Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's Ashirwad - 11th Dec 2016
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, during his Ashirwad, mentioned that Lord has accepted their disciples as his own and wants to make each and every disciple immortal by giving them his nectar. The only way to get out of this birth and death affair is by attaining The Lord’s and his Saints grace.
Acharya Swamishree further explained, the only reason to misery and affliction is simply one’s own disposition and temperament. If one has the love for the Satsang, aspects of his nature that are inappropriate are eliminated. The disciples of Lord Swaminarayan have to execute the attributes of the Lord. One attains good attributes once they become the Lord’s good children. To stay and live together peacefully in the Satsang is very difficult, but it is attainable if every disciple eliminates their temperament. Though eliminating temperament is not easy, it is very much attainable if one simply gains interest in the Satsang in attaining atyaantik kalyan and to make the Lord and his Saints happy. Having fear of someone or something can be a way to let go of temperament, but once the fear causing subject is no more there the temperament returns, this therefore is a temporary solution in eliminating one’s temperament.
Finally Acharya Swamishree explained the essence of removing shoes before getting into a temple, reason being, firstly; the temple is like a house, secondly; when one walks bare feet inside the temple, with each step he takes his mental dirt is cleansed.