Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's Ashirwad - 20th Jan 2017
Jeevanpran Shree AbjiBapa, in His Varta, explains that Lord Shree Swaminarayan, by showering His love upon His disciples and calling them with love, His only interest is for His disciples to attain the divine bliss of His Murti. He also says that for one to attain this bliss; firstly, he has to remain in the Satsang as the Lord’s aspiring servants; secondly, he has to have affection towards the Lord and the genealogy of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi; thirdly and lastly, he has to perform uninterrupted chanting. By doing this, the Lord never keeps us away from His sight. The Lord’s graceful sight is always on His disciples, one simply has to maintain this and be careful to never lose this. One should always think before speaking abusive words, because happiness and sorrow is in the hands of the Lord and comes to us by His will. He is the doer of all. Having baneful wishes for a person, means that there is a difference somewhere in our certainty for God. One should never break God’s promise or disobey His orders just to gain happiness of the worldly body. Instead one should act as per the Lord’s commands in efforts to please Him. Jeevanpran Shree AbjiBapa has promised us the reward of Aatyantik kalyan and the divine bliss of the Lord’s Murti if we act as per the Lord’s commands.
If a person prays, offers veneration, meditation to the Lord; with faith, and with a truly pure nature, the effects show immediately in one’s life and the Lord becomes pleased and also the disciples efforts bears a countless amount of rewards. Acharya Swamishree explained that someone who has strong faith in God reaches the culmination of his spiritual endeavors quickly. If someone has strong faith in God, even though he may have only recently become a disciple, he immediately becomes extremely great. Conversely, someone who has little faith in God remains deficient, even though he may have been a disciple for a long period of time. One should have no faith in anything else except Lord Shree SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa and on Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
To attain the Lords Murti, one has to sacrifice his life for Him and not for the worldly affairs. With Jeevanpran Shree AbjiBapa’s grace, we have attained the divine shrine in form of the Lord’s Murti. A person has to act as per God’s commands in good faith together with a divine nature, with true love and by taking patronage under the Lord and Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. One should never have doubts on the actions of the Lord whilst in Satsang.
For one to attain the divine bliss of the Murti of the Lord without any difficulty, he has to understand, know and give out his mind to God with certainty and with divine nature. One should never have any kind of jealousy whilst performing any act of Seva. One gains success with the grace of God. Acharya Swamishree ended with a prathna, “Oh Lord! May you grant us the divine strength, intellect and courage to be able to live a life full of good faith.”