Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika (English) - Part 1

  • Author: Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 380
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 29 Jun 1905

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 70

Shreejimaharaj states that the armies, in form of materialistic words and sants, exist in the intellects of souls. Both armies are engaged in a battle of words. When the strength of materialistic thoughts prevail, a desire  to experience the sensations arises. When the strength of the words of a sant prevails, the desire to experience sensations does not arise. The strength of one’s materialistic thoughts diminishes by refraining from associating with external materialistic influences and instead, externally associating only with sants. Shreejimaharaj further states that He ensures that salvation is granted to someone who does not falter due to his own thoughts and remains associated with sadhus. A steadfast determination in Swaminarayan Bhagwan is developed if one discards all other desires and associates with the Satsang for the sole purpose of attaining salvation.