Tuesday 26 September 2023 | Bhadarva Sud 12, Samvat 2079

Tue 26 Sep 2023

Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa has explained and given us the true understanding of Lord Shree Swaminarayan. If one recognizes the Lord to be Supreme of all the incarnations, the cause of everything and understand His Glory, he will never come across any obstacles in performing the devotion to the Lord. It is very rare to gain devotion together with knowledge of God’s greatness.

To perform devotion together with God’s knowledge of greatness is hard. The means of such devotion, together with knowledge of God’s greatness to arise is by serving and associating with Mota-purush (Sat-purush) such as Shuk and Sanak, devotion, together with knowledge of the greatness of God, arises within the heart of an individual.

It is not easy to find a Sat-purush like Shuk and Sanak without the Lord’s grace. If one determines the Divine view of God with a firm determination about God then such a firm devotion comes in our heart. Such devotion is never possible without understanding the Lord’s Glory.

He further explained the forms of the three states (avasthas) i.e jagrat (wakeful state), Swapna (dream state) and Sushupti (state of deep sleep); such that during the wakeful state all the senses (indriyas) are active, during the dream state the senses are inactive and the antah-karans (conscience) are active, during the deep sleep state the activities merges with the conscience. By crossing the deep sleep state, one reaches a state of Brahmsatta.

To achieve the divine Murti of the Lord, one as to repeatedly contemplate on God. One who does this, achieves the virtues of God and achieves a position above the three states (avastha). An individual, who has achieved such devotion, sees nothing apart from Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Shree Swaminarayangadi; he forgets about all the worldly desires and focuses on his service to God. With time his affection towards the Lord achieves prosperity. Divine happiness is only found at the Lotus feet of the Lord.

Jealousy whilst performing devotion to the Lord leads to a worthless devotion.
We pray that we do not get jealous while performing devotion instead perform devotion together with God’s knowledge of greatness whilst remaining under the shelter of  Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj Ashirwad - Nairobi 7th Nov 2017