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 74

Shreejimaharaj says that asceticism (vairagya) is assessed whilst one is in prosperity and understanding is assessed during times of adversity. Shreejimaharaj further narrates if, by His will, the Satsang flourishes or apparently declines; or in the situations of honour or dishonour, one must remain joyous, in all these circumstances. One should not have any affection for anything except for Shreejimaharaj’s Murti. The Lord has an austere nature. As His servants, we should be even more austere than He is. Whatever objects the Lord accepts, He does so to encourage the devotion of His disciples. In comparison to other incarnations, Shreejimaharaj is very much more austere. He practices these austerities for the betterment of souls. Therefore, all His disciples should in particular, maintain such austerity, remain reliant upon Him, and offer worship to Him.