To a person who was attending the sacred festival of Gurupournima, Shri Maharaj said, "Many observe the practice of visiting Pandharpur or Alandi, every Ekadashi (The eleventh day of the waxing or waning of the moon)". Similarly, do observe the practice of visiting here regularly, every Pournima(the day of full moon), " for a period of five to six months." Because of some difficulties, he was not able to do as Shri Maharaj had bidden him. Soon after, he took ill with an affliction of the liver. The illness took a turn for the worse. A well-wisher enquired of Shri Maharaj, in confidence, whether there was any danger to his life. Shri Maharaj clearly said that the suffering would last for five or six months,and that there was no danger to his life. When the person had gained enough strength to travel, he visited Shri Maharaj. Shri Maharaj said to him, "It was because I could see that this was in store for you that I had suggested that you visit here every Pournima. If you had done so, the suffering in your lot might no have been avoided, but it would have been bearable.Rama would certainly have given you enough strength to visit here every Pournima.