Satsang Diksha

From Wikitia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Satsang Diksha is a Hindu shastra (scripture) written by His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj in Gujarati. This scripture is part of the Akshar-Purushottam Samhita, a group of texts explaining the bhakti tradition of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan in Sanskrit.[1] This a key scripture to those of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha sect, within the Swaminarayan tradition. The scripture describes the key codes of conduct and daily codes for practicing the faith, known as agna,[2] and the philosophical principles of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan, known as upasana.[2] This scripture was written by Mahant Swami Maharaj clearly explaining the path to moksha based on the teachings of Swaminarayan|Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the lineage of BAPS gurus.[1] Those who follow the BAPS tradition read the Satsang Diksha daily.

Writing the Satsang Diksha

Mahant Swami Maharaj began writing this scripture on January 30, 2020, which falls on the Vasant Panchmi festival or the birthday of Shastriji Maharaj (the propagator of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan), in Navsari, Gujarat, India. He completed the scripture on April 2, 2020, which falls on Swaminarayan Jayanti, in Nenpur, Gujarat, India.[3]

Once Mahant Swami Maharaj completed writing the scripture in the Gujarati language, he involved senior sadhus and scholarly sadhus of BAPS to review the language of the scripture. As the scripture will be a part of the Akshar-Purushottam Samhita, Mahamoupadhyay Pujya Bhadreshdas Swami then rendered the final version of the scripture into the Sanskrit language. Thereafter, Mahant Swami Maharaj reviewed the Sanskrit Shloka|shlokas to ensure it matched up with the original Gujarati language.[3]

On July 5, 2020, which falls on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. Mahant Swami Maharaj performed the sacred pujan rituals of the Satsang Diksha scripture and offered the final version of the scripture to the murtis of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Gunatitanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj.[3] Mahant Swami Maharaj also dedicated this scripture on the occasion of Pramukh Swami Maharaj's Birth Centennial Celebrations in 2021.[4] Thus the scripture was formally inaugurated and available to the public through the BAPS website.[5]

The scripture was then translated into various languages by the swamis and volunteers of BAPS - including Hindi, Marathi, English, Punjabi, Swahili and more.[5]

Within the Satsang Diksha

The Satsang Diksha contains a total of 315 Sanskrit shlokas.[1] Within the title of the scripture, the word diksha, according to the scripture itself, means "firm resolve, unwavering conviction coupled with faith, absolute dedication, loving faith, observances and firm refuge."[6] The message of the scripture is to have unwavering resolve for the principles of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan, related to agna (moral diciplines) and upasana (philosophy).[4]

The scripture contains various concepts of the Akshar-Purushottam Darshan philosophy, including: bhakti, spiritual sadhana, satsang, qualities of Parabrahma, importance of Aksharbrahma, role of the Gunatit guru, etc. [4] The scripture also guides the devotees of the philosophy on daily practices, observances, austerities, introspection and more.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj's Historic Gift to All on Guru Purnima". BAPS. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Glossary". BAPS. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Maharaj, Mahant Swami; Swami, Bhadreshdas (2020). Satsang Diksha (PDF). BAPS Aksharpith. pp. v–viii. ASIN B08HR4HNYN.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Maharaj, Mahant Swami; Swami, Bhadreshdas (2020). Satsang Diksha. BAPS Aksharpith. pp. x–xix. ASIN B08HR4HNYN. {{cite book}}: External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Satsang Diksha". BAPS. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  6. Maharaj, Mahant Swami; Swami, Bhadreshdas (2020). Satsang Diksha. BAPS Aksharpith. pp. 7. ASIN (identifier)|ASIN B08HR4HNYN.

External links

Add External links

This article "Satsang Diksha" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical. Articles taken from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be accessed on Wikipedia's Draft Namespace.