Shikshapatri : Specific dharma for naishthik brahmchaaris (brahmin saints serving mandir moortis)

Gujarati English Swami Ni Vato Refs.

Verse 175
have naishthika brahmachaareenaa je vishesha dharma te kaheee chheee - amaare aashrita evaa je naishthika brahmachaaree temane streemaatrano sparsha na karavo ane streeo sangaathe bolavu nahi ane jaaneene te streeo sanmukha jovu nahi. Now I will relate the special dharma of naishthik brahmacharis (eight-fold celibates) - naishthik brahmacharis under My shelter should not touch, talk with, or deliberately look at women.
Verse 176
ane te streeonee vaartaa kyaareya na karavee ane na saambhalavee ane je sthaanakane vishe streeono pagaphera hoya te sthaanakane vishe snaanaadika kriyaa karavaa na javu. And never talk about women or listen to talks (about women). They should not go to bathe or do the like activities at any place where women may be moving about.
Verse 177
ane devataanee pratimaa vinaa beejee je streenee pratimaa chitranee athavaa kaashthaadikanee hoya teno sparsha na karavo ane jaaneene to te pratimaane jovee pana nahi. And with the exception of images of deities, they should not touch or even deliberately look at images of women that are drawn or (made) of wood, etc.
Verse 178
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree temane streenee pratimaa na karavee ane streee potaanaa shareera upara dhaarelu je vastra tene adavu nahi ane maithunaasakta evaa je pashupakshyaadika praanimaatra temane jaaneene jovaa nahi. And the naishthik brahmacharis should not draw the image of a woman or touch the clothes worn by women or deliberately watch animals (or birds, etc.) having intercourse.
Verse 179
ane streenaa veshane dharee rahyo evo je purusha tene adavu nahi ane tenee saamu jovu nahi ane te saathe bolavu nahi ane streeno udesha kareene bhagavaananee kathaa vaartaa keertana pana na karavaa. And they should not touch, look at, or talk with a man that wears the dress of a woman. And with the intention of having women hear it they should not give discourses on God nor sing devotional songs.
Verse 180
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree temane potaanaa brahmacharyavratano tyaaga thaaya evu je vachana te to potaanaa gurunu pana na maanavu ne sadaakaala dheerajavaana rahevu ane santoshe yukta rahevu ne maane rahita rahevu. And even if given by their guru, the naishthik brahmacharis should not obey a command that violates their vow of celibacy. And always remain patient, full of contentment, and without ego. 2/69
Verse 181
ane balaatkaare kareene potaane atishaya sameepe aavatee evee je stree tene boleene athavaa tiraskaara kareene pana turata vaaravee pana sameepe aavavaa devee nahi. And when a women who forcefully comes very near them, they should immediately stop her and not let her come near them by telling her or even showing contempt.
Verse 182
ane jo kyaareya streeono athavaa potaano praana naasha thaaya evo aapatkaala aavee pade tyaare to te streeone adeene athavaa te saathe boleene pana te streeonee rakshaa karavee ane potaanee pana rakshaa karavee. In a time of emergency when a woman's or their own life is in danger, they should save themselves and the woman by touching her or even talking to her.
Verse 183
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree temane potaane shareere tailamardana na karavu ne aayudha na dhaaravu ne bhayankara evo je vesha te na dhaaravo ane rasanaa indreeyane jeetavee. And the naishthik brahmacharis should not massage themselves with oil, nor take up a weapon, nor assume a fearful disposition, and should win over the sense of taste.
Verse 184
ane je braahmananaa gharane vishe stree peerasanaaree hoya tene ghera bhikshaa karavaa javu nahi ne jyaa purusha peerasanaaro hoya tyaa javu. And they should not go to ask for alms at a brahmin's home where women are serving (food), but go where men are serving (food).
Verse 185
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree temane vedashaastrano abhyaasa karavo ne gurunee sevaa karavee ne streeonee pethe ja straina purushano sanga je te sarvakaale varjavo. And the naishthik brahmacharis should study the Vedas and scriptures, and serve their guru, and they should not associate with feminine males, in the same manner as they stay away from women.
Verse 186
ane jaatie kareene je braahmana hoya te koeee pana charmavaari na peevu ne dungalee ne lasana aadika je abhakshya vastu te braahmana jaati hoya tene koee prakaare na khaavee. And those who are brahmin by caste should never drink from a container made of leather. They should not eat onions, garlic and any type of similar unedible foodstuff.
Verse 187
ane je braahmana hoya tene snaana, sandhyaa, gaayatreeno japa, shreevishnunee poojaa ane vaishvadeva etlaa vaanaa karyaa vinaa bhojana karvu ja nahi. evee reete naishthika brahmachaareenaa vishesha dharma kahyaa. And brahmins should not eat prior to bathing, prayer, chanting of the Gayatri mantra, and worship to Shree Vishnu and the god of fire. These are the special dharma of naishthik brahmacharis.
   



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