Shikshapatri : Specific dharma for naishthik brahmchaaris and saadhus

Gujarati English Swami Ni Vato Refs.

Verse 197
ane naishthika brahmachaaree ne e saadhu temane taamboola tathaa apheena tathaa tamaaku ityaadikanu je bhakshana te jatane kareene varjavu. And naishthik brahmacharis and saadhus should completely avoid drugs like betel-leaves, opium, tobacco, etc.
Verse 198
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree ne saadhu temane garbhaadhaana aadika je sanskaara temane vishe jamavu nahi tathaa ekaadashaahaparyanta je pretashraaddha temane vishe jamavu nahi tathaa dvaadashaaha shraaddhane vishe jamavu nahi. And naishthik brahmacharis and saadhus should not partake of the food at sanskaars (rituals) such as during a pregnancy or shraad observance.
Verse 199
ane rogaadika aapatkaala padyaa vinaa divase soovu nahi ane graamya vaartaa karavee nahi ne jaaneene saambhalavee nahi. And except in special circumstances (such as when sick) they should not sleep during the day, nor engage in nor deliberately listen to worldly talks.
Verse 200
ane te naishthika brahmachaaree ne saadhu temane rogaadika aapatkaala padyaa vinaa khaatalaa upara soovu nahi ane saadhunee aagala to nirantara nishkapatapane vartavu. And naishthik brahmacharis and saadhus should not sleep on a bed except in special circumstances (such as when sick), and should always behave openly with other saadhus.
Verse 201
ane te saadhu ne brahmachaaree temane koeeka kumativaalaa dushtajana hoya ne te potaane gaala de athavaa maare to te sahana ja karavu pana tene saamee gaala na devee ne maaravo nahi ane tenu jema hita thaaya tema ja manamaa chintavana karavu pana tenu bhundu thaaya evo to sankalpa pana na karavo. And saadhus and naishthik brahmachaaris should tolerate the verbal and physical abuses of wicked opposition, but never retaliate against such abuses verbally or physically. They should not only forgive them, but bless them and shall never think to curse them.
Verse 202
ane koeenu dootapanu na karavu tathaa chaadiyaapanu na karavu ne koeenaa chaarachakshu na thavu ane dehane vishe ahambuddhee na karavee ne svajanaadikane vishe mamataa na karavee. evee reetye saadhunaa vishesha dharma kahyaa. And they should not assume the role of a middleman, spy, or witness. They should not have attachment for the body or its relatives. Thus, I have related the special dharma for saadhus.
   



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