Intro to Satsang - Satsanga Numbers




    Aspects of God [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 7, Sarangpur 5, and Vadtal 7]
    1. Vyatireka (separate or transcendent)
    2. Anvaya (not separate or immanent)

    The dual purpose of life [ref. Swami Ni Vato 1/130]
    1. Become brahmaroopa (totally purified) - aagnyaa (command)
    2. Offer loving devotion to God - upaasanaa (worship)

    The "wings" of satsanga [ref. Swami Ni Vato 3/31 and 11/69]
    1. Aagnyaa (God's command - per Vachanamrut Kariyani 12, vachana)
    2. Upaasanaa (God's worship - per Vachanamrut Kariyani 12, dhyaana)

    Moola-agnyaan (root ignorance)
    1. Ahamtaa (ego)
    2. Mamtaa (attachment)


    Gunas (modes of nature)
    1. Sattva (goodness/demigod)
    2. Rajo (passion/human)
    3. Tamo (ignorance/demonic)

    Deh (bodies)
    1. Sthula (physical or gross)
    2. Sukshma (subtle)
    3. Kaarana (causation)

    Deh of ishvar (demigod bodies)
    1. Viraata (gross)
    2. Sutraatma (subtle)
    3. Avyaakruta (causal)

    Functions or states of ishvar
    1. Utpati (creation)
    2. Sthiti (maintenance)
    3. Pralay (destruction)

    Types of karma
    1. Sanchita (previously accumulated)
    2. Praarabdha (currently experienced or has ripened)
    3. Kriyamaana (currently being formed and accumulated, and will be experienced in the future)

    Aasro (support) [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 33]
    1. Moola-pane (instinctive or blind-faith)
    2. Preeti (love)
    3. Samjana (understanding)

    Levels of samaadhi (divine trance) [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 40, Gadhada Middle 14, and Vadtal 1]
    1. Savikalpa ('with alternatives,' with some pure desire other than God)
    2. Nirvikalpa ('without alternatives,' with no other thoughts or doubts)
    3. Gnyaan (as brahmaroopa)

    Steps to saakshaatkaar (realization) [ref. Vachanamrut Sarangpur 3]
    1. Shravan (intake)
    2. Manan (think over or reflect upon)
    3. Nididhyaas (deeply contemplate)

    Avasthaas (states) of the soul / when it indulges in the senses [ref. Vachanamrut Sarangpur 6]
    1. Jaagrut (awake) / vishva (conscious of the gross body)
    2. Svapna (dream) / taijas (conscious of the subtle body)
    3. Shushupti (deep-sleep) / praagna (conscious of the causation body)

    Types of muktas and Gopis [ref. Vachanamrut Sarangpur 15]
    1. Kanishth (low) or moogdhaa (stubborn)
    2. Madhyaa (middle)
    3. Uttam (high) or praudhaa (mature)

    To transcend prakruti (inherent crude nature) [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada Middle 37]
    1. Faith in the words of the God-realized saint
    2. Love for the God-realized saint
    3. Accept the God-realized saint's harsh words that may seem painful but are for our good

    A true devotee [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada Middle 61]
    1. Niyam (follows God's disciplines)
    2. Nishchay (has faith in God)
    3. Paksh (takes the side of devotees)

    Angs (styles) [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada Middle 62]
    1. Atma-nishthaa (soul-consciousness), like Shukji
    2. Pativrataa (fidelity), like the Gopis
    3. Daaspana (servant), like Hanuman or Uddhavji

    Unique powers of Purushottam Narayan [ref. Vachanamrut Loya 13]
    1. Kartum (the power through which God controls the world - that which He wills, comes to pass)
    2. Akartum (the power that despite being the cause of everything, God is alipt or transcending or immune from the world)
    3. Anyathaa-kartum (the power through which the impossible is made possible - through this power, God can accomplish what no one else can)

    Taaps (sources of unhappiness) [alternate definition given in Vachanamrut Loya 15 and Gadhada Middle 10]
    1. Adhyaatma (from the mind)
    2. Adhibhut (from external sources, or other men or animals)
    3. Adhidev (from demigods or nature)

    What God is very happy with if a devotee keeps [ref. Swami Ni Vato 1/166]
    1. Abides by God's commands
    2. Understands the form of God's saint
    3. Understands the form of God

    There is happiness in only these things [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/6]
    1. The remembrance of God's image
    2. The association of God's saint
    3. Positive thoughts

    Aspects enjoyed if attached to God [ref. Swami Ni Vato 3/42]
    1. Chinnh (God's physical marks)
    2. Charitra (God's divine actions)
    3. Cheshtaa (God's daily routine)

    Aspects enjoyed if attached to God's saint as well [ref. Swami Ni Vato 3/42]
    1. Darshan (experience upon seeing God)
    2. Sevaa (God's service)
    3. Vaato (God's discourses)

    Stages to become a mukta (liberated devotee) [ref. Swami Ni Vato 8/3]
    1. Sanskaar (impressions)
    2. Aashirvaad (blessings)
    3. Mumukshataa (aspiration)

    Granths (scriptures) for tyaagis
    1. Shikshapatri
    2. Dharmaamrut (from Satsangijivan)
    3. Nishkaam Shuddhi (from Satsangijivan)

    Saaksheebhaava or positive 'witnessing spirit' has these three qualities (from Kakaji's discourses)
    1. Sachetana (awakened or progressing)
    2. Sakriya (active)
    3. Samataapurvak (balanced)

    "B's" an aspirant should remove (from Kakaji's discourses)
    1. Bahyadrashti (outward or gross vision, per Vachanamrut Gadhada First 49, Saragpur 10 and Gadhada Middle 8)
    2. Balakbuddhi (immaturity)
    3. Barobaryaapanu (the feeling that "I am something too," per Vachanamrut Gadhada Middle 25)

    Kamals of nirdoshbuddhi or lotuses of a faultless intellect (from Kakaji's discourses)
    1. Suhradbhaav (heartfelt oneness)
    2. Preeti (love) with a God-realized saint
    3. Vishvaas (faith) in a God-realized saint

    Relationship with devotees (from Kakaji's discourses)
    1. Poojyabhaava (respect) with elders
    2. Suhradabhaava (harmony) with peers
    3. Premabhaava (love) with juniors

    Dhaatus (constituents) according to Ayurveda
    1. Vaat (gas)
    2. Pitt (biles)
    3. Kaf (phlegm)

    Major naadis (nerves or channels, of 72,000 total given in Hindu scriptures)
    1. Pingalaa - right side of the body
    2. Idaa - left side of the body
    3. Sushumnaa - center of the body


    Antahkaran (subtle faculties)
    1. Mana (mind)
    2. Buddhi (intellect)
    3. Chitta (subconscious)
    4. Ahankaar (ego)

    Aashrams (stages of life)
    1. Brahmchaari (celibate)
    2. Gruhasth (householder)
    3. Vaanprasth (toward the forest or retirement)
    4. Sannyaasth (totally detached)

    Categories by which a soul gets a body [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 13]
    1. Udbhij (born from the ground or plant-life)
    2. Jaraayuj (born from the womb, including humans)
    3. Svedaj (born from sweat or lower life forms such as bacteria)
    4. Andaj (born from an egg)

    Types of liberation that a devotee of God does not desire - he only desires to serve God [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 43]
    1. Saalokya (to stay in God's abode)
    2. Samipya (to stay near God)
    3. Saaroopya (to have a form similar to that of God)
    4. Aishvarya (to have divine powers similar to God's powers)

    Levels of motaa-purush or an elevated spiritual person [ref. Vachanamrut Vadtal 3]
    1. Small flame
    2. Torch
    3. Ligtning - ekaantik (in the process of God-realization)
    4. Vadavaanal (fire that remains inextinguishable in the ocean) - param-ekaantik (perfectly God-realized saint)

    Purushaarths (mankind's purposes) [ref. Vachanamrut Ahmedabad 5]
    1. Dharma (religion)
    2. Artha (wealth)
    3. Kaam (desires)
    4. Moksha (liberation)

    Ingredients of an ekaantik-bhakta (highest-level devotee)
    1. Dharma (religion)
    2. Gnyaan (knowledge)
    3. Vairaagya (detachment)
    4. Mahaatam sahit bhakti (devotion with glory)

    Hurdles in pratilom (looking inward) [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/9]
    1. Women
    2. Money
    3. Ego related to this world
    4. Activities related to this world

    Jiva nu jeevan (life-line of souls) [ref. Swami Ni Vato 3/17]
    1. Upaasanaa (worship)
    2. Aagnyaa (command)
    3. Ekaantik maa preeti (love with a God-realized saint)
    4. Bhagavadi saathe suhradpanu (heartfelt oneness with fellow devotees)

    Styles that Gunatitanand Swami liked - Lord Swaminarayan said to discourse on God [ref. Swami Ni Vato 3/56]
    1. Dhyaan karavu (meditate)
    2. Aatmapane varatvu (behave in soul-consciousness)
    3. Maandaa saadhu ni sevaa karavi (serve saints that are sick)
    4. Bhagwan ni vaatu karavi (discourse on God)

    Types of devotees [ref. Swami Ni Vato 5/185]
    1. Paamar (one with sinful activities)
    2. Vishayi (immersed in the senses)
    3. Mumukshu (aspirant)
    4. Mukta (liberated soul)

    Degrees of satsanga - 1 aanaa is 1/16th of a rupee [ref. Swami Ni Vato 8/6]
    1. 4-aanaa (deh)
    2. 8-aanaa (deh and indriyas)
    3. 12-aanaa (deh, indriyas, and antahkaran)
    4. 16-aanaa (deh, indriyas, antahkaran, and jiva)

    Upaaya or methods used to help one follow God's commands [ref. Swami Ni Vato 10/245]
    1. shaama (explanation) - method by which mumukshu learn
    2. daama (reward)
    3. bheda ([revealing a] secret)
    4. danda (punishment) - method by which vishayi and paamar learn

    Satsang is the association of true
    1. Bhagwan (God)
    2. Satpurush (God-realized saint)
    3. Saddharma (religion)
    4. Satshaastra (scriptures)

    Types of devotees [ref. Bhagavad Gita 7/16]
    1. Aarta (one who is distressed from not having gotten yogic powers)
    2. Jignyaasu (one who is inquisitive or desires realization / knowledge of the soul)
    3. Arthaarthi (one who desires material gain)
    4. Gnyaani - the true devotee, per Vachanamrut Gadhada First 56, Loya 7, and Ahmedabad 2

    One's speech should be [ref. Bhagavad Gita 17/15]
    1. Satya (truthful)
    2. Priya (loving)
    3. Hitkaari (beneficial)
    4. Anudveg (respectful)

    Kakaji's daily 4-point program
    1. Svaroopayoga (remembering God and His divine saints during prayer and chanting)
    2. Santa samaagama/satshaastranu vaanchana (associating with saints and listening to discourses / reading from the scriptures)
    3. Satkarma (serving devotees selflessly without expectations and to please our guru)
    4. Sootaa pahelaanee praayascheetaroopa praarthanaa (introspecting and asking for forgiveness while praying before sleeping)

    Hurdles in nirdoshbuddhi
    1. Bhedbhaav (negative discrimination - "mine and yours")
    2. Sankalp (desires)
    3. Vikalp (to have alternates besides God)
    4. Veeprit-buddhi (to have a wavering negative attitude)

    Aushadhis (types of medicines) [ref. Jaga Swami Ni Vato 1/13]
    1. Saandhik - dharma
    2. Vranhaareeni - gnyaan
    3. Vishalyakarni - vairagyaa
    4. Sanjivani - bhakti


    Bheds (levels) or eternal entities
    1. Parabrahm (God)
    2. Brahm (liberated souls)
    3. Maya (illusion)
    4. Ishvar (demigods)
    5. Jiva (souls)

    Bhoots (elements)
    1. Pruthvi (earth)
    2. Jal (water)
    3. Tej (light)
    4. Vaayu (air)
    5. Aakaash (space)

    Senses related to bhoots (called tanmaatras) or to objects of attraction (called vishays)
    1. Shabda (sounds)
    2. Sparsh (touch)
    3. Roop (sights)
    4. Ras (tastes)
    5. Gandh (smells)

    Vartamaans (vows) for saints
    1. Nirlobhi (without greed or possessiveness - to only want the service and grace of God)
    2. Nishkaami (celibacy - to have the desire for only God)
    3. Nisvaadi (without taste - to have the taste for only prasaad or food offered to God)
    4. Nisnehi (without attachment for one's family - to be attached only to God and devotees)
    5. Nirmaani (without ego - to have full respect for God)

    Mahaapaaps (great sins)
    1. Brahm-hatyaa (to kill a brahmin)
    2. Baal-hatyaa (to kill a child)
    3. Stri-hatyaa (to kill a woman)
    4. Gau-hatyaa (to kill a cow)
    5. Guru-strino sang (to have illicit relations with one's guru's wife)

    1. Mangalaa (early morning or upon waking up)
    2. Shanagaar (morning or after getting ready)
    3. Raajabhog (after lunch)
    4. Sandhyaa (after sunset)
    5. Shayan (night or before sleeping)

    Principal deities [ref. Shikshapatri verse 84]
    1. Vishnu (the god of preservation or the principal deity in the trinity of creator, sustainor, and destroyer that supports a world)
    2. Shiva (the god of destruction)
    3. Ganapati (or Ganesh)
    4. Parvati (Lord Shiva's consort)
    5. Surya (the sun god)

    Vachanamruts in which Swaminarayan Bhagwan takes a sama (oath)
    1. Gadhada First 18 ("by the name of [Guru] Ramanand Swami")
    2. Gadhada Middle 13 ("by all of you paramhansas")
    3. Gadhada Middle 33 ("by the lives of these paramhansas")
    4. Gadhada Last 2 ("by this assembly of saints")
    5. Gadhada Last 21 ("by God and the devotees of God")

    Ghaatis (obstacles) [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/96 and 6/25]
    1. Purushottam jaanvaa (knowing [Swaminarayan Bhagwan] as the supreme God)
    2. Sadhu odakhavaa (recognizing the Saint [Gunatitanand Swami as Mool Akshar])
    3. Panchvishay maathi preeti ukhedavi (uprooting the liking from enjoyment of the five senses)
    4. Aa jiva ne deh ek thai gayu chhe tethi atma nokho samajvo (the body and the soul are regarded as one, but understanding the soul to be separate)
    5. Bhegaa rahine mahimaa samajvo (staying together and understanding the glory of fellow [devotees])

    What a jiva cannot live without [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/3]
    1. Food
    2. Water
    3. Shelter/clothing
    4. Sleep
    5. Taste

    Yogiji Maharaj explained the essence of the Vachanamrut as [ref. Yogi Gita / Krupa Prasad]
    1. Karavu - sant samaagam (mana-karma-vachane) (having the association of a gunaateeta saint by thought, deed, and word)
    2. Jaanavu - jad chaitanyano vivek (knowing the difference between the animate or the soul and the inanimate or the body)
    3. Mukavu - panchvishay, dehabhimaan, avdo paksh (renouncing temptations of the five senses, bodily ego, and favor of the wrong side)
    4. Samajavu - Bhagavaannu svaroopa (understanding God's form)
    5. Raakhavu - brahma thaine Parabrahma (keeping God after becoming brahmaroopa)


    Urmis (sensations)
    1. Bhookh (hunger)
    2. Taras (thirst)
    3. Shok (grief)
    4. Moh (infatuation)
    5. Jaraa (old-age)
    6. Mrutyu (death)

    Levels of nishchay (faith) [ref. Vachanamrut Loya 12]
    1. Savikalp (with alternative)
      1. Lowest - keeps divinity in God just as long as He displays a nature (lust, anger, etc.) that is like that of other humans, but not any more
      2. Middle - keeps divinity in God even if He displays a nature that is to a dobule degree than that of other humans
      3. Highest - keeps divinity in God regardless of how lowly He behaves, because he believes God is the all-doer and thus unaffected
    2. Nirvikalp (without alternative)
      1. Lowest - keeps total divinty in God, because he believes God to be unaffected like Brahma
      2. Middle - behaves like the niranna or self-supporting devotees of Shvetdvip, free of the six urmis
      3. Highest - worships Purushottam having become aksharroop or with the qualities of God's Abode

    Reasons for Swaminarayan Bhagwan's manifestation [ref. Jaga Swami Ni Vato 1/4]
    1. To establish and spread the true upaasanaa (worship) of God
    2. To give the original form of God to past incarnations and their devotees and liberate them to Akshardham
    3. To revive ekaantik/bhaagavat dharma, consisting of perfecting dharma, vairaagya, gnyaan, and mahaatmya-yukta bhakti
    4. To give Bhaktidevi and Dharmadev the happiness of His company and liberate them to Akshardham
    5. To liberate yogis doing penance for Him
    6. To create temples, scriptures, acharyas, and God-realized saints

    Gunaateeta gnyaan nu navaneeta (essence of divine knowledge) [ref. Yogi Gita / Krupa Prasad]
    1. Koinu e jovu nahee (do not see negative in others)
    2. Potaanu karee levu (look after your own liberation)
    3. Munjavan aave to maalaa ghamakaavavee, pan beejaa vichaar na karavaa (in times of difficulty, pray to God but do not think of anything else)
    4. Darek maa nirdoshbuddhi raakhavee (see everyone with divinity)
    5. Samp, suhradbhaav ne ekataa raakhavi (keep spiritual togetherness, harmony, and oneness)
    6. Saakshaat no mahimaa nirantar gaayaa karavo (constantly glorify God in the form of the brahmasvaroopa saint you have met)


    Gadhs (deterrents) to devotion [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/79]
    1. Naatilaa (relatives)
    2. Kutumbi (family)
    3. Maabaap (parents)
    4. Stri (women)
    5. Dravya (wealth)
    6. Indriyas (senses)
    7. Antahkaran (subtle faculties)

    Chakras (energy centers of the body)
    1. Sahasraar (crown or brain) [When 6 centers are mentioned, this one is not included.]
    2. Aagnyaa (brow or third eye)
    3. Vishuddha (throat)
    4. Anaahat (heart)
    5. Naabhi or Manipur (solar plexus)
    6. Svaadhisthaan (navel)
    7. Moolaadhaar (base)

    1. Baliraja
    2. Parshurama
    3. Vyasji
    4. Hanuman
    5. Vibhishan
    6. Ashwatama
    7. Kripacharya


    Ashtaang-yoga (8-fold yoga) [ref. Patanjali's Yoga-sutras, section 2, verse 29 and Sandilya Upanishad (of the Atharva Veda)]
    1. Yam
    2. [five given in Patanjali's Yoga-sutras, section 2, verse 30 (ten given in the Sandilya Upanishad of the Atharva Veda)]
      1. Ahimsaa (non-violence)
      2. Satya (truth)
      3. Asteya (non-stealing)
      4. Brahmchaarya (celibacy)
      5. Aparigrah (non-greed)
    3. Niyam
    4. [five given in Patanjali's Yoga-sutras, section 2, verse 32 (ten given in the Sandilya Upanishad of the Atharva Veda)]
      1. Shauch (pure)
      2. Santosh (satisfied)
      3. Tapa (penance)
      4. Svaadhyaay (study of the self)
      5. Ishvar-praanidaan (surrender to God)
    5. Aasan (8.4 million postures, 84 major)
    6. Praanaayam (breath control)
    7. Pratyaahaar (inward activity or retract vrutti or focus from indriyas to antahkaran)
    8. Dhaarnaa (long meditation or to put God's moorti in the chitt)
    9. Dhyaan (meditation)
    10. Samaadhi (divine trance)

    Eight-fold brahmachaari (celibacy)
    1. Shravan (listening to or about)
    2. Kirtan (talking to or about)
    3. Keli (associating with)
    4. Prekshan (intentionally looking at)
    5. Guhyabhaashan (privately conversing with)
    6. Sankalp (desiring for)
    7. Adhyavasaay (thinking of)
    8. Kriyaa (having intercourse)

    Deshkaalaadik (8 factors of influence)
    1. Desh (place)
    2. Kaal (time)
    3. Sang (association)
    4. Shaastra (scriptures)
    5. Mantra (belief) or Devataa (demigods)
    6. Kriyaa (action)
    7. Dikshaa (initiation)
    8. Dhyaan (meditation)

    Aavarans (barriers) - obstacle in devotion [ref. Swami Ni Vato 11/254]
    1. Pruthvi (earth) - gandh (smell)
    2. Jal (water) - ras (taste)
    3. Tej (light) - roop (sights)
    4. Vaayu (air) - sparsh (touch)
    5. Aakaash (space) - shabda (words)
    6. Ahankaar - guna (rajas, tamas, satva)
    7. Mahatattva - chitta
    8. Prakruti - svabhaav (crude nature)

    Ashta-sidhi (8 yogic powers)
    1. Animaa (become small)
    2. Mahimaa (become large)
    3. Garimaa (become heavy)
    4. Laghimaa (become light)
    5. Ishitva (create, sustain, and destroy entities)
    6. Vashitva (control entities)
    7. Praapti (to gain)
    8. Praakaamya (make wishes come true)

    Vedic scriptures esteemed by Lord Swaminarayan [ref. Shikshapatri verses 93-95]
    1. 4 Vedas
    2. Vyas Sutra
    3. Shrimad Bhagavat Puran
    4. Shree Vishnu Sahasranaam in the Mahabharat
    5. Bhagavad Gita
    6. Vidur Niti
    7. Shree Vasudev Mahatmay in the Vishnu khand of the Skand Puran
    8. Yaagnavalkya Smruti

    Types of devotees in satsanga and the temple [ref. Swami Ni Vato 2/87]
    1. Shatru (enemy - spoils and teaches others to spoil)
    2. Pitaraai (who imposes)
    3. Daadiyaa (worker - short-term, irresponsible)
    4. Saathee (friend - long-term but looks after his self first)
    5. Mahemaan (guest - indifferent)
    6. Sagaa (relative - tells others to act in certain ways, but does not become active himself)
    7. Dikraa (child - stays up all night to help)
    8. Dhanee (partner - takes care, even at the cost of his life)


    Navadhaa-bhakti (9 types of devotion) [ref. Bhagavat 7/5/23]
    1. Shravan (listen)
    2. Kirtan (sing)
    3. Smaran (remember)
    4. Paad-sevan (serve, at feet)
    5. Archan (anoint and bathe)
    6. Vandan (offer respect)
    7. Daasya (remain as a servant)
    8. Sakhya (remain as a friend)
    9. Atmanivedan (dedicate, with the soul)

    Types of moortis (images) that God resides in [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 68]
    1. Made of stone
    2. Made of steel
    3. Made of wood
    4. Made of earth
    5. Made of sand
    6. Made of gems
    7. As a drawing
    8. Mentally drawn
    9. Saints

    Nav-niddhi (9 divine treasures, personified attendants of Kuber Bhandari or Lakshmiji)
    1. Padma
    2. Mahaapadma
    3. Sankha
    4. Makar
    5. Kacchapa
    6. Mukunda
    7. Nanda
    8. Nila
    9. Kharva


    Indriyas (sense receptors/sense-organs)
    1. 5 gnyaan (knowledge)
      1. Eyes
      2. Nose
      3. Ears
      4. Tongue for taste
      5. Skin
    2. 5 karma (action)
      1. Hands
      2. Legs
      3. Tongue for speech
      4. Genitals
      5. Excretory

    Praanas (vital forces)
    1. 5 mukhya (major)
      1. Praan (exhaled breath)
      2. Apaan (inhaled breath)
      3. Vyaan (equalizing breath)
      4. Udaan (ascending breath)
      5. Samaan (retained breath)
    2. 5 gaun (minor)
      1. Dhananjay
      2. Krukkal
      3. Naag
      4. Kurma
      5. Devdatt


    Niyams (disciplines)
    1. Koini hinsaa karavi nahi (do not hurt anyone)
    2. Parstrino sang na karavo (do not commit adultery)
    3. Maans na khaavu (do not eat meat)
    4. Daaru na pivo (do not drink alcohol)
    5. Vidhvaa streeno sparsh na karavo (do not touch widows)
    6. Atmahatyaa na karavi (do not commit suicide)
    7. Chori na karavi (do not steal)
    8. Koine kalank lagaadi badnaam na karavo (do not falsely accuse or defame others)
    9. Koi dev ni nindaa na karavi (do not speak negatively of any deities)
    10. Bin khapatu dungri, lasan, hingvaalu na khaavu (do not eat onions, garlic, and hing or asafoetida)
    11. Bhagvan ane sant thi vimukh jiva hoy tenaa mukhe thi kathaa na saambhalvi (do not listen to the words of someone who is not a devotee of God or His saint)


    Lokas (realms) of a brahmaanda (world)
    1. Paataal
    2. Rasaatal
    3. Mahaatal
    4. Talaatal
    5. Sutal
    6. Vital
    7. Atal
    8. Mrutyulok
    9. Bhurlok
    10. Svarglok
    11. Maharlok
    12. Janalok
    13. Tapalok
    14. Satyalok

    Devataas of indriyas and antahkaran
    1. Suryadev for eyes
    2. Digpal for ears
    3. Ashvini Kumars for nose
    4. Vayudev for touch
    5. Saraswati for speech
    6. Indradev for hands
    7. Vishnu for feet
    8. Yamraja for excretory
    9. Prajapati for genitals
    10. Varundev for taste
    11. Chandradev for mind
    12. Brahma for intellect
    13. Vasudev for chitt
    14. Rudra for ego


    Signs on Swaminarayan Bhagwan's Feet [Padma Puran, Nishkulanand Swami's Chinhachintamani, Bhumanand Swami's Shri Ghanshyam Lilamrutsagar]
    1. Swastik (Hindu symbol of prosperity)
    2. Ashtakon (octagon)
    3. Ankush (goad)
    4. Padma (lotus)
    5. Ketu (flag)
    6. Urdhva-rekhaa (ascending, crease line)
    7. Jaambu (blackberry)
    8. Vajra (thunderbolt, weapon of Lord Indra)
    9. Jav (barley-grain)
    10. Matsya or Meen (fish)
    11. Trikon (triangle)
    12. Gopad (cow-footprint)
    13. Dhanushya (bow)
    14. Vyom (space or sky)
    15. Ardh-chandra (crescent moon)
    16. Kalash (holy waterpot bearing a coconut)


    Tattvas (elements)
    1. 5 bhoots
    2. 10 indriyas
    3. 5 praan
    4. 4 antahkaran

    Major incarnations of Lord Vishnu per the Shrimad Bhagavat
    1. Brahmaa or the Creator
    2. Sanakadik (4 celibate divine boys, Sanand, Sanak, Sanaatan, and Sanat Kumar)
    3. Varah (Boar that lifted the earth out of the waters and killed Hiranyaksh)
    4. Naradji (Devarishi who gave the devotional Pancharatra)
    5. NaraNarayan (Twin-incarnation to kill the demon Sahastrakuchi)
    6. Kapil (who propounded the Saankhya philosophy to his mother, Devahuti)
    7. Datatreya (born to Atri and Anasuyaa, he made 24 gurus seeing positive in all)
    8. Yajna (born to Ruchi Prajapati and Aakuti, he glorified the demigods as Indra)
    9. Rushabhadev (born to king Naabhi and Marudevi, he was the first Tirthankar)
    10. Pruthu (who milked the cow mother earth to make the earth fertile and full of vegetation)
    11. Matsya (Fish that rescued Vaivasvata Manu and earlier killed the demon Hayagriva who had stolen the Vedas)
    12. Kurma (Tortoise that supported Mt. Meru during the Samdura Manthan)
    13. Dhanvantari (Heavenly doctor that carried amrut or immortal nectar from the Samudra Manthan)
    14. Mohini (Beautiful woman that took the nectar from the demons for the demigods)
    15. Nrusinh (Half-lion, half-man that killed Hiranyakashyap to protect Prahalad)
    16. Vaman (Dwarf who after taking the world and heavens from Bali, was pleased by his self-sacrifice)
    17. Hayagriva (Half-horse, half-man that took back the Vedas from demons)
    18. Parshurama (who protected the priests by destroying the warriors)
    19. Vyasji (born to sage Parashar and Satyavati, he compiled the 4 Vedas, wrote the Mahabharat and the 18 Purans)
    20. Rama (born to king Dasharath and Kaushalya in Ayodhyaa, accepted Hanuman's service, rescued Sitaji, killed Ravan and Kumbhakarn, and established a righteous civilization)
    21. Balarama (Elder brother of Lord Krishna)
    22. Krishna (born to the imprisoned king Vasudev and Devki in Mathura, raised by Nand and Yashodra, played with the cowboys in Gokul and Gopis in Vrundavan, killed Kansa, studied under guru Sandipani, rescued the chief 8 queens such as Rukmani and the 16,100 queens to Dwarka, protected the Pandavs and Draupadi, killed demons such as Shishupal and Dantavakra, and delivered the Bhagavad Gita to Arjun)
    23. Buddha (as Gautam Sidhdhaarth)
    24. Kalki (incarnation at the end of Kali-yug)


    Attributes of God when he takes the form of a saadhu (saint) [ref. Bhagavat 11/11/29-32] [64 qualities of God in the form of a saint given in Hari Gita]
    1. Krupaalu (gracious)
    2. Sarvedenhinaam akrutdroh (does not hurt any living being)
    3. Titikshu (equipoised)
    4. Satyasaar (strengh of truthfulness)
    5. Anavadhyatma (free of jealousy and such vices)
    6. Sama (equality)
    7. Sarvopakaarak (does only good to others)
    8. Kaamairahatadhee (whose mind is not disturbed by the senses)
    9. Daant (whose [senses are] restrained)
    10. Mrudu (gentle-natured)
    11. Shuchi (purity)
    12. Akinchan (free of worldly desires)
    13. Aneeha (free of desires for worldly gain)
    14. Mitabhuk (who eats in moderation)
    15. Shaant (peaceful)
    16. Sthir (steady)
    17. Machchharan (whose only refuge [is God])
    18. Muni (with noble thoughts)
    19. Apramatt (alert)
    20. Gabheeratma (whose essence is beyond understanding)
    21. Dhrutimaan (ever-patient)
    22. Jitashadguna (who had defeated the six urmi)
    23. Amaanee (free of ego)
    24. Maanad (who praises others)
    25. Kalp (who is others' well-wisher)
    26. Maitra (open)
    27. Kaarunik (selfishly compassionate)
    28. Kavi (who knows the animate, inanimate, and God)
    29. Who worships God
    30. With true realization of God's glory


    Attributes of God when He takes the form of a king [ref. Bhagavat 1/16/26-28]
    1. Satya (truthfulness)
    2. Sauch (purity)
    3. Dayaa (compassion)
    4. Kshaanti (forbearance)
    5. Tyaag (renunciation)
    6. Santosh (contentment)
    7. Aarjav (sincerity)
    8. Shama (tranquility)
    9. Dama (self-control)
    10. Tapa (austerity)
    11. Saamya (equality)
    12. Titikshaa (enudrance)
    13. Uparati (abstinence)
    14. Shrut (learning)
    15. Gynaan (knowledge)
    16. Virakti (non-affection toward senses)
    17. Aishvarya (power)
    18. Shaurya (valor)
    19. Tej (brilliance)
    20. Bal (strength to control all beings)
    21. Smruti (memory of the good in devotees)
    22. Svaatantrya (independence)
    23. Kaushal (expertise)
    24. Kaanti (lustre)
    25. Dhairya (fortitude of mind)
    26. Maardav (flexible)
    27. Praagalbhya (courage)
    28. Prashray (courtesy)
    29. Sheel (chastity)
    30. Saha (potency)
    31. Ojas (vitality)
    32. Bal (strength to support all beings)
    33. Bhag (excellence)
    34. Gaambheerya (depth)
    35. Sthairya (stability)
    36. Aastikya (faith)
    37. Keerti (fame)
    38. Maan (respect)
    39. Anahamkruti (humility)


    Bhoots ("ghosts" that cling to the soul)
    1. 10 indriyas
    2. 4 antahkaran
    3. 14 devatas of the 10 indriyas and 4 antahkaran
    4. 5 bhoots
    5. 5 tanmaatras
    6. 10 praan
    7. 3 gunas



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