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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They shall control all senses, specially the sense of taste and shall never receive or keep money themselves or through others. Listening to and 2.

They shall thoroughly acquaint themselves with the ways of administration of their state viz.: It covers the codes that are applicable to devotees from all stages and walks of life — young or old; man or woman; married, unmarried, or widowed; householder or saints. It is one of the syikshapatri scriptures of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and provides a sound enylish on which moral, social and spiritual integration of society can be achieved.

And all those who disregard them and behave according to their own whims are indeed evil-minded and shall verily meet with bape miseries in this life and the life beyond. They shall never associate with nor even touch women who practice abortion, nor shall indulge in or hear amorous talks regarding males.

Persons, who are classed as higher Shudras sat-shudra and who are Bhaktas of Lord Krishna and who do follow their Dharmas properly, shall wear necklace on their neck and put on shikshaptri on their forehead etc. All my followers during their lifetime shall serve their parents, Guru and ailing person, according to their ability.

And for realizing glory and greatness of Lord Shri Krishna, the tenth and the fifth canto of the Trimmed Bhagwat shall be pre-eminently followed. Swaminarayan Stickers for WhatsApp.

None shall ever kill a human being for obtaining women, wealth or even sovereignty. They shall never touch nor even knowingly look at idols of females made from wood, stones etc.


Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan instructed Nityanand Swami to translate Shikshapatri from the original Sanskrit into Gujarati so that his devotees in Gujarat could recite it and put the teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayan into practice. The Shikshapatri is one of the primary scriptures of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.

They shall instantly check a female who tries forcibly to come near them, either by advising her or by administering reproaches, but shall not allow her o come near. Shastras proclaim these Bhaktas as Nirguna i.

One shall never pass urine or answer call of nature or even spit in places prohibited for such use by people and by Shastras e.

My followers shall adopt anyone of them as additional rule Dharma with devotion. Focusing on God Pt The Shikshapatri is a key scripture to all followers of Swaminarayan and is considered the basis of the sect. It contains pages, with six lines of writing per page. This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Young widows shall never stay alone in a lonely place even with englisn close relatives, who are also young, except in exigency.


Those who live by it shall be happy here and hereafter. Essays Archives The book of precepts strictly prohibits the destruction of snikshapatri 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.

They shall not sell food-grains received by them from their followers but old food grains may be exchanged for new ones, for such an exchange is not considered as sale.

They shall make transaction regarding money to be paid in connection with marriage of themselves or others, in writing with proper attestation; but shall never do it shkshapatri. Vairagya non-attachment means absence of love for objects other than Lord Shri Krishna, and knowledge means clear comprehension of the nature and form of Jiva, Maya and Isha. Except in emergencies like sickness they shall not sleep on a cot and shall always be frank and be straigt forward with other Sadhus.


One shall impart knowledge, acquired by oneself, to others and shall always associate with saintly persons. All mentioned above, shall accept My Blessings Divine, Blessings which shikhapatri their Dharmas, which carry with them the Divine memory of Shikshwpatri and which are endorsed by the Shastras. None shall insult one’s Guru, a very great person, a person highly placed in society, a learned man and a man with arms. And when they come into menses they shall not touch any person or other clothes for three days but on the fourth day, after taking englixh, they may do so.

All Bhaktas, who are incapacitated by old age or by some great adverse circumstances and who engliah, therefore, unable perform worship puja of Lord Shri Krishna themselves, shall give over the idol to some other Bhakta for worship, etc.

Amidst an atmosphere of mutual respect, Governor Malcolm enquired shikshapatrl Bhagwan Swaminarayan or his disciples had been harmed under British rule. All shall treat him with respect by offering him food grains, money, cloths etc.

Bhakti of Lord Krishna means profound love for Him accompanied by knowledge of His glorious greatness. Hindu texts Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism.

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They shall never touch males who are not their close relatives and especially when they are young shall never speak to young persons who are not their nearest relatives unless absolutely necessary. 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 other forms eglish Lord Shri Krishna shall but be bowed and respected.