"The Swaminarayan Sampradaya is a Bhakti Sampradaya which advocates God within the disciplines of Dharma. Lord Swaminarayan has propagated a philosophy where He says that God is Supreme, has a divine form, is the all doer and always present on earth. He simply states that jivas never merge or dissolve into God and neither are they part of God but always subservient to God. The Jiva, through absolute surrender and attachment toward the Guru, attains the realized state and becomes eligible to offer pure worship to God.
Redemption consists in the realization of Ekantik Dharma comprising righteousness, right knowledge, detachment and devotion to God. This is the goal to be pursued under the guidance of the Sadhu who is in constant rapport with God, the manifest form of Aksharbrahman. The divine experience of this highest state is possible, here and now, in one's embodied state of worldly existence. "