॥ શ્રી સ્વામિનારાયણો વિજયતે ॥

ભગવાન સ્વામિનારાયણનાં

॥ વચનામૃત ॥

Gadhada II-4: Constant Contemplation Is Achieved through Realising the Greatness of God and Shraddhā: A Torn Waistcloth and a Gourd

Summary

  1. During adverse times, among dharma and bhakti, which one should be maintained and which one forsaken:
  1. When God is manifest, if He is pleased by upholding bhakti, then bhakti should be upheld; and if He is pleased by upholding dharma, then dharma should be upheld.
  2. When God is not manifest, one should constantly contemplate upon God.
  1. When one realises the greatness of God and has shraddhā, then one will be able to constantly contemplate upon God.
  2. One should understand the greatness of the manifest form of God in this manner: Despite that God may come into contact with māyik vishays, those vishays are not able to affect Him.
  3. One who thoroughly understands the greatness of God:
  1. He is not enticed by alluring vishays.
  2. He views all of the attractive and repulsive objects in this world as being equal.
  3. If he understands this way, then he can maintain his dharma:
  1. I want to constantly contemplate upon God and become an ekāntik bhakta.
  2. If my vrutti is drawn towards vicious natures such as lust, anger, avarice, etc., then that will be a hindrance in my contemplation of God.
  3. He remains extremely wary of treading the wrong path.
  1. One who does not thoroughly understand the greatness of God:
  1. He will become attached to insignificant or worthless objects, such as a torn waistcloth or a gourd.
  2. He may endeavour in a million other ways, he will still not be able to constantly contemplate upon the form of God.
SELECTION 
TYPE * History * Mahima * Nirupan * Prasang * Summary * Akhyan VAKTA * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami * Brahmaswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj REFERENCE * Aksharamrutam * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 1 * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 2 * Bhagwan Swaminarayan: Part 4 * Bhagwan Swaminarayan: Part 5 * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shri Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 3 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 4 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 5 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 6 * Chalo Chale Ham Akshardham * Divine Memories - Part 1 * Divine Memories - Part 2 * Parabhakti * Sanjivani * Satsang Saurabh: Part 1 * Swabhavvash Sansar * Swamini Vato * Yogi Gita Marma * Yogi Vani * Yogiji Maharaj’s 101 Tales of Wisdom PLACE YEAR

Type: Keywords Exact phrase