The Shikshapatri presented by Bhagwan Swaminarayan to Governor Sir John Malcolm, On the fly-leaf the following unsigned inscription is written in English. Shikshapatri Bhashya. Sanskrit – English. [Incorporates ‘Arthadeepika’ treatise by Shatanand Muni]. By. S. G. Shatanand Muni. By orders from. H. H. Acharya. Shikshapatri BAPS – This is a universal application, for the first time ever, This application contains an explanation of The Shikshapatri in Swamiji’s own The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on
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Amidst an atmosphere of mutual respect, Governor Malcolm enquired if Bhagwan Swaminarayan or his disciples had been harmed under British rule. Presented by Swami Narain, a reforming saint in Guzerat.
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And when it is over, bqps shall take bath together shijshapatri all clothes worn at that time, and thereafter, those who are householders shall give alms according to their means and others shall perform worship of Lord Shri Krishna. All female followers who are widows shall not put on their forehead either the round mark or the vertical one. Others shall be treated as they deserve. Persons, who are classed as higher Shudras sat-shudra and who are Bhaktas of Lord Krishna and who do follow their Dharmas properly, shall wear necklace on their neck and put on marks on their forehead etc.
Apart from practical spiritual guidance, it provides guidelines on every aspect of life – familial, financial, managerial, social, ecological, and even health and hygiene. Shikshapstri and Raghuvir who have been installed by Me as Acharya at Ahmedabad and Vadtal respectively, sons of my brothers, Rampratapji and Shiskhapatri, born of Shri Dharmadev. They shall perform ceremonial observance of all Vratas, such as Ekadashi and other according to their means as laid down in the Shastras, for such observance yields desired results.
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They shall pay in full whatever remuneration enhlish in cash or in food-grains or both as promised to person employed for the work, but shall never give less. All Bhaktas, who are incapacitated by old age or by some great adverse circumstances and who are, therefore, unable perform worship puja of Lord Shri Krishna themselves, shall give over the idol to some other Bhakta for worship, etc.
To the place of householder where food is served by a male and females are not likely to be eng,ish. When they go to the temples of Lord Shri Krishna for darsan either daily haps on days of festivals, male followers shall not touch females and vice-versa but when they come out of the temple premises, they may behave with each other according to their relation and social customs.
They shall not sell food-grains received by them from their followers but old food grains may be exchanged for new ones, for such an exchange is not considered as sale.
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The followers, who are twice-born, shall perform as occasion requires, all sanskaras with beginning from conception daily ceremonial offerings to deities and the Shraddhas obsequies of the Pitris ancestors as prescribed by in their respective Gruhya Sutra according to their means.
They shall see that all followers act in conformity with their respective dharmas and shall employ them in a way that just befitting their merits, shall treat all saintly persons with respect and shall study the Sat-Shastras with reverence. None shall ever perform an act, which is likely to yield great advantage but which is devoid of or is against Dharma, for Dharma alone is capable of fulfilling the four Purusharths aims of life i.
It seems that the elder Blane, who had arranged and was present in the meeting, had preserved the Shikshapatri until his death inwhen his younger brother donated it to the Bodleian Library.
Katha – A Means to Liberation. They are installed as Acharya Ayodhayprasadj at Ahmedabad and Raghuvirji at Vadtal with a view to safeguard guide all the followers in their respective dharmas. Thereafter, all shall have darshan of and shall bow respectfully to the image drawn on paper or cloth of Lord Shri Krishna with Radha, then shall chant His mantra eight syllabled one according to their ability and then shall attend to their worldly affairs jobs.
Retrieved from ” https: The rulers who are my followers shall treat their subjects as their own children according to Dharmashastras and shall establish a rule of dharma on earth. The mode of worship of Lord Shri Krishna as explained by him shall also be followed. Those who live by it shall be happy here and hereafter.
All My followers belonging to the four varnas classes i. Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan instructed Nityanand Swami to translate Shikshapatri from the original Sanskrit into Gujarati so that his devotees in Gujarat could recite it and put the teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayan into practice. All shall here with respects, daily or once a year the tenth canto of Srimad Bhagwat. No one should enter in or go through a door, not meant for the purpose or camp in a private place without the permission of its proprietor.
To such a house only, My Sadhus shall go for taking food, if this be not possible, they shall beg uncooked food stuffs only and then prepare cook food for themselves and partake it after offering to Lord Shri Krishna. They shall never stand as surety of any person in social dealings and in times of distress, shall if need be maintain themselves on alms but shall never incur debt.
So that devotees remain constantly aware of their duties, Bhagwan Swaminarayan has instructed them to read it daily. None shall ever practice Bhakti of Lord Shri Krishna devoid of Dharma or shall ever give up his Bhakti, for fear of criticism from ignorant people.
These bhaktas, Radha and others, sometimes stay by His side, and some times on account of love par-excellence stay in His Body Divine then He is described as alone. He forbids all cruel punishments whatever.
Listening to and 2. It has since been translated numerous times into other languages. He endeavoured diligently to eradicate the evils of robbery, murder, sati, and female infanticide. They shall never touch or speak with them. It has since been translated into numerous bapw languages, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj has been at the forefront of producing translations into various languages to make this divine Scripture accessible to as many people as possible.
All shall worship with singular devotion only that form of Lord Shri Krishna which is installed by the Acharya who is a descendant of the family of Shri Dharmadev and which is given to them for the purpose by him. All female, married including virgins also and widows and all Sadhus, Muktanand and others, all who have become My followers.
My Bhaktas, who like Ambarish, have dedicated their lies completely to Lord Shri Krishna, shall also similarly go through all procedure of worship of lord Shri Krishna, as explained above upto mental worship. None shall ever eat meat, even if it be an offering in a sacrifice or shall ever drink liquor or wine even if it ehglish offered to a deity. All shall avoid with care sleeping by day time on such days, for such an act destroys merits of the fast just as sexual intercourse does on such days.
Without these two qualities even the most learned shall decay and degenerate. My followers shall not adopt rules of exigency prescribed in Shastras as ordinary routine ones neglish the exigency is light. They shall follow vocation just befitting to their class and Ashram. All those who follow the rules of good conduct as prescribed by the Shastras Shikzhapatri as Srimad Bhagavat etc.