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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Listening to and 2. One shall always speak to a person just befitting one’s person and position and just in accordance with the time bapa place; but shall not act otherwise. They shall make transaction regarding money to be paid in connection with marriage of themselves or others, in writing with proper attestation; but shall never do it orally.

Whenever an eclipse of the Sun or of the Moon takes place, all followers shall immediately suspend all work and after purifying themselves by means of bath, etc. Lord Shri Krishna, His incarnations and His forms, only shall from the objects for meditation. They shall never put on or use costly clothes with gaudy colors and designs or valuables shawls even if they are willingly offered to them by others.

Persons, who are classed as higher Shudras sat-shudra and who bals 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. Part of a series on. It contains pages, with six lines of writing per page. This manuscript of the Shikshapatri is one of the englisb copies of the text preserved. They, therefore, shall initiate into discipleship all male and aspirants for final beatitude.

This vertical mark tilak shall be made either with Gopichandan or with sandal paste with saffron, etc. So far are described general Dharmas for all the followers, males and females, tyagies and householders.

Those who are weak and feeble, however, shall practice them only for the month of Shravan. My disciples, who are twice-born i. They shall never conceal an act of repayment of debt, family lineage, matrimony of their daughters etc. Thus, even today, thousands throughout the world sincerely live by the injunctions of the Shikshapatri.


Essays Archives The Shikshapatri has been published in 29 languages: Ayothayaprasad and Raghuvir, sons of My shikshaparri and younger brother respectively and who has been installed by Me as Acharya shall never preach to females except those who are their nearest relatives.


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Whenever a guest comes to their house, they shall treat him courteously with food etc. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. It seems that the shikshapatr 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.

This rule shall not be violated in the name of equality. All person on the earth, therefore, shall with fervent devotion worship Him alone. And when it is over, all shall take bath together with 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. Chronology of Hindu texts. In times of trouble caused by evil spirits like Ghosts etc. 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.

At the end of the Shikshapatri is a Gujarati hymn by Muktanand Muni.

Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri

It has since been translated into numerous other 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.

Jiva is one who is installed in the heart, is atomic and subtle, is all-consciousness, is the knower, is pervading all over the body by means of his power of knowledge and bears characterization such as indivisibility, invulnerability, eternality, and so on.

Shri Vitthalnathji, son of Shri Vallabhacharya, a king among the Vaishanavas, has given decisions regarding all Vratas and festivals. My followers shall never wear clothes so thin and fine as would expose their limbs for such clothes are considered indecent bad. Brahmin and other followers who are required on the account of wnglish family tradition, to put on horizontal mark on their forehead and to wear on their neck a necklace prepared from Rudraksha beads shall not give up wearing them, even after becoming My followers.

The Shikshapatri is a key scripture to all followers of Swaminarayan and englush considered the basis of the sect. Hindu texts Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism. Medicine for the Mind. All Bhaktas, shhikshapatri 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.


Cows and other cattle shall be maintained only if they can take care properly with fodder, water etc.

All shall realize that Narayan and the Mahesh are one, for as Brahman they have been described as one in the Vedas. All female followers, married including virgins also and widows shall never bathe naked nor shall never bathe naked nor shall they ever conceal the fact of their menstruation.

None shall go with empty hands for darsan of Guru or of a deity or of englihs king or shall ever commit breach of trust or shall praise oneself.

They shall not be cruel to any living body nor shall they accept deposits from anyone. They shall offer to Lord Shri Krishna one tenth part of food-grains and or money, derived as income from their vocation, but those who are financially weak shall offer one twentieth part instead.

They shall disregard commands of even their Guru, if such commands are likely to lead to a breach of their vow of celibacy and shall always be patient, contented and humble-minded free from ego.

They shall take food once a day only, shall sleep on the floor and shall never knowingly look at any living beings in coitus. Those who are rich, shall perform non-violent sacrifices like Vishnu-yag, and shall feed Brahmins and Sadhus in place of pilgrimage and on auspicious days like twelfth day of each half of a month and such other days: And all those who disregard them and behave according to their own whims are indeed evil-minded and shall verily meet with great miseries in this life and the life beyond.

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. Complete Bhagavad Gita with Hindi translations and descriptions.

They shall never touch or speak with them.


They shall not take their meals without taking bath and without performing Sandhya and chanting Gayatri Mantra, and worship Puja of Shri Vishnu and Vaishvadev sacrifice. None shall ever enter into arguments with Acharya. Williams on South Asian englisb and immigration. Bhakti of Lord Shri Krishna, and association with saintly persons these two are the highest-achievements for persons endowed with merits like learning etc.

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