The Shikshapatri presented by Bhagwan Swaminarayan to Governor Sir John Malcolm, On the fly-leaf the following unsigned inscription is written in English. Shikshapatri Bhashya. Sanskrit – English. [Incorporates ‘Arthadeepika’ treatise by Shatanand Muni]. By. S. G. Shatanand Muni. By orders from. H. H. Acharya. Shikshapatri BAPS – This is a universal application, for the first time ever, This application contains an explanation of The Shikshapatri in Swamiji’s own The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on

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This manuscript of the Shikshapatri bps one of the oldest copies of the text preserved. Essays Archives The book of precepts strictly prohibits the destruction of animal life; promiscuous intercourse with the other sex; use of animal food and intoxicant liquors and drugs on any occasion, suicide, theft and robbery; false accusation against a fellow man; blasphemy; company of atheists and heretics, and other practices which might counteract the effect of the founder’s teaching.

When an untoward action is committed either by oneself or by others, none shall through anger or excitement cut or mutilate one’s limbs or limbs of other persons by means of any kind of weapon. They shall never borrow money from their Acharyas or from the temple of Lord Shri Krishna and shall never bring utensils, ornaments, garments and such other articles, for use on social occasions from them.

The mode of worship of Lord Shri Krishna as explained by him shall also be followed. They shall courteously and according to engliish means give food-grains and alms to a person who has come to seek food to the temple of Lord Shri Krishna.

And for shikshapari glory and greatness of Lord Shri Krishna, the tenth and the fifth canto of the Trimmed Bhagwat shall be pre-eminently followed. They shall not receive lessons of any kind from males who are not their nearest relatives and shall control their bodies an senses by frequent observances of various Vratas and fasts. Then they shall offer food to him and then shall partake of it as His prasad, they shall thus always remain in service of Lord Krishna with love.

Amidst an atmosphere of mutual respect, Governor Malcolm enquired if Bhagwan Swaminarayan or his disciples had been harmed under British rule. The followers, who are Brahmins, shall acquire the qualities of tranquility, self-restraint, forbearance and contentment, the Kshatriyas shall acquire the qualities of valor, fortitude etc. The Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency summarised the teachings of the Shiskshapatri as:. I now proceed to describe hereunder their special Dharmas.


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When loss of englsh or estate or life is threatened in a place where they reside either due to very bad times like famines or by enemies or by a king. None shall ever perform an act, which is likely to yield great advantage but which is devoid of or is against Dharma, for Dharma alone is capable of fulfilling the four Purusharths aims of life i.

One shall always provide one’s servants with food, clothing etc. Governor Malcolm, one shimshapatri 17 children of a poor family, was commissioned by the directors of the East India Company at the age of Thereafter, all shall have darshan of and shall bow respectfully to the image drawn on paper or cloth of Lord Shri Krishna with Radha, then shall chant His mantra eight syllabled one according to their englishh and then shall attend to their worldly affairs jobs.

It is one of the primary scriptures of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and provides a sound framework on which moral, social and spiritual integration of society can be achieved. Maya is one which constitutes the three qualities – Satva, Raja and Tama, is ignorance incarnate, is power of Lord Shri Krishna and is the cause prima for ego and personal attachment for body physic and everything else bapa to it, on the part of Jiva.

Its verses provide a summary of duties for one and all and is both rational and progressive. Male followers shall not here religious or philosophical discourses from females nor shall they enter into arguments with them or with a king or with his men.

All my followers shall practice as additional rules, which are explained below during the period of four months i. From this humble beginning, he attained the rank of Major-General in the military and his diplomatic skills were recognised by his appointment as Governor of Bombay from 1 November to 1 December Brahmin and other followers who are required on the account of their family tradition, to put on horizontal mark on their forehead and to wear on their neck a necklace prepared from Rudraksha beads shall not give up wearing them, even after becoming My followers.

It is a detail of the duties of his disciples upon different subjects but not so full as the Manu Dharma Shastra to which he refers for what he may have omitted.


None shall ever practice Bhakti of Lord Shri Krishna devoid of Dharma or shall ever give up his Bhakti, for fear of criticism from ignorant people.


My Bhaktas, who like Ambarish, have dedicated their lies completely to Lord Englisn Krishna, shall also similarly go through all procedure of worship of lord Shri Krishna, as explained above upto mental worship.

All shall treat him with respect by offering him food grains, money, cloths etc. All person on the earth, therefore, shikshalatri with fervent devotion worship Him alone. Swaminarayan Stickers for WhatsApp. It serves as a fundamental code of conduct encompassing everything from basic civic norms matters of health, hygiene, dress, diet, etiquette, diplomacy, finance, education, friendship, morality, habits, penance, religious duties, celebrations, and other areas.

All Brahmacharis and Sadhus shall carefully abstain from the use of betel leaves, opium, tobacco etc. Others shall be treated as they deserve. This rule shall not be violated in the name of equality. Having observed the decline in morality and social harmony, Bhagwan Swaminarayan worked for many years to improve the situation.

None shall ever enter into arguments with Acharya. All female, married including virgins also and widows and all Sadhus, Muktanand and others, all who have become My followers. All shall realize that Narayan and the Mahesh are one, for as Brahman they have been described as one in the Vedas. They shall perform worship puja of Shri Ganpati and Hanuman on the sihkshapatri day of the bright half of the month Bhadrapad and on the 14 th day of the dark half of the month of Aswin respectively.

They shall never touch males who are not their close relatives and especially when they are young shall never speak to englsh persons who are not their nearest relatives unless absolutely necessary. They shall never touch nor even knowingly look at idols of females made from wood, stones etc.

Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri Written By: My followers shall get up daily before sun-rise, offer prayers to Lord Krishna and then shall go to answer shikshqpatri of nature. Chronology of Hindu texts.