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 78

Shreejimaharaj mentions that if the eight aspects are good, a person’s intellect becomes pure. If these eight are evil, a person’s intellect becomes malignant .Someone  who  seeks  salvation  should  not  place emphasis on deeds, like an atheist does. Shreejimaharaj states that one should not place emphasis on the strength of one’s deeds and should seek favourable places, time etc. When a soul exists within a good place, in the form of a body, the auspicious virtues,such as integrity, contentment, mercy and religious decree, prevail. When a soul occupies an evil place, in the form of such a body, then, evil traits, such as lust (kaam), anger (krodh),greed (lobh), infatuation (moh), arrogance (mad) and resentment (matsar), flourish. An association with the mind, actions and words, should only be with God and His disciples, through which a soul attains salvation. However, one should never associate with a sinner. Shreejimaharaj explains other related nuances in response to other questions by Santos.