Let us pray to the almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for strength, wisdom and courage to live courageously through the approaching days and weeks of uncertainty
When the world is in a state of unrest, it is our duty as disciples of the supreme, merciful Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa to pray for the welfare and protection of Mother Earth and its populous.
For the foreseeable future, we will remain indoors to protect ourselves and others from the infection that has plagued the entire world. Staying inside our homes will be a form of penance that we will perform for pleasing the Lord, because this is in the best interests of humanity.
During this period of lockdown, ensure that you use the time wisely. Do not waste this opportunity of performing additional prayers, vows and scriptural reading. You will not be allowed to attend the Mandirs. However, darshan of the Lord is possible through the media channels of our Sansthan.
Hold daily religious discourses at your home shrine for your entire family. Perform the daily rituals before the Lord as a family unit. This is a way of building strong relationships with one another and at the same time, pleasing God. Through these kinds of informal discourses, the older generations can share their experiences and knowledge with the younger ones, who can ask questions to further their own understanding. Any distressful issues that may have arisen during that day can be resolved through the family discussions held during the home assemblies. Respect for one another can be strengthened. Behaviors and characters can be improved through forging such united family units. Disputes are less likely to occur and more easily resolved if they do arise. Therefore, use this lockdown period to start holding daily religious discourses with the rest of your family; and in this way, develop your self-esteem, increase your spiritual knowledge and strengthen your family bond.
Let us pray to the almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for strength, wisdom and courage to live courageously through the approaching days and weeks of uncertainty, until the risk of being infected by the Covid-19 virus is eliminated.
As prayed by Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa on behalf of us all – ‘Shubh thaavo sakal vishvanu’ (may the entire world remain auspicious).
With divine blessings,
Jay Shree Swaminarayan
Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree