Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Thu 30 Mar 2023
Muktajeevan Swamibapa has spread His love to all of us in all the directions therefore, wherever we go the ocean of His love is always overflowing at Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. No Poison of worldly desires(maya) can get into the Sants and devotees who have been absorbed in the love of the Lord. With ShreeMuktajeevan Swamibapa’s love alchemy, our cycle of births and deaths have come to an end.. With the blessings of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa’s Love we are following the right path of religion, knowledge, asceticism and devotion.
God has known all of us to be His and has accepted us in His patronage within His Divine lustre. By keeping us above the destruction, deeds, Maya, the Lord has taken us patronage at His Lotus feet. Such devotees will always plan on how to please God and various ways. God is fond of katha varta (scripture recitals and listening to the exposition of the scripture and practicing it). Through this one is able to experience divine peace and able to have a steady inclination towards the Lord.
The benefits of listening to the katha varta is; the feelings of pride, arrogance and affection diminish with time. When this happens, the devotion towards the Lord advances and with this, one is able to attain eternal salvation. (atyaantik-kalyaan). By simply remembering the Katha-varta, leela-charitra of God during one’s last minutes of life, such a person surely attains the Divine Murti. To attain the Divine contentment one should not focus on the wordly desires/affairs, instead only focus on God and endeavor to attain eternal salvation.
A person with extreme intelligence (kushagra-buddhi) is such that he uses his mind and tries to always please the Lord to attain salvation and thus is able to attain God. The intellects of all other living beings remain active towards enjoying the pleasures of the five senses i.e. they remain engrossed in enjoying these sensual pleasures. The intellects of God’s disciples are obscured in darkness from the pleasures of the five senses; they do not indulge in such sensations. Those who remain attentive towards the attainment of salvation are extremely intelligent. All others are fools.
Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapa says that one becomes an Ekantik by; winning over and conquering all the Indriyas (senses), not walking the path of sensual pleasures and greatness, defeating all internal enemies, having no desires from Mulakshar, having no affection for the lustre of Akshardham. The only desire the have is that of the divine Murti of the Lord. For one to become Param-ekantik, their souls must manifest with Shreejimaharaj’s Murti. Just as sugar dissolves in milk to become one (Pay-sakar- vat), Anadi’s become merged in the Murti of the Lord. Such devotion is performed to attain this state of Anadi.
One cannot follow/fulfill Vows (Niyams) if they have no affection for the Lord, therefore, to please the Lord one must follow their vows. Lord Shree Swaminarayan will give His divine darshan to those who overcome their laziness and ignorance towards performing vows.