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 32
Shreejimaharaj explains about the five senses. A disciple and an averse person have five senses but there is  a difference. A sensual person enjoys the worldly pleasures not associated with God. A disciple on the other hand has got objective for ears to listen to discourses, skin to touch God's feet, eyes to do darshan, nose to smell fragrance of flowers offered to God. Shreejimaharaj says that one should become smitten by listening to the discourses of God and devotional songs, etc., and remain at the nest and peg, in the form of God’s Murti. Lord says that when the sattva attribute is prevalent, one should meditate on God by having an inclination only towards one’s own antah-karans (antar-vrutti), but not when the rajas or tamas attributes are prevalent. When the rajas attribute prevails, one should worship God whilst recognising that he is the soul, and separate from the antah-karans; but he should not feel at all oppressed by any thoughts that arise.