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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The rulers who are my followers shall treat their subjects as their own children according to Dharmashastras and shall establish a rule of dharma on earth.

None shall ever speak or hear ill of deities, places of pilgrimage, Brahmins, chaste women, Sadhus and the Vedas. Whenever an untoward action or sin is knowingly or unknowingly committed, all concerned shall make shikshqpatri as shown in the Shastras and by saintly persons for it as best as they can.

None shall ever commit theft, even for the sake of performing an act of Dharma. When loss of prestige 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. The Power of Shiksuapatri. All other forms of Lord Shri Krishna shall but be bowed and respected. All my Paramhansa and Sadhus here also live and behave similarly.

All Bhaktas, who are incapacitated by old age or by some great adverse circumstances and who are, therefore, unable perform worship puja of Lord Shri Krishna themselves, shall give over the idol to some other Bhakta for worship, etc. At fnglish end of this meeting, Bhagwan Swaminarayan presented a copy of the Shikshapatri to Sir Malcolm.


Lord Shree Swaminarayan, gifted mankind versed Shikshapatri for the welfare of His disciples and whoever joins the sect. Part of a series on.

Whenever a guest comes to their house, they shall treat him courteously with food etc. They, therefore, shall initiate into discipleship all male and aspirants for final beatitude. No one shall ever associate with a thief, an addict, a hypocrite, a debauch, and a deceit. Thereafter, all male and female followers shall worship Lord Shri Krishna mentally. They shall study the Vedas, the Shastras, etc. No one should enter in or go through a door, not meant for the purpose or camp in a private place without the permission of its proprietor.


On the fly-leaf the following unsigned inscription is written in English: When they go to the temples of Lord Shri Krishna for darsan either daily or on days of festivals, male followers shall not touch females and vice-versa but when they come out of the temple premises, they may behave with each other according to their relation and social customs.


Presented by Swami Narain, a reforming saint in Guzerat. No one shall also associate with persons, who under the grab of Bhakti devotion and Jnan knowledge indulge in committing sins, themselves being after women, wealth and various attachments sexual gratificationobjects of worldly pleasures, delicious dishes etc.

Jiva is one who is installed in the heart, is atomic and subtle, is all-consciousness, is the knower, is pervading all over the body by means of his power of knowledge and bears characterization such as indivisibility, invulnerability, eternality, and so on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They shall never touch nor speak with nor show their faces to any male who is not their nearest relative.

One shall always provide one’s servants with food, clothing etc. The sacred book of ethics. All shall know that in this world there is nothing more conducive to the realization of salvation than His Bhakti.

None shall ever kill a human being for obtaining women, wealth or even sovereignty.


His methods were highly successful and the Shikshapatri is a distillation of His experience. At the end of the Shikshapatri is a Gujarati hymn by Muktanand Muni. All My followers belonging to the four varnas classes i. They shall never conceal an act of repayment of debt, family lineage, matrimony of their daughters etc.

These Bhaktas shall never drink even water nor shall eat leaves, fruits, roots etc. Know you all, shikwhapatri monotheism, Vishishtadwait is the doctrine of philosophy, favor, Golok is the Abode Divine, dear to Me, and in that Abode with Body Divine, sjikshapatri be in Service of Lord Shri Krishna, is the final beatitude according to Me.

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. Those who are not able to read shall hear it daily with respects. All my followers who desire to secure their welfare shall hear them and those who are twice-born shall study them, teach them to others and shall read them.


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. Apart from practical spiritual guidance, it provides guidelines on every aspect of life – familial, financial, managerial, social, ecological, and even health and hygiene.

This rule shall not be violated in the name of equality. All Sadhus like the Naishtic Brahmacharis shall avoid sight of, speaking etc. None shall ever eat meat, even if it be an offering in a sacrifice or shall ever drink liquor or wine even if it be offered to a deity.

And when it is over, all shall take bath together shikshwpatri all clothes worn at that time, and thereafter, those who are householders shall give alms according sshikshapatri their means and others shall perform worship of Lord Shri Krishna. Just as Jiva is installed in the heart, so does Isha abides in the heart of Jiva as the inner controller, is absolutely independent and is the judge Supreme of all action s of all Jivas. Shall be treated as taking precedence over all other portions.

Hindu texts Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism. None shall speak even truth which is likely to cause fatal misery to oneself or to others and shall avoid company of ungrateful persons or shall ever except illegal gratification from anybody. 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.

Aachar conductVyavahar behavior and Prayaschit expiation in life shall always be adopted according to place, time and age, monetary condition, varna class and physical ability.

They shall never stand as surety of any person in social dealings and in times of distress, shall if need be maintain themselves shiskhapatri alms but shall never incur debt. All mentioned above, shall accept My Blessings Divine, Blessings which protect their Dharmas, which carry with them the Divine memory of SrimanNarayan and which are endorsed by the Shastras.

Focusing on God Pt Female followers who are married shall serve their husbands like God, even if the are blind, sick, poor or impotent and shall not speak harsh words to them.

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