Jai Shri Krishna
Jai Shri Swaminarayan
Jai Shri Ramachandra
OM Namah Shivayah
Jai Hanuman Dada
Shri Ganeshay Namah
Satsang – Saturday, March 20th, 2021 – Vachanãmrut 52, Gadhadã I – 52
Realizing Bhagvãn Through The Four Shãstras – Wednesday the 2nd of February, 1820
Satsang – Saturday, March 27th, 2021 – Vachanãmrut 157, Gadhadã II – 24
Firmness In Sãnkhya & In Yog – Friday the 26th of July, 1822
The Four Philosophical Schools:
- teaches Vairagya (detachment from the objects of worldly senses)
- helps one to understand the greatness of God
- teaches the nature of happiness and unhappiness and where they arise from (our Karmas under the effects of the three Gunas)
- will not help one join with God
- helps one join with God
- teaches meditation upon God but not whom to meditate upon or what form
- teaches us what God to meditate upon and his divine form
- gives us knowledge of God’s omnipresence, his role as the doer and non-doer and his perfection
- gives us knowledge of who God is as the supreme personality, his incarnations, and the nine-fold service to God (nine forms of devotional service or bhakti)
- shravanam – listening to kathãs or kirtans related to Bhagvãn.
- kirtanam – singing or talking about Bhagvãn.
- smaranam – remembering Bhagvãn.
- pãd-sevanam – massaging Bhagvãn’s holy feet.
- archanam – performing Bhagvãn’s pujã (ãrti, thãl, sandalwood paste)
- vandanam – bowing before Bhagvãn.
- dãsyam – behaving as the servant of Bhagvãn.
- sakhyam – behaving as the friend of Bhagvãn.
- ãtma-nivedanam – unconditionally offering everything to Bhagvãn.
Performance of any or all of these forms of devotional service allows one to join with God.