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Mansi Puja

1. At dawn, one should entreat Maharaj to awake and visualize
his morning activities.
2. At about 11.00 a.m. one should offer lunch with full
devotion and request Maharaj to take afternoon rest.
3. At 4.00 p.m. one should wake Maharaj up and offer fruits
and other snacks.
4. At dusk offer arti and evening meal.
5. At night before going to sleep, offer prayers.

Mansi puja should be offered with reverence and devotion
and with the best offerings that can be imagined (Vachanamrut
Gadhada III-23).

Shikshapatri Sholka 61

In case of disability, old age or some other adversity, one should
give one's daily puja to another devotee to perform (61).

Shikhapatri Sholka 63

Satsangis should go to the mandir every evening and should
sing aloud kirtans praising God. On festival days, the kirtans
should be sung to the accompaniment of musical instruments.
The influence of evil spirits is said to be stronger in the evenings,
so one should engage in darshan and arti. The evening arti is
graced by the presence of Shriji Maharaj, Aksharbrahman and
innumerable liberated souls, and so the evening arti should be
attended by all (63).

Shikhapatri Sholka 37

One should not approach the guru or deity empty-handed, but
should offer money, food grains, fruits or flowers according to
one's financial capacity (37).

AHIMSA (NON-VIOLENCE)

'Ahimsa paramo dharma' - Non-violence is the highest ethical
code laid down in all the shastras.

Vach. G-1-69

King Uparicharvasu, even though he ruled
the whole world, practiced ahimsa. Shriji Maharaj has explained
in the Vachanamrut that non-violence is the dharma by which one
is led to liberation (Vachanamrut Gadhada I-69). Harsh words
which create mental pain also tantamount to himsa.

SATYA (TRUTH)

Always speak in a truthful, loving and beneficial manner. Never
speak untruth. One should never tell a lie even for financial or
other gains. One should never utter truth which may cause danger
to one's life or to another's. For example, if a butcher chasing a
cow to kill it asks, "Where has the cow gone?" one should tell a lie
to save the life of the cow.

ETHICAL CODE

Dharma is virtuous conduct. However rewarding it may be,
one should desist from any act which is contrary to dharma, for
verily dharma alone yields all desired objects.

Shishapatri Sholka 73,74

Dharma is virtuous conduct. However rewarding it may be,
one should desist from any act which is contrary to dharma, for
verily dharma alone yields all desired objects. Therefore, one
should never discard dharma out of greed for women, wealth or
other benefits. One should not uphold any ignoble deeds which
may have been performed by the great persons of the past, but
one should only emulate their noble deeds (73, 74).

Shikshapatri Sholka 14, 16

But suicide is a form of himsa
and should not be committed. Even when one has committed any
unbecoming act one should not, in a fit of anger or in repentance
thereof, ever commit suicide by means of poison, strangulation, a
headlong plunge into a well, by throwing oneself from atop a high
place or any other method. No one should mutilate with a weapon
any part of his body or that of others in a fit of anger (14, 16).

PROHIBITION OF MEAT EATING

One has to kill animals to eat meat. Killing is a grave sin. Shriji
Maharaj has recommended performance of only non-violent
yagnas. So, one should never eat flesh, even if it is the remnants
of offerings in a sacrifice, even in circumstances of great difficulty.
One should not eat or drink the offerings made to a deity to
whom flesh and wine are offered. Even unclean food grains and
unsieved flour should not be used, as they are likely to contain
small insects which may be killed. So, this should also be avoided.

SWADHARMA

One must not violate the code of varnashram dharma. That is,
one should never act in a way which is not in keeping with the
stage of one's life or one which is not based on the shastras. If an
ascetic gives up the code of his order and takes to the dharma of
householders, then he is said to have accepted another's dharma.
The Gita also insists on strict adherence to one's own dharma.

Shishapatri Sholka 38

One should not wear any garments that are likely to expose
any part of the body to public view. Super-fine, transparent and
mini garments should not be worn. These styles of clothing arouse
sensuality in the mind (38).

Sagram

1813 (Samvat 1869), famine; was a poor
man who lived in Limli, was not lured by the ornament he found on the road. his wife was not lured as well. she said dust covered with dust. He was born in the Vaghri community.

RAAG PURAV 1

Sant samãgam kije, ho nishdin... 1
Mãn taji santanke mukhse, prem sudhãras pije... 2
Antar kapat metke apnã, le unku man dije... 3
Bhavdukh tale bale sab dushkrit, sabvidhi kãraj sije... 4
Brahmãnand kahe santki sobat, janma sufal kari lije... 5

RAAG PURAV 1 meaning

Associate with the Satpurush day and night...1
Shed one's ego and drink the nectar of (divine) love from the
Satpurush...2
Shed one's inner deceit and surrender the mind to him...3
Worldly miseries and sinful deeds are destroyed, and all actions
become fruitful...4
Brahmanand Swami says: make your life worthwhile by
associating with such a Satpurush...5

RAAG PURAV 2

Sant param hitkãri, jagat mãhi...1
Prabhupad pragat karãvat priti, bharam mitãvat bhãri...2
Paramkrupãlu sakal jivan par, harisam sab dukhhãri...3
20 Kishore Satsang Pravesh
Trigunãtit firat tanu tyãgi, rit jagatse nyãri...4
Brahmãnand kahe santki sobat, milat hai pragat Murãri...5

RAAG PURAV 2 meaning

In this world, the Satpurush is our greatest benefactor...1
He takes us towards God and frees us from material
illusions...2
He is compassionate towards every living being; He takes away
all suffering...3
He is above the three gunas, and his ways are different from
those of this world...4
Brahmânand Swami, the composer, says: the association of
such a Satpurush is like meeting manifest God...5

Dhun verse 1

Rãma-Krishna Govind, jay jay Govind!
Hare Rãma Govind, jay jay Govind!

Dhun verse 2

Nãrãyan hare, Swãminãrãyan hare!
Swãminãrãyan hare, Swãminãrãyan hare!

Dhun verse 3

Krishnadev hare, jay jay Krishnadev hare!
Jay jay Krishnadev hare, jay jay Krishnadev hare!

Dhun verse 4

Vãsudev hare, jay jay Vãsudev hare!
Jay jay Vãsudev hare, jay jay Vãsudev hare!

Dhun verse 5

Vãsudev Govind jay jay Vãsudev Govind!
Jay jay Vãsudev Govind, jay jay Vãsudev Govind!

Dhun verse 6

Rãdhe Govind, jay Rãdhe Govind!
Vrundãvanachandra, jay Rãdhe Govind!

Dhun verse 7

Mãdhav Mukund, jay Mãdhav Mukund!
Anandkand jay Mãdhav Mukund! 7
Swãminãrãyan! Swãminãrãyan! Swãminãrãyan!
Swãminãrãyan! Swãminãrãyan! Swãminãrãyan!

Anant-kotindu-raviprakãshe
dhãmnyaksharemurtimatãksharena
Sãrdham sthitam muktaganãvrutam cha
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...1

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan who is surrounded
by innumerable muktas (liberated souls) and the eternal
Aksharbrahman in his divine abode, Akshardham - which is as
bright as infinite suns and moons. (1)

Brahmãdi-samprãrthanayã pruthivyãm
jãtam samuktam cha sahãksharam cha
Sarvãvatãreshvavatãrinam tvãm
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãm...2

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the supreme incarnation who
has descended on this earth with Aksharbrahman (Gunatitanand
Swami), the divine abode, and the muktas (Gopalanand Swami
and other liberated souls), after hearing the prayers of Brahma
and other deities. (2)

Dushprãpyamanyai kathinairupãyai
samãdhisaukhyam hathayogamukhyai
Nijãshritebhyo dadatam dayãlum
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...3

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan who has mercifully
blessed his disciples by giving them the bliss of samadhi, which
is extremely difficult to attain even by hatha yoga and other
difficult sadhanas. (3)

Lokottarai bhaktajanãnscharitrai
rãhlãdayantam cha bhuvibhramantam
Yagnãnscha tanvãnamapãrasatvam
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...4

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan who travelled on this earth,
22 Kishore Satsang Pravesh
performed many yagnas, accomplished many noble tasks and
whose divine actions brought great joy to his disciples. (4)

Ekãntikam sthãpayitum dharãyãm
dharmam prakurvantamamulyavãrtã
Vachasudhãscha prakirantmurvyãm
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...5

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, who to establish ekantik
dharma on earth, delivered inspiring sermons and showered
nectar in the form of the Vachanamrut. (5)

Vishveshabhaktim sukarãm vidhãtum
bruhanti ramyãni mahitalesmin
Devãlayãnyãshu vinirmimãnam
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...6

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, who speedily built beautiful,
divine mandirs on this earth so that people can easily offer devotion
to the Lord of all Creation - Paramatma Purushottam Narayan. (6)

Vinãshakam sansrutibandhanãnãm
manushyakalyãnkaram mahishtham
Pravartayantam bhuvi sampradãyam
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...7

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, who founded this great
Swaminarayan Sampradaya on this earth, which has helped
people in shattering the bondage of this world and which has
delivered ultimate salvation to the people. (7)

Sadaiv Sãrangpurasya ramye
sumandire hyaksharadhãmatulye
Sahãksharam muktayutam vasantam
Shri Swãminãrãyanamãnamãmi...8

Meaning of Ashtak
I bow to Bhagwan Swaminarayan whose murti has been
consecrated along with Aksharbrahman Gunatitanand Swami
and aksharmukta Gopalanand Swami in the beautiful Sarangpur
mandir, which is like Akshardham. (8)

Prathna Verse 1: Nirvikalp uttam ati, nischay tav Ghanshyãm;
Mãhãtmyagnãnyut bhakti tav, ekãntik sukhdhãm...1

Meaning: Please grant me the highest level of faith in your divine form;
may I develop unparalleled devotion towards you, together with
knowledge of your glory (1).

Prathna Verse 2: Mohime tav bhaktapano, tãme koi prakãr;
Dosh na rahe koi jãtko, suniyo Dharmakumãr...2

O Maharaj! May I never perceive any faults in your devotees (2).

Prathna Verse 3 Tumãro tav Hari bhaktako, droh kabu nahi hoy;
Ekãntik tav dãsko, dije samãgam moy...3

May I never malign you or your devotees. Please forever
grant me the company of your spiritually enlightened
devotee (3).

Prathna Verse 4 Nãth nirantar darsh tav, tav dãsanko dãs;
Ehi mãgu kari vinay Hari, sadã rãkhiyo pãs...4

Please always grace me with your darshan and the darshan
of your devotees. Please always keep me with you, that is my
earnest request (4).

Prathna Verse 5 He Krupãlo! He Bhaktapte! Bhaktavatsal! suno bãt;
Dayãsindho! stavan kari, mãgu vastu sãt...5

O Maharaj! You are merciful, compassionate, master and
succour of your devotees! Please grant me the seven requests
above (5).

Prathna Verse 6 Sahajãnand Mahãrãjke, sab satsangi sujãn;
Tãku hoy dradh vartano, Shikshãpatri pramãn...6

Listen all devotees to the main codes of conduct Sahajanand
Swami Maharaj has prescribed in the Shikshapatri (6).

Prathna Verse 7 So Patri me atibade, niyam ekãdash joy;
Tãki vigti kahat hu, suniyo sab chitt proy...7

In the Shikshapatri, eleven main codes of conduct are described.
I will give their details, so listen with attention (7).

Prathna Verse 8 Hinsã na karni jantuki, partriyã sangko tyãg;
Mãns na khãvat madhyaku, pivat nahi badbhãg...8

Never harm any living being, do not associate with women
not closely related to you; do not eat meat or drink intoxicating
beverages (8).

Prathna Verse 9 Vidhvãku sparshat nahi, karat na ãtmaghat;
Chori na karni kãhuki, kalank na kouku lagãt...9

Do not associate with widows, do not commit suicide; do not
steal, do not falsely blame anyone (9).

Prathna Verse 10 Nindat nahi koy devku, bin khapto nahi khãt;
Vimukh jivake vadanse, kathã suni nahi jãt...10

Do not insult any deities, do not eat food prepared by inappropriate
people, do not listen to discourses by non-believers (10).

Prathna Verse 11 Ehi (vidhi) dharmake niyamme, barto sab haridãs;
Bhajo Shri Sahajãnandpad, chhodi aur sab ãs...11

These codes of conduct should be observed by all devotees,
sadhus and householders; worship Shri Sahajanand Swami,
forsaking all other wishes (11).

Prathna Verse 12 Rahi ekãdash niyamme, karo Shri Haripad prit;
Premãnand kahe dhãmme, jão nishank jag jit...12

Live by these eleven codes and please Shri Hari;
Thus, says Premanand, you will without a doubt overcome
worldly desires and attain Akshardham (12).

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