Saturday 9 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sat 9 Dec 2023

To please the lord we need to acquire characteristics such as peace, love and unity. The lord likes devotion with Love, He runs to those where there is Love.  He dislikes pride and ego.

The bond of love between a disciple and the Lord is special. One has to understand he divinity of the Lord so as to be able to love Him. One who has love for God has no interest in gaining of any material/worldly prosperity or fame. One who has had a taste of this nectar (love of God) and understood His greatness sees God wherever he is and is always happy being at the lotus feet of the Lord.

Just as life in this world without love is incomplete, love in satsang is also necessary. As we purify our senses by diverting them towards the Lord, our life becomes bright, and our love for the Lord also becomes pure. Vasna and illusions all cause the soul to become impure.

The Lord resides in those with big hearts. When the nectarous eyes of the Lord fall on a disciple, all his sorrows disappear.Lord Shree Swaminarayan says that the only way to become a resolute disciple is to remain subservient to the servants of the Lord and by regarding oneself to be inferior to all other disciples. The perversions of someone who behaves in this manner are annihilated, and his auspicious virtues such as; gnan (Spiritual knowledge), vairagya (asceticism) and bhakti (devotion) intensify with each day.

One who behaves as per the Lord’s wish attains eternal salvation. 

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj Ashirwad - Nairobi 30th Dec 2017