Wednesday 20 September 2017 | Bhadarva Vad 30, Samvat 2073

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Vachanamrut Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika (English) - Part 1

  • Author: Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 380
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 01 Oct 2007

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 44

Shreejimaharaj explains the characteristics of true love. Shreejimaharaj states that the characteristic of love is having a constant remembrance of His Murti. He furhter states that through one’s associations with a Sat-purush, a firm love for God develops. If someone becomes associated with worldly issues, he is not able to have affection for the Lord. He has stated that in order to become a sadhu, one must eliminate any egotistical thoughts towards the body and affinity towards one’s relatives; believe that the soul exists as the form of Shreejimaharaj’s lustre, i.e. Akshar-brahm; must forsake all worldly passions; and must abide by his own religious decree and worship Shreejimaharaj.