BAPS SHIKSHAPATRI GUJARATI PDF
Free read and download this SHIKSHAPATRI in Gujrati – Free Swaminarayan Scripture. The Shikshapatri, originally written by Lord Swaminarayan on 11 February CE (Maha sud 5, VS), is read daily by the Swaminarayan devotees. Shikshapatri BAPS – This is a universal application, for the first time ever, to bring the of The Shikshapatri in Swamiji’s own words in Gujarati Launguage.
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Governor Malcolm, one of 17 children of a poor family, was commissioned by the directors of the East India Company at the age of 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 He endeavoured diligently to eradicate the evils of robbery, murder, sati, and female infanticide. He believed that lasting reform to rid society of these evils could best be achieved, not by use of force, but by the reasoned persuasion of enlightened and respected Indian leaders.
Thus, despite ill health, Bhagwan Swaminarayan consented to the meeting, which took place at the residence of Mr. Amidst an atmosphere of mutual respect, Governor Malcolm enquired if Bhagwan Swaminarayan or his disciples had been harmed under British rule.
At the end of this meeting, Bhagwan Swaminarayan presented a copy of the Shikshapatri to Sir Malcolm. It seems that the elder Blane, who had arranged and was present in the meeting, had preserved the Shikshapatri until his death inwhen his younger brother shikshapatrri it to the Bodleian Library.
Shikshapatri (Sanskrit, Gujarati & English)
This manuscript of the Shikshapatri is one of the oldest copies of the text preserved. It contains pages, with six lines of writing per page. There are five pages without text.
The material used to write on is paper and the manuscript is protected by a cloth binding that is folded over and tied shut. On the fly-leaf the following unsigned inscription is written in English: Presented by Swami Narain, a reforming saint in Guzerat. It shikshapwtri 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.
He forbids all cruel punishments whatever.
The shlokas are in Sanskrit but the commentary is written in Guzerati. This copy of the Shikshapatri was scribed by Nilkanthanand Muni in gujwrati, and contains some interesting additional material. At the end of the Shikshapatri is a Gujarati hymn by Muktanand Muni. The Shikshapatri, containing verses in its final form, was completed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in Maha sud 5, Vasant Panchmi, Samvat year at Vartal.
Having observed the decline in morality and social harmony, Bhagwan Swaminarayan worked for many years to improve the situation. His methods were highly successful and the Shikshapatri is a distillation of His experience. 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.
Its verses provide a shkshapatri of duties for one and all and is both rational and progressive. Bhagwan Swaminarayan has instructed His devotees in matters of health, hygiene, dress, diet, etiquette, diplomacy, finance, education, friendships, morality, habits, penance, religious duties, celebrations and other areas.
The codes are applicable to devotees of all stages and walks of life — young or old; men or women; married, unmarried or widowed; householder or sadhu. So that devotees remain constantly aware of their duties, Bhagwan Swaminarayan has instructed them to read it daily.
Thus, even today, thousands throughout the gujaati sincerely live by the injunctions of the Shikshapatri. Shikshapatri in 29 languages Written originally in Sanskrit verse, early manuscripts of the scripture were accompanied by commentaries in Gujarati.
The Shikshapatri has been published in 29 languages: Essays Archives Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri Written By: Katha – A Means to Liberation.
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