SHIKSHAPATRI-: Published by :-Shree Swaminarayan Temple, „ì2062BHUJ - KUTCH 370001DateAN INTRODUCTION 1-1-2006SHIKSHAPATRIThe universe :According to the Vedas, the universe is composed of threefundamental elements, namely, the Jada-the inert matter, the Jeevas,the sentient souls, and the Eswara, the creator or the immanentcontroller of the other two.The aim of creation :The aim of creation is to release the souls from the bondage ofthe inert matter and also to prepare them for the journey to theirfinal destination, the abode of God.The condition of Jeevas :From the immemorial past the Jeevas have been bound in theinert matter, losing their identity like the particles of gold hidden inthe solution of lac (in the hands of a goldsmith).The creator as an alchemist:The creator tries to release the Jeevas from the bondage ofmatter like an alchemist wants to release the mercury from thebondage of sulphur in the cinnabar–The mercuric sulphide.The alchemists of ancient India tell us that, if the Rasaraja –the mercury is released from the bondage of sulphur in the mercuricsulphide and treated properly with eighteen Samskaras mentionedin the Rasathanthras, it gets the power to absorb not only the sulphurbut also other metals likes copper, silver and gold. In the samemanner, if the Jeevas is released from the bondage of matter andtreated properly with the sixteen Samskaras mentioned in the Grihya1Suthras and also given proper training and guidance, he canovercome the force of matter and become master over it. This isproved in the field of physical sciences.Thamas and Jyothi:The Veda describes the inert matter as ‘Thamas’, and the finalgoal of Jeeva as Jyothi. Thus goes the prayer ’’„}æ æï }ææ Á²æïç„xæü}²‘‘lead me from darkness to light and further ’’}æëy²æï}ææü }æë„ xæ}沑‘ leadme from death to eternity. And further clarifying the meaning of thewords Light and Eternity, Veda specifies of the place as ’’„çmc‡ææï: ÐÚ}æ ÐÎ}æì‘‘ it is the abode of Vishnu. ’’ÿ沋„}æS² Ú : ÐÚæÜïU‘‘ The abode isbeyond the limit of this material world.So, now it is evident that the aim of creation (and of the life ofmankind) is not only to release the Jeevas from bondage, but also toelevate and lead them to the abode of God.The process of elevation of Jeeva begins at the starting point ofcreation and ends at the crossing point of Virja River, which is saidto be the frontier line between this inert universe and that eternalalert Loka of Vishnu.So, for the elevation and emancipation of Jeeva, God begins thecreation which results in the evolution of matter. The matter givesway to new things to emerge. It provides the Jeevas with a body,sufficient space and time to move and act, it gives life to the soulswhich were as inert as stones. It gives sufficient opportunity to moveon the biological process from the stage of amoeba to that of a humanbeing. Through out the process the Jeeva develops, at different stages,the five Kosas. (Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vijnamaya andAnandamaya) at different levels.Finally, he come to the stage of full human being with hisAnandmaya Kosa with which he can enjoy the world more than whathe could do at lower stages. The Anandamaya Kosa with help ofwhich he enjoys. His laughter is a symptom of his biological

SHIKSHAPATRIdevelopment as well as the signal to proceed on further in thisdirection.After this achievement, the biological development stops and heturns into other direction for further development such as mental,social, political, ethical and also philosophical.The urge at the beginning stage of Annamaya etc. was only forquenching his thirst or quelling his hunger. Now in a fully maturedlevel his urges also increase. He needs now more things that whathe needed in the previous stages.The aim of life :As a matured man, he knows what the aim of his life is–Thefour funda-mental aims of life. The Dharma, Artha (wealth), Kama(the desires to be fulfilled) and the Moksha (salvation).Among the four, the Kama, alone is the natural urge. The KamaMeans desire (In philosophy, any desire is called Kama) to fulfilone’s Kama, Artha is needed.The more one’s Kama increases the more wealth is needed.Then clashes take place in the society. Now Kama Shastra teachesthe society, how to enjoy the Kama without dissatis-faction, withinthe limited resources and Neethi-Shasthras come into being to keeppeace and order in the society.The Neethi-Shasthras has two parts, one is the Danda Neethi,or Raja Neethi and the other is Dharma Neethi. This includes MokshaShastra. This Dharma Shastra alone can control the urges forexcess Kama and Artha.The urge for Moksha is natural :So every Shastra in our religion has a place and function of itsown at the proper level. At every stage of the progress of mankindthe Shastras come for help. Therefore the urge for attaining Mokshais as natural in a mature mind as the urges for sex in a mature body.The function of a Guru :2The urge of Moksha, like the energy generated in a vehicle,can only move the devotee forward on the path, but can not steer thevehicle in the right direction (Steering the vehicle clear is the functionof Guru who is well-versed in the Shasthras.) This is in the case ofindividuals, but, when a society as a whole go wrong, God himselfcomes down to teach the society and direct it to the right path.To serve this purpose Shreeji Maharaj came down, taught thepeople the true Vaidika Dharma through his SHIKSHAPATRI.The sole authority:He declares his Dharma is Varna-shrama Dharma which isdescribed in Vedas and the Smrithis.And further declares that Veda alone is the sole authority onDharma.Vedas are eternal :The Vedas are as eternal as God. They are above the scope ofcreation of Brahma – the creator. So, Shreeji Maharaj acceptedthem as the sole authority. Whereas creation helps the Jeeva toelevate himself from the stage of amoeba to that of human being. TheVeda elevates him from the stage of human being to that of DivyaSuri in Moksha Loka. As Vedas are difficult to study, Shreeji Maharajcondensed the essence of Vedas in SHIKSHAPATRI and presentedto us. This fulfils the aim of creation, the aim of life of human being.All in one :The Dharma Shasthra starts its help to the mankind where thebiological process stops. The SHIKSHAPATRI as Dharma Shasthra,the Artha Shasthra, Neethi Shasthra as well as Moksha Shasthra,all in one, instructs, guides, guards, and leads the mankind to finalemancipation – Salvation.-Shree K. Kasthuri Rangacharya.

SHIKSHAPATRIwww.bhujmandir.org3Date :- 1-1-2006H«rËæÄ f‚to :- „ì 2062-: fk tuÍ Ëuxª„ :- e. e.Mðt{eË.„w. {nk‚ whtýe Mðt{eShreeSwaminarayanMandirnrhMðY ŒtËS eMðtr{ thtÞýBHUJ-KUTCH. e Mðtr{ thtÞý {krŒh ¼ws.{krŒh ¼ws - fåA.SHIKSHAPATRI ‰ l i Æ v “p i I * fi x n x ΩÙ Æ i “Efi Ú πh æ n S xi ‰ **1**I meditate, within my heart, upon Lord ShreeKrishna, whose left Radha is standing by, on whoseright chest resides Lakshmi and who enjoyed hisown divine sports at Brindavana (with Radha andLakshmi) (Vide page 5 SHIKSHAPATRI ARTHADEEPIKA). J ΩÙV x n “ « z V i x *x x n‰ l i x I { j ” fik l i : **2**He writes further.I, Sahajananda Swami, staying at Vrittalaya(Vadatal) write this SHIKSHAPATRI to all myfollowers living in different countries. (Vrittalayameans a place of good conduct) (2)Introduction for the following four Slokas.In the next four stanzas, Shree Bhagwanashowers his blessings upon the two Acharyaswhom the enthroned as his successors and alsoupon all his devotees classified into fourcategories.The people of first category are calledNaishtika Brahmacharies (Brahmins who take toNaishtika Vrata i.e. a vow to keep life longcelibacy). Mukundananda is mentioned as theimportant person of this group.The second category consists of thosedisciples, living in house-holds who are called asGrihasthas, Mayarama Bhatta is mentioned as thehead of this group.

SHIKSHAPATRIThe third category consists of women disciple– married women with husbands alive, widows andunmarried women. The other category is of SadhuMuktananda is mentioned as the head of this group.ß j ‰ Æ i { ‰ S UÙ Æ ‰ v « « V x x ‰ : * ‰ v n J ÆP “Æ ¶ v Ë i Ë **3** E Ú xn x xn J p x Ë π Ù E Ú ¿S Æh : *M fi Ω Ù l p Æ ¶ Ù t ‰ n : **4** v v ‰π p SUÙπ i M i : * HÚ x xn n ‰ ‰ : v p J { **5** v «Æ I EÚ ‰ i Ë: Í «S : n π : * “ z Æ h fii ΩÙi : j i : **6**Ayodhyaprasada, the son of my brotherRampratapa and grand son of Dharmadeo myfather and Raghuvira, the son of my brotherIchchharama and grand son of Dharmadeo myfather, brahmacharies who are life long celibatesand who are headed by Mukundananda, householders such as Mayarama Bhatta and others whoare my followers, married-women with husbandsalive, widows, unmarried women who havebecome my followers, and all Sadhus headed byMuktananda are all my disciples.And in accordance with Shastras, I,4remembering Shree Narayana, bestow my bestblessings to all the above mentioned disciples sothat the blessings may help them in following andkeeping their Swadharma (One’s religious duties).(3, 4, 5, 6)BEÚ O ‰h Ë x { j “ ‰J : Ω‰Ùi EÚ: * v Ê % J Ë : « V “ ΩÙ i ΩÙ : **7**All my disciples shall study with fullconcentration of mind, this SHIKSHAPATRI whichis written with a definite purpose of doing goodto all living beings. (7) ‰ { xi x V : SUÙ j i { n i x * n S Æ x n i ‰j { Æ%j S ΩÙ J : **8**Those who follow through out their life timethe rules of good conduct as enjoined by the HolyScriptures will lead a blissful life in this worldand in the next. (8)i x R P j i «xi ‰ ‰ i ËÆ E Ú§ r : *i ΩÙ j S ΩÙ ¶ xi ‰ EÚπ]Ù ‰ ΩÙ **9**And those, the morally depraved persons whocross the precincts of good conduct and behave asfree thinkers will suffer great distress in this worldand in the next. (9) i ‰ ¶ n ¶ « SUÙπ Ë: v x i J Ë: *

SHIKSHAPATRI “i Ë i x fi i Ë Ãi i x Æxi Æ **10**So, all my disciple, shall lead their life, onlyby following these precepts with willingness andvigilance through-out their life (10)EÚ { h x ‰ Ω Ù x Ë EÚ «%j EËÚ: * I E Ú iE Ú h n‰ Æ { § r EÚn S x **11**GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ALLFOLLOWERS.My disciples shall never kill or harmdeliberately any living being in this world thoughthey are negligible tiny insects such as lice andbugs. (11)n‰ i { i fi M l « { V n‰ p Ω Ù x *x EÚi « ÀΩÙ Ë v «: ‰HÚ ‰ i x ΩÙ x **12**None of my follower shall kill or harm goatsor other animals even for the sacrificialceremonies to propitiate a deity of manes (Spiritsof fore fathers) because the Shastras assert that nonviolence alone is the best form of Dharma (12) ** NOTE : in the 11th Sloka, Shree Bhagwan forbids thekilling of animals for secular reasons. In this 12th Sloka,he denounces the custom of killing animals even forreligious purpose.5 j v x {i Ë V S C S i * x π i EÚ { ÀΩÙ EÚ « x «l **13**None shall ever use violence against anyperson as to gain something such as woman,wealth and even an empire. (13) * i P i i i “l Ê% { x EÚi « p x G Úv * ‰M S Æh i C { x π ‰n § xv x n x **14**None shall commit suicide even at a place ofpilgrimage out of super-stition or out of angerfrustration caused by some unworthy behaviour,or by consuming poison or by stran-gulation orby drowning. (14) **x ¶ I «l Y π]Ù { C S i *x { ‰ S Æ t { n‰ x ‰ n i **15**Flesh in any form shall not be eaten even* NOTE: Some of the Kshatriyas of this country wereof the opinion that killing their opponents in an encounter,is not a sin when the aim is to get woman, wealth orkingdom. Shree Bhagwana disapproves this type ofvalour in the name of Dharma. This Sloka is with specialreference to violence against human being.** NOTE: It was a superstitious belief at that time thatcommitting suicide at a holy place assured the personsof heaven after death.

SHIKSHAPATRIthough it is a remnant of offering in a sacrifice,and liquor or alcohol shall not be taken, though itis offered to a deity. (15) * EÚ «S Æh ‰ C { V i ‰ { Æ * XSU‰Ùn ‰ x EÚi « : j tË p G Úv { **16**One may commit any misdeed against theother, or may come under the spell of the rage, stillno one shall cut or harm, with any instrument anypart of his own body or of the others (16) ** i ‰ x EÚ « x EÚi « v « l « { E‰ Ú x S i * EÚ π Ù Ù { π { n x O ¡ i n x Y **17**One shall not steal other’s property even forreligious or benevolent purposes; and shall nottake even a small stick or flowers etc. (even foroffering to deities) without the permission of theowner. (17)* NOTE: This precept is specially meant for those who believethat there is no sin in taking flesh or alcohol if it is offered to adeity or in a sacrifice.* * NOTE: Suppose one commits a sexual assault under thespell of excitement and after realizing his own fault he maypunish himself by cutting the part of his body or one may in thespell of the rage punish his opponent by cutting any part of hisbody. Shree Bhagwan tells us to refrain from such action. Theidea is that the second sin committed by him can not removethe first one, but added o it. So one shall perform penance prescribed in the Shastras or undergo punishment according to law.6 ¶ S Æ ‰ x EÚi « : { ¶ : j “ ¶ p i Ë: *t i n x i V x t ¶ Xæ n n EÚ **18**My followers, male or female shall not commitadultery. They shall not take to gambling or othergames with stakes. Also they shall not consumeintoxicants such as hashish. (18) O ¡ z ‰ x { C n z i n n E Ú S x *V M z l { Æ ‰ % x j O ¡ Efi Ú πh t { **19**Accepting water or cooked food from thepeople of some category is forbidden by scriptures.My follower shall not accept it even if it happensto be an offering to Lord Krishna. But the samecan be accepted if it is an offering to lordJagannatha in Jagannathpuri. (19) l { n : EÚÀ pn { l « r ‰ *x Æ ‰{ ‰ x { §n p ¶ π h “ : EÚn S x **20**None shall ever impute false charges toanybody, even for the sake of self interest, and norat any time shall use abusive and indecent words.n‰ i i “l « h v “x S i { * ‰n x S x EÚi « x xn x S C S i *21*No one shall use or beat any abusive orindecent words against Gods, Brahmins, the holy

SHIKSHAPATRIplaces, chaste women, the holy Vedas or the holypersons and never shall hear those words if utteredby any-one. (21)n‰ i Ë ¶ ‰ t Ë Æ x ‰ n x * i{ Æ ‰V n ÀΩÙ S x ¶ I i z ‰ n i **22**None shall accept any thing, even vegetarianfood offered to deity before whom, offerings of wine,flesh etc. are made and before whom animals likegoats are slaughtered as a part of sacrifice (22) *nfi π] n “ x n‰ M Æ h i « x * h i x i q‰ n « x EÚ « n Æ i **23**When my followers see temples of Lord Shivaor other deities, on the way, they shall bow downwith reverence and have “Darshan” of them. (23) h « v Ê : ΩÙ i ‰ x E‰Úx S i *{ Æv Ê x S S Ê x S { J hbEÚ { i : **24**None shall discard his duties which he has toperform as a member of particular caste and noneshall indulge in doing the duties assigned to* NOTE: There was custom among the people of lower strata of oursociety to offer meat and alcoholic drinks to their deities and to takeand distribute among others. The devotees who are pure vegetarianswould not accept them. Here a doubt arises if any vegetarian food isoffered to the same deity. Can the same devotee accept it or not?Shree Bhagwan answers in negative.7member of an other caste, likewise no member ofthe order (of life) shall discard his duties whichhe must perform as a member of a particular orderand none shall indulge in doing the duties assignedto the member of the other order. (Ashrama) Andnone shall follow (the religion propounded by thereligious impostors) the religion which is notVedic. (24)*EfiÚπh ¶ H‰Ú: v «u { i x C i : * k x J z Ë : EÚl i «p ¶ ‰: **25**None shall listen to religious discourses ornarrations or stories (even the divine stories) ofGod from a person whose speech may lead to a fallfrom the path of devotion to God or from one’s* NOTE: The Vedic society is well organized one. It is mainly dividedinto four castes on the basis of hereditary qualities and the divisionof labour. Each caste is assigned some duties to perform, and providedwith a share in the net produce for its livelihood. And likewise thewhole life each individual is planned and divided into four stages ororders of life. This is called Ashrama. Each Ashrama has its ownpurpose, functions and precincts. Trespassing into the precincts ofother is a sin as well as failing in one’s duty.The expression in the negative asserts the rigidity of the religiousrules. Whatever high position one may adorn in the society, he hasno freedom to violate these rules. Even a king has no power to alter orviolate them. (Read Slokas 23 to 29 in Taranga 87 Vachanamrita)

SHIKSHAPATRIreligious duties. (25) * { Æp ‰ Ω Ù V x x i ¶ π x EÚÃΩÙ S i *EfiÚi Px X i HÚ ‰ \S O ¡ x EÚ S i *26**On shall not utter even a truth if it betrays himor others. And one shall not associate himself withungrateful per-son and never take bribe fromanyone. (26)S ‰Æ{ { x x X: { J h bx i l *EÚ x S x EÚi « ‰ V x \S x EÚ «h **27**None shall associate himself with thieves,sinners, religious impostors, hypocrites,libidinous persons or the addicts. (27)¶ HÚ Y x § j “p Æ ‰ ¶ :{ { ‰ i « x : : EÚ « i ‰π x X : **28**None shall associate himself with thosepersons, who under pretext of preaching religionor devotion to God, seek wealth, women andworldly pleasures and commit sins. (28)EfiÚπh EfiÚπh i Æ h J hbx j HÚ ¶ : *Efi Ú i k x j h x x x EÚn S x Never follow those scriptures which by merelogic, deny God and his incarnations. (29)* NOTE: Only the men of character and the believers of God and theHoly Scriptures are entitled to give such discourses.8 M i x { i { x “ S { i l * x x n x Ë EÚi « I V xi ¶ **30**None shall ever take water or milk unfilteredand use impure or contaminated water for bathingor any other purpose. (30) n Ë π v S Æ { fi H Ú { ‰ x * Y i fik Ët‰x n k S t x i i C S i **31**None shall ever take medicine which containsfat or alcohol, and which is prescribed by aphysician whose conduct and character isunknown. (31) l x ‰π ‰EÚ j ¶ x π r‰ π EÚn S x * j ‰ i V « x S x EÚ » π Ù Ù “ x i l **32**None shall ever excrete, urinate, or spit at theplaces prohibited by the public or by thescriptures. (32) u Ɖ h x x M « ‰ π ]Ù x i ‰ x S * l x ‰ E‰Ú : EÚ Ê%{ fiπ] x i i{ i None shall enter or leave a place through aback – door way and shall not live in a placewithout the permission of its owner. (33)Y x i « i x « « J i EÚ « x { ØÒπ Ë: *x n : j EÚ ‰« x Æ Y x S i VV x Ë:**34**

SHIKSHAPATRI9Male shall not listen to female deliveringdiscourse or narrating the divine stories of Godsand none shall enter into discussions with a femaleor a ruler or with his associates. (34)My disciples shall not wear such clothes whichdo not cover but expose the parts of the body. (38) { x ‰ x EÚi « ‰ M Òh S Æ“ * ‰E‰Ú i π ÙÙi x S n π j v Æ“h **35**v Êh Æ ΩÙi EfiÚπh ¶ HÚ: EÚ « x «l * Y x xn ¶ z Ë i V “Efi Ú πh ‰ x **39**None shall show disrespect to the preceptors,superiors, the popular persons, scholars and tothose armed with weapons. (35)Mere showing devotion to God, in any wayshall not be practiced without doing one’s VarnaDharma and ashrama dharma (the duties assignedto on the basis of caste and the order of life.) Andworship of God shall not be given up fearing thatsome foolish persons may rail at it. (39)EÚ » x ΩÙ EÚ \S iEÚ Ê v « i i Æ *{ ÙÙx “ %v “i t EÚ «: X ‰%x Ω Ù i **36**Nothing shall be done in haste (withoutthinking over it). But (Dharma) virtuous deedsshall be done without hesitation, and one shallimpart his knowledge to others. Everyone shallassociate himself always with the men of goodconduct and characters. (36)M Ø Òn‰ x fi { ‰ I l » x M ÆHÚ{ h ¶ : * P i ‰ x ‰ EÚ «: † P J ‰x S 37None shall go with empty hands to a preceptor,deity or to ruler (Some gift should be taken with,to offer them.) And none shall commit a breach oftrust and never indulge in self-praise. (37) x { Æ ΩÙi ‰% { nfi« x X x S i x : *i p π x x Ë { Æv » n i Ë : **38** i Ω‰ Ù π x i S Efi Ú πh xn Æ M i Ë : *{ ¶ : { fi x x i i j i ¶ p { ØÒπ : **40**Males or females, who visit the temple daily orduring festivals, shall not mingle with persons ofopposite sex and they shall form separate lines. (40)Efiπh n “I M Æ ‰: {i Ë i “ E‰Ú M ‰ *v Ê x i S ‰v «{ hb ]Ù n Ë u V i ¶ : **41**My followers who are the twice born peopleshall take initiation into the Krishna cult from anAcharya (enthroned by me ) and wear two rosaries made from Tulsi wood around their neck, andalso Tilak in two verticals lines (in ‘U’ shape) on

SHIKSHAPATRItheir forehead, and on the chest and arms. (41) *i k M ‰ { “S xn x ‰ x S xn x ‰ x l ΩÙ Æ ‰ : *EÚ » { V π]‰ Ù x E‰ Ú Æ n i ‰ x S **42**Tilak, The holy marks (mentioned in theprevious Sloka) shall be made out of the white claycalled as Gopee Chandan or of sandal wood. Andthe paste shall be mixed with saffron etc. and shallbe offered to Krishna Before use. (42)i x v B EÚi « : { h b p ‰ h S xp E Ú: *E V Ÿ ‰ x l fi k ‰ Æ v I “ n x **43**And with the same paste or with the Kumkumpowder, a round-shaped mark {‘O’ mark} shall bemade in the midst of the ‘U’ mark and this pastealso shall be offered to Radha or Lakshmi beforeuse. (43) ***NOTE: Twice-born – The first birth is natural. It takesplace from the mother’s womb. The second one takesplace at the time of initiation given by one’s father or hiselders through a Vedic ceremony which is called theUpanayana Samskar. This ceremony is conductedaccording to one’s Veda Sakha and his Grihya Sutra. (Readthe Sloka 91 and see the note under it.)** NOTE: The ‘U’ mark is a symbol of Vishnu or Krishnaand the ‘O’ mark is the symbol of Lakshmi or Radha.10 SU Ùp : EfiÚπh ¶ HÚ ‰ i Ë i ‰v «{ hb E‰Ú *u V i r Æh “ ‰ x V v Ê π l i Ë : **44**The Sat-Sudras who are the devotees of ShreeKrishna shall follow the twice-born people inwearing rosaries and Tilak. In other respects theyshall follow the Rules framed by the Shastras forthem. 44*¶ HË Ú i n i ÆË « ‰ S xn x n“ x v x ‰ j ‰ *v Ê EÚh Ù‰Ù ]‰%Ùl EÚ «: E‰Ú S xp EÚ: **45**The other Sudras – devotees shall wear adouble – rosary of sandal-wood beads and shallmake a round dot {‘O’ mark} with Kumkum {redpowder} on their forehead. (45)j { h b Ø Òp I v fi i Ê π i E Ú M i *i Ë i n ¶ : C { x i V n i Ë:My disciples, Brahmins or others need notgive up their practice of wearing Vibhuti on theirforehead and Rudraksha rosary around their neckif its is their traditional custom. (46) ***NOTE: The Sat-Sudras are those who come of a pure family andwho do not take non-vegetarian food and alcohol drinks. (SeeSHIKSHAPATRI BHASHYA page 173)* *NOTE: Vibhuti means three horizontal lines on forehead withsacred ash and Rudraksha is a rosary made of bead of a tree calledRudraksha.

SHIKSHAPATRIB‰ E Ú i ‰ Y ‰ x Æ h Ω‰ Ù π ‰ : * ¶ ‰ « ¿ Ò{ ‰ h ‰ n ‰ π i { n x i **47**Shree Narayana and Lord Shiva shall be lookedupon as the same and one identity as the Vedaproclaim both of them as Brahman. (47) * j ‰HÚ { r Ê : i { { n EÚÃΩÙ S i * n i Ë « J i O ΩÙ “ i ‰ x x Ë : **48**Our ancient scriptures grant exemptions fromperforming the religious rites and rituals only forthe period of abnormal conditions and suggestalternatives also. These are called “Apad Dharma”My disciples shall not take them as granted, alsofor a period of tolerable difficulties.(48) i Ω Ù i § ‰ r { « ‰ ‰ n p ‰ : v EfiÚπh Æh EÚ «: ËS v i i : { Ë S Ë E Új EÚi « n x i v x x i S § x v Ëi ‰ { Æv Ê S “ { i i : r x ‰ S ¶ i ‰ V “h « { { fi R J ‰k Æ J EÚi « v « { h b S { ¶ Ɖ S xp E Ú EÚ « : v x Æ“ ¶ ¶ « ‰ E E Ú S xp E Ú:***49*****50*****51*****52*** NOTE: Shree Bhagwan shows a compromising attitude towardsShivism here. But his final opinion is expressed in the stanza no.103(see SHIKSHAPATRI BHASHYA page 180-181.){ hb S xp EÚ ‰ ¶ ‰ x EÚ Ê fii x l x { V x EÚ » i i : EfiÚπh S J Ë: h Æ v EfiÚπh ‰J S « i i n Æ i Ci V { i i x xj EÚi « ΩÙ ÆEÚ 11***53*****54**Daily rituals commons for all: 49-54.All my followers shall wake up early in themorning before sun rise; meditate Lord Krishnafor a while; attend to the call of nature and brushthe teeth sitting in a clean place, take bath withclean water; put on two washed clean clothes.Then sitting on a separate mate spread on acleanly sanctified floor, facing the east or the north.They shall perform Achaman (sipping a few dropsof water thrice. This is a purifying act and shall beperformed at the beginning of every religiousceremony.) Then the males shall make ‘U’ shapedmark on the fore head (as stated before) with theround dot in it. And women with their husbandsalive shall make red dot on the forehead withKumkum. (Red powder)A widow shall make neither ‘U’ mark nor reddot (with Kumkum) on her forehead.Then all males or females shall offer mentalworship to Shree Krishna. They shall bow downwith devotion before the idol or the picture of

SHIKSHAPATRIRadha – Krishna; and chant the Krishna Mantra asfar as their time allow. Then they may go to attendto their secular duties. (49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54.)* ‰ i § Æ“π j HÚ : ÆΩÙ i x ‰ n x : *i èp x { V xi EÚ « H ÚGÚ ‰ h Ë **55**My disciples who are Atma Nivedies anddevotees like the king Ambarisha shall performtheir daily rituals and Poojas in the abovementioned order up to the mental worship. (Referstanza 49 to 53)(55)** Ë “ v i V Ãi : O ‰%S « B i Ë: *p Ë «l {i Ë: EfiÚπh V { ‰%l π]Ù I Æ ‰ x : **56**After the mental worship, the Atma Nivediesshall perform Pooja to an idol made of either stone,metal or to a Shalagrama, (a holy black stone) withleaves or flowers etc. that are easily available to* NOTE : Krishna Mantra : A mantra of eight syllables given by theAcharya at the time of initiation.** NOTE : Atma Nivedies are the devotees of highest order, whohave surrendered everything of their own even their soul and self toGod and who lead a life of dedicated service to him. According toShreemad Bhagvata purana, the king Ambarisha was leading sucha life. The mode of daily routines are common for all the devotees,which are taught from stanza 49 to 53. Certain special instructionsare given to Atma Nivedies from stanza 55 to 58.12them. Then they shall chant the Krishna Mantraof eight syllables. (56) i ‰j n‰ Æl EfiÚπh { ÙÙ: EÚ «: HÚi : *i l %x v “i M “ «h Ë: EÚ » i z EÚ“i «x **57**Then, they shall recite hymns of Shree Krishnaas much as they know. Those who do not knowSanskrit prayers shall repeatedly chant the divinenames of Shree Krishna. (57)ΩÙ Æ ‰ à v x Ë ‰ t ¶ ‰ V n E Ú i i : *EfiÚπh ‰ { ÆË: “i ¶ i S i Ë: n **58**After that, they shall offer food to the icon ofShree Krishna (Place the food before the idol) andtake only that food that is offered to him. Thusthey shall lead a life always with the contentmentand with the aim of dedicated service to God (58)* ‰HÚ i ‰ x M «h ¶ HÚ x M «h ΩÙƉ «i : * § xv k iGÚ : « ¶ xi ‰ ΩÙ x M «h : **59**The Atma Nivedics are callad as ‘Nirguna’devoteese because all their actions become‘Nirguna.’ (Without mundane qualities) as they aresurendered to the God who is ever ‘Nirguna.’* NOTE: The Atma –Nivedies perform the religious ritesand rituals only with the an aim of pleasing the God,renouncing selfish ends. This makes the difference.

SHIKSHAPATRI(Without mundane qualities) (59) *¶ HËÚƉi Ë i EfiÚπh x Ã{ i « { C S i *x { ‰ x Ë ¶ I S { j EÚxn Ú t { **60**These Atma Nivedies devotees shall notconsume even leaves, nuts, fruits or water withoutoffering the same to Shree Krishna. (60) Í Æ HÚ Ë v « C n M Æ“ { n %l *¶ HÚ EfiÚπh x Ë n k fik l § **61**All my devotees (initiated into ordina

Jan 01, 2006 · To serve this purpose Shreeji Maharaj came down, taught the people the true Vaidika Dharma through his SHIKSHAPATRI. The sole authority: He declares his Dharma is Varna-shrama Dharma which is described in Vedas and the Smrithis. And further declares that Veda alone is the sole authority on Dh