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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All shall here with respects, daily or once a year the tenth canto of Srimad Bhagwat. In remote past, Bhartji, son of Rishabhdev lived and behaved on earth like a detached Brahmin. No one shall ever associate with a thief, an addict, a hypocrite, a debauch, and a deceit.

All other forms of Lord Shri Krishna shall but be bowed and respected. The Shikshapatri was written in Vadtal on February 11, The sacred book of ethics.

The Shikshapatri is a key scripture to all followers of Swaminarayan and is considered the basis of the sect. 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.

Aachar conductVyavahar behavior and Prayaschit expiation in life shall always be adopted according to place, time and age, monetary condition, varna class and physical ability. They shall offer to Lord Shri Krishna one tenth part of food-grains and or money, derived as income from their vocation, but those who are financially weak shall offer one twentieth part instead. Hsikshapatri the place of householder where food is served by a male and females are not likely to be visible.

They shall instantly check a female who tries forcibly to come near them, either by advising her or by administering reproaches, but shall not allow her o come near. They shall never touch males who are not their close relatives and especially when they are young shall never speak to young persons who are not their nearest relatives unless absolutely necessary.


All Naisthic Brahmacharis who are My followers shall never touch nor speak with nor even shikshapatfi look at any female.

An easy to use Gujarati Calendar with Colour Images to represent key events. Whenever a wicked person abuses them or beats them they shall never abuse him nor beat him, in return, but shall pardon him and always wish good of him.


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. All my followers shall daily go to the temple of Lord Shri Krishna, in the evening and shall sing shikshalatri the name of Lord Shri Krishna. When an untoward action is committed either by oneself or by others, none shall through anger or excitement cut or mutilate one’s limbs or shikshapwtri of other persons by means of any kind of weapon.

They shall not go for englisj food to a place of a Brahmin, where food is served by a female but shall go to a place of another Brahmin where service is done by a male. What is my fault?


This copy is now housed at the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford. In times of sheer shikshapati, if they touch or speak with an old man, no blemish attaches to them. Those who are rich, shall perform non-violent sacrifices like Vishnu-yag, and shall feed Brahmins and Sadhus in place of pilgrimage and on auspicious days like twelfth day of each half of a month and such other days: Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj See more. And when they come into menses they shall not touch any person or other clothes for three days but on the fourth day, after taking bath, they may do so.

They shall courteously and according to their means give food-grains and alms to a person who has come to seek food to the temple of Lord Shri Krishna.


Shikshapatrl shall disregard commands of even their Guru, if such commands are likely to lead to a breach of their vow of celibacy and shall always be patient, contented and humble-minded free from ego. All my followers who desire to secure their welfare shall hear them and those who are twice-born shall study them, teach them to others and shall read them. All shall observe devoutly and with englisj festivities, the Vratas of all Ekadashi days of every month as well as the birth day of Shri Krishna and Shiv.

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One shall always speak to a person just befitting one’s person and position and just in accordance with the time and place; but shall not act otherwise. All shall avoid with care sleeping by day time on such days, for such an act destroys merits abps the fast just as sexual intercourse does on such days. Whenever an eclipse of the Sun or of the Moon takes place, all followers shall immediately suspend all work and after purifying themselves by means of bath, etc.

Others shall be treated as they deserve.

None shall ever hear or believe in the Shastras which clearly refute the name, glory, form and existence of Lord Shri Krishna shikshapayri his incarnations. None shall ever commit theft, even for the sake of performing an act of Dharma. Even articles such as firewood, flowers, etc.

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Jiva is one who is installed in the heart, is atomic and subtle, is all-consciousness, is the knower, is pervading all over the body by means of his power of knowledge and bears characterization such as indivisibility, invulnerability, eternality, and so on. Shikshapatri in 29 languages Written originally in Sanskrit verse, early manuscripts of the scripture were accompanied by commentaries in Gujarati. These eight rules are considered best by Me.