Samshloki Shikshapatri Gujarati Audiobook

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Prayer and Introduction

Importance of Abiding by the Rules

Principal Commandments

Daily Practices for all Disciples

Social Etiquette

Religious Discipline

Religious Philosophy

Additional Responsibilities for Acharya

Additional Responsibilities for The wives of the Acharya

Additional Responsibilities for Gruhastha Disciples

Additional Responsibilities for Kings

Additional Responsibilities for Ladies

Additional Responsibilities for Brahmachari

Additional Responsibilities for Brahman Disciples

Additional Responsibilities for Sadhu

Additional Responsibilities for Both Brahmachari and Sadhu

Conclusion

Prayer to the Lord

Samshloki Shikshapatri Gujarati Audiobook

  • Composer: Purushottam Upadhyay
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 01 Jan 1981

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Section/Chapter
Principal Commandments
Slok 12

Animals such as goats, deer, rabbits, fish etc. should never be killed, even for the purpose of religious sacrifice or ceremony. Ahimsa (the ideology of non-violence) is the essence of all scriptures and thus its violation is unethical in every respect. ||12||

અને દેવતા અને પિતૃ તેના યજ્ઞને અર્થે પણ બકરાં, મૃગલાં, સસલાં, માછલાં, આદિક કોઈ જીવની હિંસા ન કરવી; કેમ જે અહિંસા છે તે જ મોટો ધર્મ છે; એમ સર્વ શાસ્ત્રમાં કહ્યો છે. ॥૧૨॥

देवतापितृयागार्थमप्यजादेश्च हिंसनम् ।
न कर्तव्यमहिंसैव धर्मः प्रोक्तोऽस्ति यन्महान् ॥

देवता एवं पितृ के यज्ञ के लिए भी बकरा, हिरन, खरगोश, मछली आदि किसी जीव की हिंसा नहीं करना क्योंकि, “अहिंसा ही महान धर्म हैं” ऐसा सर्व शास्त्रों में कहा है॥१२॥