Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika Part 1 (Gujarati)

  • Author: Shreejisankalpa-Murti Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami
  • Pages: 672
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 07 Jul 2015

Synopsis

The Vachanamrut contains the sublime philosophy of supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan. All His discourses from 1819 to 1829 CE have been collated by His five most prominent scholarly Sants in this superlative scripture. It contains the precise word of the Lord, just as He spoke them. This edition is augmented with the Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika - the commentary that elucidates the true connotations of the Vachanamrut, prepared by Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree.


Section/Chapter
Ghadhada First Section
Vachanamrut 73
Shreejimaharaj states that understanding oneself to be separate from the body and indriyas; and performing all activities according to the scriptures whilst understanding that one is not the committer of these, and not deriving joy or sorrow from them, are the characteristics of someone who practices the Sankhya philosophy. Remaining an oordhva-reta even whilst associating with women; uniting one’s soul with the Lord and thus feeding Him through one’s own mouth, are the characteristics of someone who follows the Yoga philosophy. One can become strongly devoid of lust through upasana towards God and by becoming detached from all worldly passions. The means to conquer passion is to have a conviction about the soul (aatma-nishtha); meditate on Shreejimaharaj, and have asceticism (vairagya) along with true knowledge. If one recognises a Mota-purush as being flawless, he too becomes devoid of all faults. If instead he perceives faults, he becomes corrupted. No passions remain in someone who has a conviction about the soul, and an understanding of His Murti’s glory. Passion is powerful enough to pull an individual back from a trance state. If someone perceives the lusture of Brahm to be superior to the Lord during a trance, it constitutes a contravention of upasana. Therefore, one must have a firm determination for Swaminarayan Bhagwan's divine Murti.