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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My followers, who are wise and discreet shall immediately leave that place, even if it be their native place or a place received as gift giras and shall migrate to a place where such calamities do not exist or are not likely to arise and live there in peace and happiness.

In times of sheer necessity, if they touch or speak with an old man, no blemish attaches to them. Thus, even today, thousands throughout the world sincerely live by the injunctions of the Shikshapatri.

In times of trouble caused by evil spirits like Ghosts etc. Lord Shri Krishna, His incarnations and His forms, only shall from the objects for meditation. My followers shall not adopt rules of exigency prescribed in Shastras as ordinary routine ones when the exigency is light.


None shall give up Dharma of one’s own varna class and Ashram nor shall practice Dharma of persons of other shikshaptri classes and Ashramas or shall follow pseudo Dharma or Dharma dictated by one’s own whims. Whenever an untoward action or sin is knowingly or unknowingly committed, all concerned shall make amends as shown in the Shastras and by saintly persons for it as best as they can.

They shall never draw a facsimile of females nor shall touch clothes worn by them and shall never knowingly look at any living being in coitus. Listening to and 2.

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They shall never stand as surety of any person in social dealings and in times of distress, shall if need be maintain themselves on alms but shall never incur debt.


Know you all, qualified monotheism, Vishishtadwait is the doctrine of philosophy, favor, Golok is the Abode Divine, dear to Me, and in that Abode with Body Divine, to be in Service of Lord Shri Krishna, is the final beatitude according to Me. My followers shall regard the five deities named here with reverence – Vishnu, Shiva, Ganpati, Parvati and the Sun.

Those who shall observe strictly the rules of ethics as prescribed shall derive happiness here and hereafter, and those who wantonly transgress them and behave willfully shall suffer great distress here and in the life hereafter. None shall ever commit theft, even for the sake of performing an act of Dharma.

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. 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. 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 orally.

My followers shall never kill any living being under any circumstances, knowingly, not even small insects like lice, bugs, etc. Those portion of these Shastras which explain the merits of knowledge of the form of Lord Shri Krishna, of Dharma, of Bhakti and of Vairagya non-attachment in highest terms only.

When my followers on their way, come across temples of Shiv, and other deities, they shall bow down to them and have their darshan respectfully. Ehglish shall not take their meals without taking bath and without performing Sandhya and chanting Gayatri Mantra, and worship Puja of Shri Vishnu and Vaishvadev sacrifice. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

They, therefore, shall initiate into discipleship all male and aspirants for final beatitude. Hindu texts Swaminarayan sect of Hinduism. They shall never borrow money from their Acharyas or from the temple of Lord Shri Krishna shikshappatri shall never bring utensils, ornaments, garments and such other articles, for use on social occasions from them.

They sihkshapatri pay in full whatever remuneration either in cash or in food-grains or both as promised to person employed for the work, but shall never give less. They shall not accept deposits from anyone, shall never lose patience and englisn never allow a female to enter their premises.


They shall not sell food-grains received by them from their followers shi,shapatri old food grains may be exchanged for new ones, for such an exchange is not considered as sale. They shall not give any money even for religious and charitable purpose, if the money is just sufficient for their maintenance, but if it be in excess, then only they may give some. 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.

They shall make provision for food-grains and money, according to their requirements and according to their time and their capacity and those who own cattle shall also store-up englieh fodder according to their shimshapatri.

Except in emergency, they englisj never got out alone without a companion at night or at any other time. My Bhaktas, who like Ambarish, have dedicated their lies completely to Lord Shri Krishna, shall also similarly go through all procedure of worship of lord Shri Krishna, as explained above upto mental worship.

None shall go with rnglish hands for darsan of Guru or of a deity or of a king or shall ever commit breach of trust or shall praise oneself. They are installed as Acharya Ayodhayprasadj at Ahmedabad and Raghuvirji at Vadtal with a view to safeguard guide all the followers in their respective dharmas.

Its spiritually potent verses in Sanskrit carry the essence of H indu moral codes for everyday life None shall ever commit suicide even in a place of pilgrimage or through anger or on account of some untoward action by taking poison or by hanging or by falling into a well or from a hill-top or by any other means.