Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa says one is able to become Lord Shree Swaminarayan’s disciple by affiliating, having an understanding of the glory and greatness, with the Lord and the Divine Lineage of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
A Disciple’s evil thoughts, volitions and any malign can perish by merely remembering and praying to the Lord.
Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapa says that one can only have love and affection towards the Lord if, with an understanding of His greatness, has complete trust in His teachings and does not having any disputes, reasoning, debates and sophism against His teachings. One who is devoted to the Lord with such trust
has blossoming love for Him and such a disciple resides in His Murti.
The Lord, His Muktas, Sants, Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika and Shree Swaminarayan Gadi are all unparalleled and one attains bliss according to his understanding of the greatness of all the above.
The Lord says that there are many forms of Devotion, but devotional love is peculiar, because one sacrifices their soul. The Lord is absolutely pleased upon such a disciple who performs devotional love.
By offering selfless and platonic services to the Lord, He offers the gift of His divine Murti in return.