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According to point 47 of the Shikshapatri (a text written by Sahajanand Swami and hence, an important text in the Swaminarayan sect), Lord Shiva is considered equal to Lord Vishnu: All shall realize that Narayan and the Mahesh are one, for as Brahman they have been described as one in the Vedas. Therefore, the Swaminarayan sect indeed sees Shriman ...


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Here are various statements that Swaminarayan makes about Shiva in the course of the Vachanamrut, a central scripture of the Swaminarayan sect: In Gadadha 1-23 of the Vachanamrut, Swaminarayan gives Shiva as an example of a devotee of Vishnu who still identifies himself with the body: There are two types of Bhaktas of Bhagavan: One Bhakti has complete ...


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Swaminarayan was not killed by anybody. He was aware of his death before it happened and he informed his departure to his followers. Before doing that, he appointed acharyas to continue his lineage. Death and succession section of Swaminarayan's Wikipedia article says it clearly: In 1830, Swaminarayan gathered his followers and announced his departure. ...


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