (“in-person” devotional vision), and thereafter, attain Keval Gnan and moksha.
Pujya Niruma said, “As one’s devotion to Lord Simandhar Swami increases, so does the connection with Him. Eventually, this bond becomes so tight that one reaches the feet of Lord Simandhar Swami and becomes liberated forever.”
Param Pujya Dadashri explained how to establish a connection with Simandhar Swami:
“He is not here on our planet, but in another location in this universe where human beings cannot go with their physical bodies. You need a medium through which you can make a connection with Lord Simandhar Swami. I have a natural connection with Him, and the entire world can benefit from this. I have such a good relationship with Lord Simandhar Swami that if you do His darshan as instructed, it will reach all the way to Him [in Mahavideh Kshetra].”
Param Pujya Dadashri offered the following suggestions for worshipping Simandhar Swami:
- Invoke the Lord with the words, “With the live presence of 'Gnani Purush Dada Bhagwan' (pure Soul within) as my witness, with utmost reverence and devotion, I bow to Tirthankara Lord 'Shri Simandhar Swami' who currently lives in Mahavideh world.” This establishes your own direct connection via Param Pujya Dadashri’s continuous connection with the Lord. Doing so between 4 and 6 AM is ideal, as this is the time when the influence of Satyug predominates in nature, even in the midst of Kalyug. Further, when you say so by making Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan your witness during this time, your words reach the Lord faster.
- Request His grace for spiritual progress and not for worldly gain, through prayers.
Param Pujya Dadashri said, “If you remain close to Lord Simandhar Swami, even if you sit by His idol, it will help. It is darshan of the One who is the embodiment of moksha - One who has a physical body but whose essence is moksha (liberation). This will yield wonderful results.”
Param Pujya Dadashri affirmed that when Simandhar Swami’s idol takes residence in every home, when He is worshipped with deep reverence, when His aarti is sung with devotion in every home, and when His temples are constructed all over the world, heaven-on-Earth will prevail.