Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika (English) - Part 1

  • Authors: Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, Shreejisankalpmurti Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami, Sadguru Shree Muktanand Swami, Sadguru Shree Nityanand Swami, Sadguru Shree Brahmanand Swami, Sadguru Shree Shukanand Swami, Shreejisankalpmurti Nidar Siddhantvadi Sadguru Shree Ishwarcharandasji Swami
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 01 Oct 2007


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.

Gadhada First Section
Vachanamrut 68
Shreejimaharaj explains that an idol of Him is His sakshat form. Someone who does not worship the idol with the understanding that it is the sakshat Lord, and does not have respect for the idol or for a sant, does not have any determination about Him. Someone who does not have respect for an idol and a sant will not attain salvation. He narrates that someone who has atheistic sentiments towards His idols and Muktas, also develops such atheism for the pratyaksh Lord and His abode. He becomes such a staunch atheist that he does not consider the Lord to be the creator of all. Atheism arises by listening to and believing atheistic scriptures and by associating with atheists. By listening to scriptures in which the sakar nature of God is advocated, any atheistic sentiments within a person are eliminated and instead, theistic sentiments arise.