Shikshapatri (Sanskrit & English)

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Verses of Meditation

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

Shikshapatri (Sanskrit & English)

  • Author: Lord Shree Swaminarayan
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Published: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar on 27 Jun 2005
 

Synopsis

The Shikshapatri is the epistle of beneficial instructions written by supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan. It describes the rudiments that one should adopt in order to lead an honest and moral life. Adhering to the commandments that are clearly narrated in the Shikshapatri, is the key to attaining ultimate salvation, i.e. attaining the divine abode of Lord Swaminarayan.


Section/Chapter
Additional Responsibilities for Both Brahmachari and Sadhu
Slok 201

If anyone demonstrates cruelty towards them, either verbal or physical abuse, My sadhu and brahmachari must endure this malice but they must never retaliate. They should forgive these cruel people and pray for their welfare. Not even a bad thought towards them should enter the minds of My brahmachari and sadhu disciples. ||201||

અને તે સાધુ ને બ્રહ્મચારી તેમણે કોઈક કુમતિવાળા દુષ્ટ જન હોય ને તે પોતાને ગાળ દે અથવા મારે તો તે સહન જ કરવું પણ તેને સામી ગાળ ન દેવી ને મારવો નહિ અને તેનું જેમ હિત થાય તેમજ મનમાં ચિંતવન કરવું પણ તેનું ભૂંડું થાય એવો તો સંકલ્પ પણ ન કરવો. ॥૨૦૧॥

उन साधु एवं ब्रह्मचारियों को कोई कुमतिवाले दुष्टजन अपने को गाली दें अथवा ताडन करें तो भी उसे सहन ही करना मगर उसको सामने गाली देना नहीं तथा ताडन करना नहीं । और उनका जिस प्रकार हित हो वैसा ही चिंतवन करना किन्तु बुरा हो ऐसा तो संकल्प भी करना नहीं ॥२०१॥

गालिदानं ताडनं च कृतं कुमतिभिर्जनैः ।
क्षन्तव्यमेव सर्वेषां चिन्तनीयं हितं च तैः ॥