Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079

Thu 30 Mar 2023

It is the sacrifices and blessings of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa that has today lead us to gaining the priceless Love of the Lord and the Divine Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa has gone through very many difficulties as He toured around the world organizing scripture recitals just to ensure that we gain the inspiration to please the Lord. He gave us the key to get closer to the Lord as He showered the Divine knowledge upon us. Those who have already gained this Divine knowledge please the Lord in various ways.

The antah-karans of the soul change according to the company one keeps. When a person sits where sensual people are gathered, his antah-karans become affected by this. When a person sits where sacred discourses are being narrated about religious decree (dharma), spiritual knowledge (gnan), asceticism (vairagya), devotion (bhakti) and the vartmans. This affects the antah-karans. The issue can be understood if one considers the effects of good and bad company on the antah-karans. A stupid person is unable to understand this. This issue is beyond the comprehension of someone who behaves foolishly; but someone who has prudence and is a disciple of God is able to understand it immediately and should never associate with unworthy people.

One has to be prudent whilst in satsang such that he does not do any wrong whilst in the satsang, and even if he does he is prudent enough to let go of the wrong and get back on the right track. Attachment may lead to on becoming imprudent.God is the apparel to our souls  (He adorns our soul). We have to achieve the divine contentment from the Lord, and to achieve this we should be prudent enough never to annul from the five vartamans and the Varnashrama-dharma - duties performed according to the system of four varnas (social divisions) and four ashrams (stages in life). Once one achieves the divine contentment of the Lord’s Murti, he then sees the world hell-like (narak-tulya).If one aspires to attain salvation, such a person never falls back from this goal.

One who is wise will be able to realize his mistake; such a person is known to be understanding and cultured. And if by any chance a wrong company suppresses this nature, and we agree to what a cultured and wise person tells us, one then is able to get back on the right path.

Our attachment and affection towards the worldly desires have been wiped out by becoming a divestiture to the Lord after listening to the sweet and lovely voice of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

If one associates with a cultured person, recognizes and get attached to the Lord, he will see the world as a sour place. One is able to understand the wrong and right by simply gaining some prudence in them. Such a person is able to merge in the Murti of the Lord.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj Ashirwad - Nairobi 26th Nov 2017