It is a compilation of spiritual discourses delivered by Bhagwan Swaminarayan from to It is a Hindu scripture filled with illuminating analogies and metaphors, and divine revelations that provide philosophical and practical answers to the deepest mysteries and questions of life. Through short-and-simple definitions and easy-to-understand explanations, this app provides a study platform for spiritual seekers looking to better understand the subtleties of eternal knowledge and apply the teachings of Bhagwan Swaminarayan to their lives. This can be enabled from within settings - View the history of all the Vachanamruts you have visited - Back-up and restore the app. Summary: A concise point by point outline of each Vachanamrut to help remember and review the Vachanamrut.
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As followers believe Swaminarayan to be Parabrahman, or God, the Vachanamrut is considered a direct revelation from God and thus the most precise interpretation of the Upanishads , Bhagavad Gita , and other important Hindu scriptures.
The Vachanamrut is a chronological anthology of religious discourses delivered by Swaminarayan towards the end of his life, between and CE. The compilers wrote the text in Gujarati, the vernacular of the region in which Swaminarayan delivered his discourses. An additional 11 are accepted as canonical by the Ahmedabad diocese, totaling The first discourse occurred on 21 November , and the last discourse occurred on 25 July - both in Gadhada.
It states that Swaminarayan was "extremely pleased" with the manuscript. This documentation of approval further supports its authenticity. Individual discourses are numbered, chronologically arranged, and categorized based on the location where they were delivered. While individual discourses were untitled in early manuscripts, with individual Vachanamruts referred to only by their section and number, Gunatitanand Swami and the swamis of the Junagadh mandir created titles for individual discourses to serve as mnemonic tools.
One of the compilers, Muktanand Swami, was instructed by Swaminarayan to include the precise date of each discourse and names of who asked questions in the assembly. Furthermore, Swaminarayan himself is described with intricate detail with mention to the colour and style of his clothes and adornments. Occasionally, the seat upon which Swaminarayan is seated and the direction in which he is facing is detailed. Regarding the details and precise dating present in the introductory paragraphs of each Vachanamrut, John Carmen, Professor of Comparative Religion at Harvard , notes that the inclusion of such information in a scriptural text nullifies a common Western misunderstanding that religious India lacks a sense of history.
The style of discourse is highly dialogical and didactic, with most in the form of a question-and-answer session similar to the Upanishadic tradition of guru-disciple dialogue in which dialogues occur between the guru and pupils. A critical aspect of the ontological entities presented by Swaminarayan is the interpretation and description of Akshar.
In Gadhada I, Swaminarayan describes the prominence and vastness of Akshar relative to other entities  : to emphasize the need to understand Akshar first before one can understand God Parabrahman perfectly and completely.
Swaminarayan explains the ultimate goal of his theology is moksha, the release from the ignorance borne of maya and the cycle of births and deaths to attain infinite bliss through endless devotion to God.
In Gadhada III, Swaminarayan describes maya as self-identification with the physical body, which also encompasses material possessions and personal talents. Douglas Brear described a discussion of the Vachanamrut as a forum in which the presenter would use examples from everyday life to explain difficult concepts but also encourage others to participate with questions or personal examples.
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The Holy Scripture of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. A historical collection of spiritual discourses delivered by Lord Swaminarayan in the Gujarati language. It is a catechism, filled with infallible logic, startling metaphors and analogies, and divine revelations that provide philosophical and practical answers to the mysteries and questions of life:. It is the ultimate Secret, the Essence of essence. And those who have attained salvation in the past, those who shall attain salvation in the future and those who are striving for salvation now, for all of them this talk is their Lifeline! He had tied a white pagh around His head.
Copyright Swminryan Aksharpith. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher, except for brief quotations embodied in reviews and articles. Blessings by H. Pramukh Swmi Mahrj English Translation 7 October, Amdvd Mandir Purna Purushottam Bhagwn Swminryan, in order to liberate innumerable people and to establish ekntik dharma, incarnated along with His divine abode, Guntitnand Swmi, and countless muktas.