Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079

Thu 30 Mar 2023

If someone wishes to attain salvation, he should direct everything, i.e. his own body, wealth, home, family, relatives, etc., to the service of the Lord. If something is not useful in his service to the Lord, he should abandon it. Whoever lives life relying on the Lord in this way, attains eternal salvation.

Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapa says that one can identify his mistakes and faults by simply directing himself in offering service to the Lord. Such a disciple’s mistakes and faults can be abolished once he is able to please the Lord through his service to Him, and he does not commit the same mistakes again in future.

One who Offers services to the Lord with an understanding of the state of Anadi-Muktas (they reside within the Murti at all times) is a resolute disciple, and such a disciple abandons anything that is an obstacle between him offering His services to the Lord. Such a resolute disciples who act as per the Lord’s will remain under the patronage of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi and attains power through the Lord to offer more of His services to please Him.

The Lord says that one who isn’t a true disciple is trapped in hypocrisy and pretence and desires for worldly pleasures, all this in the long run brings one back into the cycle of birth and death. Such a disciple gets distant from the Lord and starts having egoistic thoughts of what/how/when the services he has offered to the Lord will be of help to him. Once ego takes over, he then becomes ignorant to his well-wisher’s (Sants, the Lord) advice.

Whilst performing religious festivities, one should always forget the world but not the Lord and His Satpurush. One should have dispassion for all other things but instead have absolute fixation and passion towards the Lord only. This is when a disciple is said to have dispassion for worldly desires.

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