This incident occurred sometime during 1975 – 1976. One day Dadashri asked Pujya Deepakbhai, “If Hanumanji’s heart is slit open, we will see Ram and Sita; what will we see in yours?”
Pujya Deepakbhai said, “Niruma or Mallinath.” (Sometimes Dadashri used the name Mallinath to address Niruma)
Dada was very pleased when he heard this and said, “Really! In that case make sure that it remains like that.”
After that, Dadashri had given Pujya Deepakbhai a special directive, “You must never see a single fault in Niruma.” Dadashri explained to Deepakbhai, “If you see even one fault in Niruma, then you will at once fall down all the steps of spiritual progress that you have made due to her.” Hence, due to the power of this special directive from Dadashri, Pujya Deepakbhai never even once saw any fault in Niruma.
Dadashri explained the principle stating that if we cut (criticize) the ladder that we are using to climb, then how will we be able to advance upwards?
Friends, our teachers are like our ladders. If we cut that ladder i.e. if we see the faults in our teachers, then can we climb up, can we progress?