Go to the temple to take darshan, not to give darshan

 Some celebrities such as politicians or movie stars often visit temples on special holy days such as Janmashtami. If they see such visits merely as good photo-ops for bolstering their popularity, then they are going to temples not to take darshan of Krishna, but to give their darshan to others, to show others that they are so virtuous as to visit … Continue reading Go to the temple to take darshan, not to give darshan

Vachanamrut #GI–32 A devotee Always Rests In The Murti(idol/human form) Of Bhagvãn(God)

32.1 In the Samvat year 1876, on the morning of Posh vad 3 [3rd January, 1820], Shreeji Mahãrãj was sitting on a decorated bedstead on the veranda outside the west-facing rooms of Dãdã Khãchar’s darbãr in Gadhadã. He was wearing a white khes and had tied a white pãgh around his head. He had also … Continue reading Vachanamrut #GI–32 A devotee Always Rests In The Murti(idol/human form) Of Bhagvãn(God)

The story of Jay and Vijay.

At the beginning of the process of creation, Lord Brahma created the ‘Four Kumaras’ or the ‘Chatursana’. As the Four Kumaras were born from the mind by just a desire (manas) of Brahma they are referred to as his Manasaputras. Their names are : Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara. When the four Kumaras came … Continue reading The story of Jay and Vijay.

Vachanamrut #GI –31 The Person With Bhakti(devotion) Is Best

  31.1 In the Samvat year 1876, on the evening of Posh vad 2 [2nd January, 1820], Shreeji Mahãrãj was sitting on a mattress with a large, cylindrical pillow that had been placed on the east-facing veranda outside His residence in Dãdã Khãchar’s darbãr in Gadhadã. He was dressed entirely in white clothes. 31.2 At … Continue reading Vachanamrut #GI –31 The Person With Bhakti(devotion) Is Best

My Favourite Story from The Bible-The Prodigal Son

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth … Continue reading My Favourite Story from The Bible-The Prodigal Son

Vachanamrut #GI–30 The Influence Of The Gun Of Mãyã (Three modes of material nature and their influence)

  30.1 In the Samvat year 1876, on the evening of Posh vad 1 [1st January, 1820], Shreeji Mahãrãj was sitting on a decorated bedstead on the veranda outside the room facing north, in line with the mandir of Shree Vãsudev-Nãrãyan, in Dãdã Khãchar’s darbãr in Gadhadã. He was wearing a white khes and had … Continue reading Vachanamrut #GI–30 The Influence Of The Gun Of Mãyã (Three modes of material nature and their influence)

Learning from other communities.

I live in a Hindu Swaminarayan temple. The main temple is under construction, and for maintaining a steady income for the temple, the managing trust has constructed halls which we give out for rent for various cultural and charitable activities. Recently, a representative of a Christian community came to inquire about the hall. My Guru … Continue reading Learning from other communities.

Vachanamrut #GI–29 Intensifying Dharma, Gnãn, Vairãgya, And Bhakti /Prãrabdha, Grace, And Effort

  29.1 In the Samvat year 1876, on the evening of Posh sud Punam [31st December, 1819], Shreeji Mahãrãj was sitting on a decorated bedstead on the veranda outside the west-facing rooms of Dãdã Khãchar’s darbãr in Gadhadã. He was wearing a white khes and had covered Himself with a white chofãl. He had also … Continue reading Vachanamrut #GI–29 Intensifying Dharma, Gnãn, Vairãgya, And Bhakti /Prãrabdha, Grace, And Effort