Saturday 9 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sat 9 Dec 2023

Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree says that to have a better life one must be able to understand the glory of the Lord and His Muktas; as one continues understanding His glory they will tend to experience gratitude in their life. We found Lord Shree Swaminarayan, who is above all Kshar (destructible) & Akshars (indestructible). With having gratitude, once you offer anything to the Lord with true reverence and emotions with an understanding of His Glory, everything becomes effectual. Without the grace of the Lord one cannot attain birth in this Karan satsang.

One cannot attain eternal salvation unless he has known and understood the Karan. Jeevanpran Bapashree says that one should know both karya & karan satsang;

The Lord is happy on His disciple having complete love for Him. By offering services with such emotions and with an understanding of His glory, He gifts His disciple His Aasvad(relish) as Prasad. Always have an urge to please the Lord at all times.

It is not necessary for one to devote himself in various ways in order to achieve the Lord’s happiness, a poor disciple can also please the Lord by simply having faith while offering devotion to the Him. A true disciple never asks for any worldly related objects, instead all he asks for is the Lord’s happiness and asks for purity in his devotion and knowledge; such is the definition of a Nishkami Bhakti.

As one continues praying to the Lord the purity in his devotion and strength increases and as he continues understanding the Lord’s greatness, his emotions and understanding magnifies.

Whilst praying one should pray in such a way where he believes there is no other sinner like him and there is no other forgiver like the Lord and he asks the Lord to do what he thinks is best for him. One should never let pride get into them whilst offering their services to the Lord.

A person who thinks about whether he has done what he is meant to have truly done in his life is able to offer more of his services to the Lord.

A disciple shall never get distant from the Lord, if he is mindful and thankful for all the love and favors the Lord has upon him, and in turn keeps in mind that the Lord will destroy all his sins and keep him in His Divine Murti.

The Lord’s greatness is understood when he unexpectedly showers His love upon us. The incomparable love that he showers upon us proves that he also takes care of our behaviors.

One is said to have tied a relationship of closeness, when he gets into such a state that he becomes absolved into the Lord while reminiscing the importance of His love.

Our Guru and The Lord’s words of wisdom and advice should always be believed, and Their activities never be questioned. His words are sweet, and if one believes His words of advice to be sweet, the happiness will keep on flourishing.

Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa says that nobody can divide the ecstacy of the Murti of the Lord. One cannot explain the relationship and love between the Lord and His disciple in words. Having attained birth in Karan Satsang, we as disciples of Lord Shree Swaminarayan have to surrender our souls and take patronage at His lotus feet. One must use the knowledge, devotion, strength he has into trying to please the Lord.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj's Ashirwad 2nd December 2018